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Western Star hosting design contest

| March 21, 2013

Western Star Truck Sales launched “The Design Our Star Project” to build a Western Star show truck from the ground up with features determined by popular vote through social media channels. The completed truck will ...

Detroit launches Million Mile Club

| March 21, 2013

Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) introduced its Million Mile Club, a new ownership community that thanks long-time Detroit engine drivers for their loyalty, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. this week. The program was launched ...

CAT Scale app will simplify weighing for drivers

| March 21, 2013

CAT Scale has developed an Android app that will allow drivers to weigh their truck without leaving the cab. It will also allow paying for the transaction via PayPal and getting the weight displayed on ...

Con-way driver named Highway Angel

| March 20, 2013

Professional truck driver Robert Woolf of Leland, N.C., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association.

Crete named top military employer

| March 16, 2013 recently recognized Crete Carrier Corporation as a 2013 Most Valuable Employee (MVE) for Military finalist. Marking the fifth year of publication, the MVE recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the ...

Love’s purchases 50 new CNG trucks

| March 16, 2013

Love’s Travel Stops has agreed to purchase 50 new Freightliner Cascadia trucks with Cummins-Westport 12-liter CNG engines for its fleet of fuel haulers, operating under the Gemini Transport brand. Gemini will purchase and take delivery ...

XRS to host driver panel at MATS

| March 15, 2013

XRS Corporation announced its launch of the Driver Xperience Board, a panel made up of truck drivers from different segments of the industry. The board will kick off its first meeting with a driver-only event ...

Yokohama to give away vacation, iPads

| March 15, 2013

The Yokohama Tire Corporation announced its sponsorship of two contests with prizes of  a $5,000 “Take the High Road” vacation and iPads. These contests will be held at the Mid-America Trucking Show on March 21-23, ...

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