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Home-weekly fleets offered

Home-weekly fleets have started in several regions nationally, Crete Carrier Corp. announced. Drivers will be paid on practical route miles and can enjoy home time on a weekly basis, a spokesman with the Lincoln, Neb.-carriers group said. Both Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking recently increased starting driver pay 3 cents per practical mile. Read more at Crete Carrier or at Shaffer.

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Xtra Lease to host grand opening

The Xtra Lease Nashville trailer dealership will celebrate a grand opening from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the company’s site, which has been newly relocated following devastation from floods in early May. Now in LaVergne, near Nashville, the dealership will commemorate the opening with talks on CSA 2010 regulations and U.S. Department of Transportation audits, as well as a demonstration of a DOT safety inspection. Like many other businesses, the over-the-road trailer rental ...

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Sign-on bonus offered

Contractors who sign up with Roadrunner Transportation Services can earn incentive of up to $2,000 per quarter through October to Dec. 31, 2001. The incentives will be earned from operating in specific lanes and regions through a point-based system, said Mark Pluff, director of Roadrunner Transportation Services linehaul development. The Cudahy, Wis.-based carrier offers less-than-truckload, truckload, expededited, third-party and specialized services. Read details at Roadrunner Transportation Services.

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Shell launches lube tour

Shell is touring eight U.S. cities through Oct. 28 to educate fleet owners and maintenance managers about products and services.

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Nashville Rush hosts truck show

The initial Chrome and Class Truck Show will be held Oct. 15-16.

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Freightliner hybrid to haul ‘MythBusters’ equipment

A 2010 Freightliner M2 106 hybrid dry van will haul equipment for the Discovery Channel’s show, “MythBusters,” Daimler Trucks North America announced. The business class hybrid is equipped with selective catalytic reduction emissions technology, an Eaton parallel hybrid-electric drive unit and is compliant with the Environmental Protection Agency’s emission standards. For details go to Freightliner Trucks.   

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CC Industries buys Trail King

CC Industries Inc. purchased open deck and material hauling trailer maker Trail King Industries Inc., said Bill Crown, president and CEO of Chicago-based CC Industries. Trail King, with operations in Mitchell, S.D. and West Fargo, N.D., will operate as a stand-alone entity.

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Kenworth T700 tour returns

Veteran trucker Mike McDowell is driving a Kenworth T700 equipped with a 2010 Paccar MX from Maine to Texas in an encore of the truck tour that began this summer, Paccar announced. After the tour’s Canadian run ends in Moncton, New Brunswick, Oct. 1, it will continue with a stop at C-B Kenworth-Bangor in Hermon, Maine, Oct. 5. The tour will make the following stops through Oct. 28: Tri-State Kenworth, Enfield, Conn., Oct. 7; Youngstown Kenworth, Hubbard, ...

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Drivers win mentoring awards

Interstate Distributor Co. husband-and-wife team Richard and Linda Thomas have been named Trucker Buddies of the Month for July, and Walmart driver Chuck Lobsiger, shown above in the photo, is honored with the same such award for August, Trucker Buddy International announced. Residents of Edgewood, N.M., the Thomases have volunteered for the last two years with students in Janet Miller’s class at Emma Elementary School in Asheville, N.C. The couple has mentored in the program for three ...

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Cozad purchases Reliance Trailer

Reliance trailer parts, sales and service have been purchased by Cozad Trailer Sales, LLC, the Stockton, Calif.-based, heavy-haul and construction trailer company announced. Operations will be located at Cozad’s manufacturing facility and dealership in Stockton. Inquiries about Reliance, Sturdy Weld, Alloy and Comet parts and services can be made to Steve Clark, parts manager, at (209) 931-3000. For details, call (800) 242-6023, or go to Cozad Trailers.

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