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PrePass: 475k trucks using service

PrePass weigh station bypass service announced July 8 that its participation in May reached 475,000, a record-high for the company.  PrePass has 304 opreation sites in 31 states and is the largest truck safety pre-clearance system in North America. New sites will open in Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma in the coming weeks, the company said, with another eight sites planned in a number of states afterward.  “This is a significant accomplishment for HELP Inc. and PrePass because ...

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BigRigBuilder offers virtual 3D truck builder

BigRigBuilder.com recently announced the launch of its virtual entertainment website built for American truck operators that allows them to "build their dream semi and compete in a virtual truck show" for gear they can install on their actual trucks.

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Chevron honors million milers

Chevron Delo inducted eight new drivers into its Million Mile Club in May. The Million Mile Club, sponsored by Red Eye Radio, recognizes truck drivers who have driven one million accident-free miles.

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Peterbilt, Kenworth loyalty cards have $4k in offers

The Peterbilt Preffered Card and the Kenworth Priveleges Loyalty Card programs each feature offers that can save operators up to $4,000 a year on parts, accessories and service, the truck makers' parent company Paccar announced recently.  The Peterbilt card offers weekly, monthly and annual offers, in addition to bonus rewards, Peterbilt says, and more than 70 offers are available each year for deals on parts and services. Visit partsandservice.peterbilt.com to see more on the offers, which ...

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Love’s re-opens in Erick, OK

Love's Travel Stops recently announced the opening of a new travel stop in Eric, Okla., on I-40, Exit 7. The location replaces the Erick location previously opened in 1989.

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Ryder names its carriers of the year

Ryder Systems last week announced its selections for top carriers in its annual Ryder Carrier Quality Award, which recognizes carriers in metrics like on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovation for the previous calendar year.

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Detroit hits production milestones

Detroit Diesel Corp. this week celebrated the production of its one millionth Detroit axle at its Employee Appreciation Day. The annual employee recognition event was held at the company’s headquarters in Redford, Mich. “Our Employee Appreciation Day celebrates the hard work and dedication of our employees, who are the heart of what makes our products and our company successful,” said Jeff Allen, head of Redford plant operations. Detroit manufactures front steer, rear single drive and rear tandem ...

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Mack opens two facilities in Canada

Mack Trucks expanded its service and support network in Canada with the opening of two new facilities. Redhead Equipment recently opened its new Regina, Saskatchewan location between Emerald Park and the City of Regina on Highway 1 East. Redhead Equipment also retails and services trailers and construction equipment. Mack Laval opened near Montreal, Quebec. The dealership was previously based in Anjou, Quebec, and known as Camions Lourds de Montreal. The 19,000 square-foot facility provides 14 service bays ...

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PC*Miler software update

Version 28 includes new tools and enhanced functionality geared around the need for greater customization, providing the safest, most effective routing for each customer’s specific business needs.

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STEMCO’s new website live

In addition, the supplier launched a new page for the company on LinkedIn for industry news and communication with end users.

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