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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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Industry at Sea event sails in Sept.

The Industry at Sea event, hosted by the Small Business in Transportation Coalition, will set sail September 12 from Port Canaveral, Florida, aboard Royal Carribean's "Enchantment of the Seas" vessel.

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Love’s now offering freight factoring; low rates, free remote processing

Love's has introduced Love's Financial, which will offer factoring services for drivers. Love's says it will pay within 24 hours, allowing drivers to get money for loads before shippers would have paid them.  The new service is designed to help drivers manage their business and cash flow through flexible cash management products with lower transaction fees. Factoring is different than a loan, meaning drivers won’t incur debt and it comes without the same level of credit restrictions, ...

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Total Transportation boosts pay

Total Transportation of Mississippi has announced a pay increase for its company drivers effective immediately.

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B-T Inc. driver of the month

B-T Inc. named Eric Dillard the company's Driver of the Month for May. Dillard was nominated by his fleet manager, Chris Krogman. Dillard has worked with B-T for 11 years.  In addition to winning a B-T gift certificate, he will now be eligible to compete for Driver/Owner-Operator of the Year. This year-end recognition brings a 1-cent-per-mile pay increase for twelve months. B-T's Drivers of the Month are selected by their fleet managers based on overall ...

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New partnership on CNG trucks

Mainstay Fuel Technologies and Watson Engineering are teaming on Mainstay's proprietary on-board CNG fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy-duty trucks.

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XRS update automates IFTA

Electronic-log and in-vehicle communications software developer XRS' latest software release debuted Sunday, June 22. The new features and enhancements include the debut of XRS Trip Management, automated IFTA filing, upgrades to FLX Forms editing and overall improvements to system performance.

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