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Minimizer redesigns website

Minimizer has launched a new website redesign.

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Pinnacle gets interior upgrades

The Mack Trucks Pinnacle highway model now has several new interior enhancements.

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Carrier needs 100 drivers

Tango Transport has an immediate need for more than 100 new employees from the Memphis, Ark., area. The openings are for over the road and regional truck drivers, as well as diesel and trailer mechanics to work from the company's terminal located in West Memphis, Ark. The company will be holding a job fair on August 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the terminal, with representatives on hand to conduct on-the-spot interviews. For more ...

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Utility launches online newsletter

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, maker of trailers, vans and flatbeds, has launched Utilitopics.com, their online newsletter. The newsletter, published several times a year, will be a resource for new product information, company news, dealer news, and stories about Utility’s customers. Users can subscribe to news updates, as well as leave comments on the site. Visit the company's site to view the Spring/Summer issue.

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Chicago dealership hosts 579 tour

JX Peterbilt is bringing the Model 579 to the Chicagoland area for a customer event that will feature interactive displays, a cookout, raffles, and ride-alongs and test drives of the new vehicle.

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Old Dominion increases pay

Thomasville, N.C.-based Old Dominion has increased its base pay 4.9 percent, which will go into effect this week. The increase may differ for some drivers due to variables like driving distance and lanes utilized. The company says the increase is to offset rising costs and affect ODFL559/555 tariffs and the 505 Canadian tariffs. The increase will also cause a nominal increase in intrastate, interstate or cross-border lane charges. For more information, visit Old Dominion's site.

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Minimizer leaders up for award

Ernst & Young LLP announced finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Award in the Upper Midwest, with Minimizer’s Chief Visionary, Craig Kruckeberg, as one of the finalists. The program serves to recognize entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, with a panel of judges selecting the finalists. With help from Kruckeberg’s leadership, Minimizer has expanded its manufacturing ...

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C.R. driver wins a Harley

C.R. England has awarded a Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom to Stacy Scott for showing improvement in mile per gallon and average idle percentage for the second quarter 2012. Scott drives for Daylight Transport in the Dedicated Division and drives from Los Angeles to Indianapolis every week. During the quarter he was able to achieve an average of 7.43 mpg and a 12.8 percent idle. He has been with C.R. England since September 2010 and calls Antelope, Calif., home. The ...

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Agency publishes final brake rule

The new rule amends the clamp and rotochamber brake actuator readjustment limits, clarifies their application and corrects an error.

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Love’s unveils cardless fueling

Love’s Travel Stops launched radio-frequency identification (RFID) cardless fueling technology and Comdata’s financial processing software at their Pauls Valley, Okla., location. The company plans to continue to roll out the RFID software at all travel stop locations by the end of September. More than 100 of Love’s locations will have cardless fueling available for professional drivers by the end of August. RFID automates the fueling process with the use of low-cost RFID tags in professional driver’s vehicles. ...

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