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Right Weigh unveils digital load scale

The unit has two advantages when compared with the company’s mechanical designs.

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FedEx truckers honored as Entrepreneurs of the Year

FedEx Ground has announced one of its highest honors for three entrepreneurs whose businesses provide package delivery services for the company. Steve Crawford, of Steve Crawford Trucking, St. Louis, Mo.; Bruce Eucce, of Bruce Eucce Transportation, Ventura, Calif.; and Nicole Huffman, of A.R. Huffman, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, were named FedEx Ground Entrepreneurs of the Year at a banquet recognizing them for their business development, customer service results, safety record and community support. Of the nearly 12,000 ...

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uDrove update launched

An updated version, 2.2.1, of the uDrove mobile transportation solution is available for the iPhone at the App Store. The new version provides enhanced features and support for iOS4. uDrove is compatible with iPhone, Android and BlackBerry and enables drivers to keep a log, track mileage for tax purposes, record fuel and business expenses, and submit driver’s vehicle inspection reports and proof of delivery documents. “Since we initially launched uDrove this spring, we have continued to enhance ...

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Tire service app available

A mobile dealer-locator application for Blackberry smart phones is available from Michelin Americas Truck Tires, the company announced Aug. 26. The service joins the tire maker’s OnCall emergency road service and online dealer and service locator. The Blackberry app provides the location of the nearest Michelin truck tire or service provider, as well as other details about that location. Users can call Michelin OnCall emergency road service directly from the app or search for a provider ...

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Champion to rebrand filters, coolants

Starting in October, Luber-finer filters and other products will have a new logo, tagline and packaging at truck stops and all other locations where the products are sold, Champion Laboratories Inc. announced. Luber-finer has made filtration products for heavy-duty trucking, farming and construction since 1936. For details, go to www.luberfiner.com

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Transport America wins top award

Transport Corp. of America has been named Limited Brands' 2009 Mid-Sized Carrier of the Year.

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FedEx Ground honors entrepreneurs

Owner-operators were recognized for their business development, customer service, safety record and community support.

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General tires renamed Grabber

The General Truck tires will be renamed Grabber and expanded as individual products are launched, Continental Tires the America announced Aug. 16.

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Heavy Duty America and Truck Pride Partners merge

Aftermarket products marketers and distributors Heavy Duty America and Truck Pride Partners have merged and will be known initially as HDA Truck Pride. The merger will become effective Sept. 1, during which staffs and services will integrate for the rest of 2010. The company will offer an independent aftermarket channel as an alternative to original equipment maker dealership parts. For details, visit www.hdamerica.com or www.truckpride.com.

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Averitt receives St. Jude award

Averitt Express recently was recognized as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Employee Giving Partner of the Year.

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