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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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Pegasus’ Transflo Express to replace scan service

Scan & Go scanning and document management service will no longer be available at former Flying J truck stops after Oct. 5, Pilot Flying J Travel Centers announced. Transflo Express truck stop scanning from Pegasus TransTech is offered at all Pilot Flying J stops and will replace Scan & Go for fleets that sign up with Pegasus before Oct. 5. For details, go to http://www.transfloexpress.com/.

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West Side Transport offers $1,000 sign-on bonus

Newly hired company drivers and owner-operators will be paid $1,000 sign-on bonuses, Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based dry van carrier West Side Transport announced. Josh Schauf, West Side Transport recruiting director, said that the bonuses come in response to the company's rapidly increasing freight business. For details regarding the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based dry van carrier, call (800) 677-5627.

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CRST named technology innovator for third straight year

CRST International Inc. has been named to Information Week 500 as one of the magazine’s top technology innovators for 2010.  The Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based carrier ranked 221 on the list, on which it has placed for three consecutive years. “We see the value new technology brings to our company and pass that value on to our clients,” said Dave Rusche, president and CEO of CRST International. InformationWeek identifies innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 ...

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Residential park services available

Over-the-road truckers can reside in their trucks at and have mail service from Truckers Home Base, a residential park at Exit 288 on Interstate 40 in Cookeville, Tenn, halfway between Nashville and Knoxville. The company has more than 1,000 drop locations in the United States and Canada. Mail and small packages can be sent overnight to truckers. For details, call (931) 783-3600 or go to Truckers Home Base.

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One-day Memphis trucking expo slated for Oct. 23

A trucking exposition will be from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Agricenter International in Memphis, Tenn., said Worldwide Transport & Permit Service, the expo’s sponsor. The one-day expo will feature products and services, career fairs and educational seminars. For details, call (800) 886-1492 or go online to Write Up the Road .

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Paccar Leasing opens new facilities

Twenty-three new locations, 15 of which are in the United States, opened recently in North America, Paccar Leasing Co. announced. The Bellevue, Wash.-based company provides customized full-service leasing programs and truck rentals. PacLease President Bob Southern said that customers can custom spec medium- and heavy-duty trucks, as well as hybrid units. “PacLease also helps to improve fleet operations through on-board telematics, paperless fuel tax reporting, insurance and fuel purchasing programs,” Southern said. For a list of ...

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Old Dominion opens service centers

A 38-door service center in South Houston, Texas, and a 44-door facility in Kalamazoo, Mich., opened recently, Old Dominion Freight Lines Inc. announced. The Kalamazoo service center will staff 15 employees and is southeast of the city, near the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport. The South Houston facility will employ 30 staff members and is near the William P. Hobby Airport. For details, go to http://www.odfl.com/ or call (800) 432-6335.

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Boss Shop opens in Laramie, Wyo.

A new Boss Shop is open at the Pilot Travel Center on Interstate-80 at Exit 310 in Laramie, Wyo., Bosselman Inc. announced. Service includes tires, quick lube oil changes, and brake, electrical, drive train, air conditioning and other repairs, as well as roadside service. The new shop is the 26th such service center in the company’s network. For details, go to www.bosselman.com.

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