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Driver responds to fatal crash, named Highway Angel

The Truckload Carriers Association recently named John Lilley, of Kelowna, B.C., a Highway Angel. Lilley drives for Bison Transport out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and he tried to help save an injured man in a fatal car crash, leaning upon his medical expertise at the scene. Lilley came upon an accident, and after hearing on the CB that there was a need for volunteers with medical training, he made his way to the scene. Lilley has ...

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CRST recognizes safe drivers

CRST Expedited, Inc., recently recognized 17 drivers for topping 1 million accident-free miles. The drivers were presented awards at a March 15 banquet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa — the company’s headquarters. The drivers recognized were: Don Webber,  Harrisville, WV, joined  CRST 1985, 4 million miles Michael Skidmore, Yukon, OK, joined CRST 1988, 3 million miles Charles Watkins, Covington, KY, joined CRST 1986, 3 million miles John Watkins, Highland Heights, KY, joined CRST 1984, 3 million miles Rodolfo Bermudez, Lynwood, CA, joined ...

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Trucker Buddy names Ambassador of the Year

Trucker Buddy International recently selected Randolph Boswell, a driver for Southern Refrigerated Transport, or Texarkana, Ark., the Darrell Hicks Memorial Ambassador of the Year for 2013. The award was presented at the Red Eye Radio Party at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., on March 21. Boswell and another driver have worked the Charlotte Diesel Super Show in Concord, N.C., in 2012 and MATS promoting Trucker Buddy for three years, as well as being ...

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Epes Transport named Lowe’s COY

Lowe’s recently recognized Epes Transport System, Inc., as the 2012 Outbound Carrier of the Year and for the 2012 Double Platinum Carrier Award. The company was chosen for its consistent performance of providing quality delivered service for both inbound and outbound activity. The company, based in North Carolina, provides Lowe's over-the-road service.

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MHC Kenworth opens new Topeka location

MHC Kenworth has opened a new dealership in Topeka, Kan. The building, designed with green technology, is located off Interstate 70, at 209 MacVicar Avenue. The 35,000-square- foot facility hosts energy-efficient geothermal temperature control features, as well as translucent hollow-core overhead doors in the service department to allow natural light into the building and provide insulation.

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IdleAir expands, adds options

IdleAir announced its expansion to a customer terminal in Mesquite, Texas, and the success of dedicated IdleAir facilities at customer terminals has led the company to expand its offerings, it announced this week. IdleAir now offers no minimum usage requirements and new financing options. Dedicated customers can also receive discounted pricing and a customized package of services and support. Visit the company's site to learn more.

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XTRA Lease 2013 Size and Weight Guide now available

The 2013 Size & Weight Guide is now available from XTRA Lease, containing state-by-state listings of size and weight regulations. Fleets and owner-operators can download a digital version or request that a booklet version be mailed. The 30-page booklet offers details for where to register for fuel use tax and order IFTA trip permits, register vehicles and order IRP trip permits, register for UCRA, get hazardous materials/waste permits, and get overweight/oversize permits, to name a ...

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Allstate Peterbilt opens N.D. location

Allstate Peterbilt announced the opening of its parts-only location in Grand Forks, N.D. The location boasts a huge inventory of OEM and aftermarket parts for medium and heavy-duty trucks and trailers. Free local parts delivery is available. The 7,000 square-foot store is located off I-29 at 3805 Gateway Drive and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Volvo, Mack, Shell announce natural gas collaboration

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks have announced partnerships with Shell to collaborate on activities supporting the use of liquefied natural gas as a fuel for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The agreement is global and non-exclusive, and it will include collaboration on issues such as fuel specifications and emissions performance, as well as sharing of knowledge and experience in this market. The announcement coincides with Volvo’s development of a 13-liter LNG engine for North America, coming  in ...

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Pilot Flying J opens casual dining area

Pilot Flying J announced its launch of a new fast and casual dining concept at select travel centers and plazas nationwide. The first opened this month in St. Marys, Ga. In addition to the travel center’s coffee and cappuccino selections, the new dining area offers a menu featuring hot soups, home-style platters, fresh-made salads, cold sandwiches, a frozen yogurt bar, pizza, hot dogs and more. The dining area also offers hot breakfast platters including steel-cut ...

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