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CAT Scales to be installed

CAT Scales soon will replace J-Scales at all Flying J travel plazas as part of the Pilot Flying J merger, said Delia Moon Meier, CAT Scale senior vice president. The scales at all 134 Flying J truck stops will be rebuilt within about 15 months, a company spokeswoman said. New openings will be posted on the CAT Scale Facebook page and added to an online scale locator at www.catscale.com.

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Safe driver wins Harley Davidson

Company driver Carroll Connor has won a 2010 Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide in the Evans Delivery safest driver drawing, the Schuylkill Haven, Pa.-based carrier said. Connor has been a commercial driver for 16 years and has had no safety violations, a company spokesman said. Drivers eligible for the annual drawing must have had no accidents or incidents in a calendar year

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Fikes helps with Haiti relief

Fikes Truck Line, based in Hope, Ark., is transporting lumber intended for Haiti’s relief effort free of charge, the carrier said. Owner-operators Harold Horn and Jimmy King kicked off the effort hauling two loads of lumber for Weyerhaeuser from Bruce, Miss., to Jacksonville, Fla. Other carriers are donating similar services, a Fikes spokesperson said. For details, go to fikes.com.

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SelecTrucks offer incentives, extended warranties

SelecTrucks is offering a $50 gift card for test driving eligible trucks equipped with Fuller UltraShift or AutoShift 10-speed automated transmissions and is giving an extended warranty on elibible trucks.

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Regional steer tires approved in SmartWay program

All Continental regional steer tires have been certified as a SmartWay partner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Fort Mill, S.C.-based tire maker announced. The HSR2, HSR1 and HSR tires were recently approved in the government program as having low rolling resistance The HSR2 features a 23/32-in. deep improved cut and chip resistant tread compound, patented groove geometry, a protective curb rib and the VAI + system of visual alignment and tread depth indicators. HSR1, ...

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Con-way offers 2-level trailers

Con-way Truckload has introduced DoubleStack, which provides two adjustable trailer-length levels.

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Henry Good wins top Trucker Buddy International award

Henry R. Good was presented with the 2010 Gary King Memorial Award, sponsored Trucker Buddy International, at the recent Walcott Jamboree.

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Kenworth opens Pa. dealership

Kenworth opened a new full-service dealership in Shartlesville, Pa., the truck maker announced.

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Peterbilt dealership opens near Chicago O’Hare Airport

A Peterbilt dealership opened in Bensenville, Ill, the truck maker announced.

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First prizes awarded in Iowa 80 sweepstakes

The first 50 of 100 prizes for truckers have been awarded in a six-month sweepstakes, Iowa80.com said of the contest celebrating the online store’s 10th anniversary. Drivers can register online for the contest, referred to as the Dreams of Chrome sweepstakes, until Aug. 31 for the second half of the giveaways. Winners will be announced in September. For details, go to www.dreamsofchrome.com.

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