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Mobil Delvac products at TA, Petro

Extended-life coolant and antifreeze are now available at all 200 TravelCenters of America and Petro truck stops, Mobil Delvac announced. The company’s heavy-duty diesel engine oils are also available at the truck stops. The products have been sold at Petro travel centers since 1999 and at the TravelCenters of America since 2004.

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Mobil Delvac coolant, antifreeze available at travel plazas

Extended-life coolant and antifreeze are now available at all 200 TravelCenters of America and Petro truck stops, Mobil Delvac announced. The company’s heavy-duty diesel engine oils are also available at the truck stops. The products have been sold at Petro travel centers since 1999 and at the TravelCenters of America since 2004.

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ExxonMobil to sponsor NASCAR champion Tony Stewart

ExxonMobil signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart and Stewart-Haas Racing beginning in 2011. “With Mobil 1’s long tradition of partnering with world-class race teams around the globe, we are proud of our new association with one of NASCAR’s top drivers,” said Nigel Searle, vice president marketing, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company. “We look forward to helping Stewart-Haas Racing secure a Sprint Cup Series championship and add to ...

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Truck dealership opens

A new dealership with Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America franchises has opened in North Las Vegas, Nev., TEC Equipment Inc., announced. The dealership, at 4380 Donovan Way, includes an 8,000-square foot facility with a showroom, warehouse, offices and three pull-through service bays. Truck parts sales and warehousing are available, and full-line truck service, maintenance and repair will be offered in December.  Read more at TEC Equipment.  

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Bridgestone raises tire prices

The prices of tires for light- and medium-duty trucks, off-road vehicles and others increased up to 8 percent Nov. 1, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations announced. Tire prices are increasing across several divisions, the Nashville, Tenn.-based tire operations said.

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Study: Truck owners happy with timely arrivals

Medium-duty truck owners are more satisfied with their purchase if trucks are ready when promised, J. D. Power and Associates said of recent survey results. The marketing analysts found that overall service satisfaction averages 215 points higher on a 1,000-point scale among medium-duty truck owners The study also finds that engine- or fuel-related problems typically result in the greatest amount of downtime. A truck with an engine or a fuel problem averages eight days of downtime, said ...

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Hornaday driver wins service award

Hornaday Transportation driver Obediah Anderson has won the top prize in a customer service campaign, the Monroeville, Ala.-based carrier announced. A flatbed operator, Anderson won $200 and a stainless steel barbecue grill in the Keep ‘Em Rollin’ campaign. Read more at Hornaday Transportation.

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Averitt wins customer service award

Averitt Express, based in Cookeville, Tenn., has won two 2010 Quest for Quality awards given by Logistics Management magazine for outstanding customer service. The awards are in the South/South Central Regional Less-than-Truckload and Third-Party Logistics categories. Read more about the awards at Averitt Express.

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Rush names inaugural Chrome & Class show winners

Gene McKinney of West Blocton, Ala., garnered the People’s Choice award at the inaugural Chrome & Class Truck Show.

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Great Dane plant restarts

The first Great Dane trailers were completed at the Jonesboro, Ark., facility in mid-October following a recall of about 70 employees in September, the trailer maker announced. The plant had been idle since October of last year. Initially, 20 SSL dry freight vans featuring single-sided laminate interior lining will be built per week, said a company spokeswoman Michelle Ryan. Dry freight van net orders have increased after a period of decline, Ryan said. Read about the trailer maker ...

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