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Caribou Coffee opens at Joplin 44

| July 18, 2012

Joplin 44 Truckstop in Joplin, Mo., has added a Caribou Coffee. It's a full-service specialty coffee shop with a variety of made-to-order coffee drinks, iced coffee, cappuccino, blended cooler and smoothie drinks as well as ...

Schneider offering $6,000 tuition reimbursement to driving school grads

| July 18, 2012

Schneider National is offering $6,000 for tuition reimbursement to qualified driving school graduates. The Green Bay, Wis.-based company says the program will cover the full cost of many truck-driving schools and give drivers a leg ...

Truckers Helper now available for fleets

| July 16, 2012

Truckers Helper Online has released the Online Fleet Edition, which offers the basic functionality found in the stand-alone program, with an added payroll module. The application helps manage a fleet with everything from booking the ...

D&W Diesel authorized hydraulic products distributor

| July 16, 2012

D&W Diesel is now an authorized Parker Truck Hydraulic Center Distributor, offering a full line of hydraulic products and services such as hydraulic pumps, motors, reservoirs and valves. D&W also offers Parker Hannifin brands like ...

Driver appreciation campaign to award cash, rinds, duct tape

| July 16, 2012

Rudolph Foods, manufacturer of pork rinds, and ShurTech Brands, makers of Duck brand duct tape, will celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 16-22, with an eight-week campaign and a video contest. Truckers are invited ...

Boyd Bros. named a Best Company to Work for in Ala.

| July 16, 2012

Boyd Bros. Transportation was recently named one of the Best Companies Group’s 2012 Best Companies to Work for in Alabama. Business Alabama magazine and Best Companies Group created the awards program to recognize Alabama’s best employers. Employees ...

Peterbilt 579 gets SmartWay designation

| July 13, 2012

Peterbilt announced its new 579 model has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay designation. The model meets the program’s established set of fuel-saving, low-emission equipment specifications for new Class 8 long-haul tractors and trailers. ...

Mack Pinnacle to deliver Capitol Christmas Tree

| July 12, 2012

Mack Trucks is providing a custom-decorated Pinnacle Axle Back model to deliver the tree for the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree Project from Meeker, Colo., to the Capitol. U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell will drive the Mack Pinnacle ...

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