Industry briefs

TA, Petro offering training on new safety standards

Manuals, training days and an inspection services regarding safety and inspections standards in so-called CSA 2010 are being offered at its travel stops and Petro:Lube locations, TravelCenters of America announced. All company truck stops will conduct training from mid-July through November, said TA spokesman Tom Liutkus in a written statement. Twenty-minute videos detailing the CSA 2010 standards will be aired every Thursday at 2 p.m. local time, with an option for driver feedback after the video. Manuals ...

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DEF available at Love’s truck stops

Diesel exhaust fluid storage and dispensing services are available at Love’s Travel Stops’ fuel islands, the Oklahoma City, Okla.-based company announced. The bulk dispensing systems of Blue 1USA diesel exhaust fluid will be added at key locations, said Terry Ross, vice president of Love’s construction and environmental services. For details, go to

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Kenworth service center opens

A Kenworth Sales parts and service center opened in Salina, Utah, one mile north of U.S. Interstate 70.

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Ruan Transport 2009 Driver of the Year honored

Company driver Doug Quick has been awarded Ruan Transport Corp.'s 2009 Driver of the Year Award, the Des Moines, Iowa-based carrier announced. A 28-year veteran trucker, Quick has worked for the fleet for 14 years and operates out of its terminal in Tampa, Fla. He is a dedicated driver for fleet client Johnson Controls, Inc. and was honored with a trophy and $5,000 for winning the award. He was chosen from a pool of more than 4,000 drivers, a spokesman ...

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CRST begins bonuses, fuel reimbursements

Owner-operators who attend CRST Malone orientation in their trucks can be reimbursed up to $400 in fuel, the Birmingham, Ala.-based flatbed carrier announced. The fleet is paying a so-called sign-on bonus for flatbed owner operators who lease to the carrier, according to a written statement from the company. Previous flatbed experience is not required and no age restrictions are in place on tractors or trailers.  For details, call (800) 366-6361 or visit

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Kenworth service, parts facility opens in Emporia, Kan.

A Kenworth dealership with a 10,000 square-ft. service department and 10 service bays has opened in Emporia, Kan., Kenworth Truck Co. announced.

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Shell sweepstakes to offer Audi or Harley-Davidson motorcyle

Truckers may enter a contest describing their passion for their trucks or cars and be part of a sweepstakes for a chance to win an Audi S5, Audi Q7 or a Harley-Davidson Wide Glide motorcycle with five years of high specification diesel, Shell V-Power announced. In the so-called Fuel My Passion contest, entrants can win one of five category grand prizes, including free V-Power fuel for one year or a $500 gift card. Qualified contest entrants ...

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Triple Crown offers bonus

Owner-operators in the Harrisburg, Pa., vicinity who lease to Triple Crown Services through July 31 will get a $2,500 bonus, the Fort Wayne, Ind.-based dry van carrier announced. The carrier is an affiliate of Norfolk Southern Corp. and combines over-the-road and on-the-rail transportation, Triple Crown Services says. For details call 800-756-7433 or visit

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Bosselman opens 25th Boss Shop

A new Boss Shop, based in Benton Harbor, Mich., opened July 2, Bosselman Inc. announced. The new store makes a total of 25 such heavy-duty truck repair and service centers, all located in 18 states. As parts of the Ambest and Pilot network, Boss Shops offer coast-to-coast warranty coverage, a Bosselman Inc. spokesman said. For more details, visit

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Bridgestone truck tire prices jump

The base price of its truck radial tires has increased up to 6 percent in the United States, Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions announced. The increase became effective July 1, the Muscatine, Iowa-based company said.

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