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IdleAir opens Dallas location

IdleAir, TSE service provider, has opened a new location in Dallas, Texas. The facility is located at Flying J No. 726, Exit 472 off I-20. The company is offering free, limited service at this location through May 5 and discounted basic service at $1.49 per hour through May 12. IdleAir will continue its expansion with new sites opening in Texas, California and Ohio this year.

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Shorepower adds CA locations

Shorepower Technologies' newest installation of power pedestals at the Pilot Flying J Travel Plaza in Lebec, Calif., completes the Interstate 5 corridor, the company has announced. The truck stop in Lebec joins five other truckstops and travel centers equipped with Shorepower pedestals in California, three in Oregon and one in Washington. Seven of the 10 locations also provide connections to 480-volt power for hybrid-refrigerated trailers. Here's the full list of locations: •           Gee Cee’s Truck Stop, Exit ...

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Schneider unveils first-ever intermodal tank container for liquids, chemicals

In a move that the carrier says will remove the remove some supply chain inefficiencies, Schneider National Bulk Carriers this week has introduced the first liquid and chemical hauler that can be used for both truck and rail.

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Civilianjobs.com names Epes MVE

CivilianJobs.com recently named North Carolina-based carrier Epes Transport System a 2013 Most Valuable Employers for Military finalist. The recognition helps military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers for civilian careers. For more information about the award, visit the site.  

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Snap Fitness opens in St Louis

Snap Fitness, in partnership with Rolling Strong, recently opened their fourth express fitness center inside of a Pilot Travel Center in East St. Louis. The opening follows the original launch in Dallas, Texas, Lebanon, Tenn., and Rising Fawn, Ga. The club, which opened April 20, is located at 699 State Route 203. Treadmills, ellipticals, leg machines, chest machines, dumbbells and a bench press, among other equipment, are all available for use.

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TA donates to the St. Christopher

The customers and employees of TravelCenters of America have donated $2,811.26 to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF), a nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to professional truck drivers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship. Professional drivers contributed nearly $2,375 at MATS, and employees of TravelCenters donated more than $435 to SCF during a corporate fundraising event.

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Free load securement webinar

Columbus McKinnon continues its free webinar series with a 3-part series on chain and rigging safety starting Thursday. The sessions are designed to familiarize drivers with federal regulations, engineering standards, and the safe and proper use of chain and rigging products. Register online for part one of the series. Part 1: CHAIN INSPECTION Thursday, April 25th • 11:00 to 11:45 am EST Learn the requirements of OSHA regulations and ASME guidelines for proper inspection of alloy chain slings. Part 2: ...

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Epes Transport ups pay

Epes Transport System recently announced an increase in pay for many of its company drivers. Effective March 1, 2013, the Northeast premium pay for Epes company drivers increased 10 cents per mile. The premium pay will apply to every load delivering to Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington D.C., and Canada.

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Whiskey Pete’s travel center opens

Whiskey Pete’s Stateline Stop travel center recently opened at Primm Valley Casino Resorts in Primm, Nev. The 13,000-square-foot facility features several quick service restaurants, 40 slot machines, and free Wi-Fi inside the center. Located on the west side of I-15, 24 Chevron fueling stations are available as well as an electric car charging station. The Flying J travel center addition will open this summer and include a professional drivers’ lounge with flat screen televisions as ...

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Lincoln Chrome to be featured on Velocity Channel

This week's episode of Motorhead Garage will feature heavy duty aftermarket exhaust and chrome provider Lincoln Chrome.

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