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TV truck-stop comedy in works

"The next big TV hit could well be a comedy set in, of all places, a truck stop in Kansas." So writes TruckersNews.com editor David Hollis in the story at this link, following news from several Hollywood media outlets that Big Stop is being produced one of the stars of ABC’s Emmy award-winning show Modern Family and is expected to be coming to ABC. No release date has been set nor cast members mentioned. Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron Tucker on ...

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Schneider raising van pay

Schneider National announced it increased pay for its Van Truckload division drivers by between 8 and 13 percent in mileage and bonuses.

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mDrive AMT standard on Pinnacle

Driving new adjustments to standard equipment at Mack Trucks is a "surge in market acceptance of automated manual transmissions."

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Prime orders 2,500 Utility reefers

Purchased from Utility Trailer Sales of the Ozarks, the 2,500 Utility 3000R reefer trailers add to a total of 5,000 trailers purchased from the dealership and mark the largest single order in Utility's history.

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Con-way Freight enhances pay package

Con-way Freight, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based less-than-truckload company, this week announced it was increasing its pay rates to be competitive for each of its geographic markets and also reducing the time it takes for drivers to reach the top pay scale to three years from their hire date. Both enhancements take effect Jan. 4. The Teamsters recently had its first success at Con-way after drivers and dock workers at the company’s terminal in Laredo, Texas, on ...

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Transtex touts latest trailer skirt

Transtex Composite this week touted its news ezEdge three-panel modular trailer skirt was developed for aftermarket installation without requiring special tools. The skirt is engineered to save users up to 7.3 percent in fuel costs. For more information, go to www.edgeskirts.com.

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Con-way Truckload beefs up tuition reimbursement program

Con-way Truckload announced it is enhancing its tuition reimbursement program to help professional drivers entering the industry pay for school, effective immediately. The Joplin, Mo.-based company said the program will provide students currently attending or enrolling in a professional driving school with up to $4,000 in tuition reimbursement to earn a commercial driver’s license and will provide a full-time position upon graduation. “Professional truck drivers are essential to our nation’s economy, and with the current driver ...

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Dana Spicer’s AdvanTek 40 available on Peterbilt heavy-duty models

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced that Dana Spicer’s AdvanTek 40 tandem drive axle now is available for all of its heavy-duty truck models, including Models 587, 579, 567, 389, 384, 382, 367, 365, 348 and 320. Peterbilt said the AdvanTek’s efficient axle design and gearing, combined with an optimized integration with the truck maker’s chassis, can improve fuel efficiency by up to 2 percent. Peterbilt said that by using AdvanTek, customers also can realize additional savings through ...

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Envirolution provides fuel system cleaner update

Envirolution recently took a few moments to update Overdrive on the company’s Diesel Fuel System Cleaning Equipment designed for light- to heavy-duty diesel fuel systems for enhanced fuel efficiency. The double-filtration system is engineered to interrupt diesel fuel flow for cleaning and to loop back automatically to diesel fuel flow when service is complete; it also helps prevent air pockets. The compact, portable unit is designed for easy hookup and offers onboard diagnostics with direct injector technology ...

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Pilot offering free showers for fuel purchases

Pilot Flying J announced this week it is offering free daily showers to all drivers who pump more than 500 gallons of fuel in a month.

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