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Joplin 44 Petro showroom opens

| March 29, 2011

A new multi-million dollar, 15,000 square-ft. showroom has opened at the Joplin 44 Petro truck stop in Joplin, Mo., the travel center announced. The addition nearly doubles the size of the truck stop and features a ...

1st Guard offers fuel card giveaway

| March 28, 2011

Owner-operators will be eligible for fuel cards worth $500 through referrals starting March 31, 1st Guard Corp. announced.

Schneider increases van pay

| March 25, 2011

Pay for van owner-operators is rising by 5 cents a mile.

Boyd Bros. driver honored for 2 million miles safe driving

| March 25, 2011

Company driver Stevie Verges has been recognized for driving 2 million miles of safe driving during his 16-year career with Boyd Bros. Transportation, the carrier announced. The Clayton, Ala.-based fleet is one of 20 finalists ...

Hunt Transportation ups driver pay

| March 24, 2011

Owner-operators leased to Hunt Transportation will now earn 4 cents more per mile starting April 1, the carrier announced.

Schneider National raises van owner-operator pay

| March 24, 2011

Van owner-operators are eligible to earn 95 cents per mile, a 5-cent per mile increase, Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National announced today. Schneider owner-operators will earn 92 cents per mile and an additional 3 cents ...

Marty Stuart to headline Walcott Jamboree

| March 18, 2011

Country music singer Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives will headline a 7 p.m. concert at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.

Texas to add PrePass technology

| March 18, 2011

The Texas Department of Public Safety will be equipping five of its truck inspection facilities at three separate locations with PrePass.

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