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FTR: Class 8 orders weak in July

FTR Associates on Thursday, Aug. 2, released preliminary data showing July Class 8 truck net orders at 12,568 units, the lowest month for orders since August 2010.

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Top drivers to square off

The 75th anniversary 2012 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships, hosted by American Trucking Associations, will be held August 7-11 in Minneapolis, Minn., at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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Report lists new gas locations

Clean Energy Fuels has released “The Road to Natural Gas,” a listing of trucking companies and other organizations which have signed agreements with Clean Energy to provide natural gas transportation fuel for their vehicles and fleets.

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FedEx driver honored by TCA

FedEx Freight driver Kenny Cass, of Portland, Ore., has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for his help at the scene of an accident on a Portland road.

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Peterbilt upgrades 382 suspension

Peterbilt's Model 382 will now be available with the Air Leaf, Low Air Leaf and Air Trac drive axle suspensions.

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Bosselman opens shop in AZ

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. has opened a new location in Bellemont, Ariz., at I-40 Exit 185.

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Idle Free wins state award

Idle Free Systems is featured in a video produced by the Wisconsin State Energy Office, highlighting companies which have experienced growth and success through the funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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New York dealership relocates

Kenworth of Buffalo has relocated its Syracuse dealership to a larger facility located at Interstate 90 (New York Thruway) Exit 35, accessible to I-81, State Routes 11 and 481, and the Syracuse airport. The dealership features 12 service bays, with one bay dedicated as a wash bay. The drivers’ lounge offers wireless Internet and flat-screen TV. The facility offers free shuttle service and is a New York state inspection station. To celebrate the new location, Kenworth of ...

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Sammons Trucking operator found

UPDATE 7/24: Place has been located.    James Place, pictured below with his Sammons Trucking brown Kenworth T660, truck no. 1105 in the fleet, has been missing since Friday, according to the company -- visit the Sammons Facebook page for more information, and call 406-327-2440 with any intel on his whereabouts. He was pulling a flatbed, according to the company. Place's last known delivery point was the Portsmouth, Va., naval yard, according to Sammons.

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Expert to outline workplace issues

Attorney R. Eddie Wayland will discuss employment law during the first day of the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas.

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