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Schneider unveils Haul of Fame, inducts 179 drivers

Schneider announced this month it has created a new honors program for its drivers, the Haul of Fame, to recognize drivers who have achieved 3 million consecutive safe miles or 20 consecutive years of safe driving.  The Green Bay, Wis.-based carrier announced last week that it inducted 179 drivers into the Haul of Fame in April as its inaugural class.   Schneider says it expects to add 10 to 15 drivers to the Haul each year, and ...

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Dairy Queen/Orange Julius open at Joplin 44 Petro

The Joplin 44 Petro in Joplin, Mo., has added a Dairy Queen/Orange Julius to its food court. It opened earlier this month and offers a full line of ice cream and fruit smoothie produces, as well as hot dogs and Panini sandwiches, the truck stop says.  Joplin 44's food court also has a Taco Bell, Pizza Hut Express and Caribou Coffee. 

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I-15 to be bottlenecked in Calif. until December

As part of the Interstate 15 Cajon Pass Rehabilitation Project, northbound lanes on I-15 from Highway 138 to Oak Hill Road will be reduced down to four lanes until December 2014, save for July 4th weekend.  Crews will be re-striping lanes on the I-15 converting the five-lane stretch to four lanes to maintain shoulder access for emergency responders. Traffic re-striping is taking place this week, and construction will be done overnight between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.  The ...

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Goodyear expanding network to Greensboro, N.C.

Goodyear is expanding its commercial tire and service network to the Greensboro, N.C., market, the company announced this week.  It is bringing its "Total Package Solution" in its expansion, which includes: -A full range of commercial truck tires for every application -Technologies like Goodyear DuraSeal and FuelMax -A full line of retread products, including Goodyear spliceless UniCircle -Goodyear-FleetHQ 24/7 emergency roadside service  -Goodyear SMart Fleet program

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OOIDA, Western Star ‘Spirit of American Trucker’ tour hits the road

After building a truck from the ground up through fan votes, the Western Star “Design Our Star” show truck is now on the road, pulling the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour trailer to truck shows, conferences and truck stops throughout the United States, Daimler announced this week.  The truck is being helmed by Boise, Idaho-based Jon Osburn.  With more than 16,000 votes during the year-long campaign, fans selected the truck model, application, engine, ...

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Truck Centers acquires Indiana Freightliner dealer

Truck Centers, Inc., which operates a network of Freightliner and Western Star dealerships in Illinois and Missouri, announced this week it has completed the acquisition of Freightliner of Evansville, Ind. “This acquisition expands our presence in the Midwest and, more importantly, our Elite Support service network allowing us to better serve our customers and maximize their uptime,” stated Katie Hopkins, vice president of Truck Centers. 

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TransForce buys Transport America for $310M

TransForce (No. 8 in the CCJ Top 250) announced June 2 it has entered into an agreement to acquire Transport America for $310 million from Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison. Transport America is a dry van truckload carrier that has 12 terminals, 2,000 staff and independent contractors, 1,500 tractors and 4,400 trailers. "This acquisition will immediately provide TransForce with a critical mass in the highly-fragmented TL sector in the United States and we stand to benefit from ...

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Get your 10-cent coffee at Iowa 80 June 4

Iowa 80 Kitchen, the 300-seat full service restaurant in the Iowa 80 Truckstop will be celebrating 50 years in business on June 4, 2014. The restaurant is offering customers an opportunity to order from a special menu insert with 1964 prices.

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Pilot Flying J offering double reward points on diesel

Pilot Flying J is offering double rewards points in its MyRewards program to drivers through the end of September for diesel purchases.

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Kenworth announces T680 Road Tour

Truck operators will have opportunities to check out the Kenworth T680 Advantage in a three-month road tour announced this week by Kenworth.

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