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Getloaded releases free Android app

Getloaded introduced a new Android mobile app to give members easier access to its load board. Getloaded's app provides an easy-to-use interface that allows users to quickly browse available loads and trucks in the immediate area. It uses GPS-based load and truck searching, has touch-to-call load or truck contact information and offers unlimited load searching, truck posting and lane bidding all day, every day. The functionality of the app is identical ...

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Cooper Kenworth expands with new N.C. facility

Cooper Kenworth has recently opened an expanded 31,000 square-foot parts and service operation along I-40 in Asheville, N.C. The facility is located on nearly six acres at 1895 Old Haywood Rd., less than a mile from the Smokey Park Highway underpass at Exit 44. The parts and service operation features 14 service bays, with one bay dedicated to offering Kenworth PremierCare preventive maintenance services, and a 7000 square-foot parts department. The parts and service departments at Cooper Kenworth-Asheville ...

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DOT creates contest for bus travel safety app

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched a contest that challenges student software developers to use the agency’s raw performance data on commercial bus companies to create new apps and online solutions that enable consumers to make smart safety decisions when booking their bus travel. FMCSA says they hope the challenge will raise public awareness about the availability and usefulness of its bus ...

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Driver posthumously named TCA Highway Angel

The Truckload Carriers Association has learned of a professional truck driver who was killed while attempting to help an accident victim and has bestowed Highway Angel status upon the late Raul C. Perez  Jr. of Lancaster, Texas, who drove for Aquatic Trucking. On Feb. 12, 33-year-old Perez was headed westbound on Interstate 20 near Clyde, Texas, and saw an accident. He walked to the vehicle to check on its occupants. As ...

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Kenworth reveals Kenworth T680 Road Tour schedule

Kenworth Truck Company announced the initial tour stops for the Kenworth T680 Road Tour, which will visit 100 Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada throughout the year. The T680 tour opens Tuesday, May 8, at MHC Kenworth in Denver. During May and June, the T680 tour truck and comprehensive trailer exhibit will also visit Kenworth dealerships in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, ...

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Kenworth “T680 Test Drive Contest”

Kenworth Truck Company is holding a contest to let three prize winners test drive its new T680 truck. Winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Chillicothe, Ohio. There, they will get a tour of the Kenworth plant and actually see the T680 being made before getting to test drive one. The trip includes two nights' hotel accommodations on Aug. 8 and 9, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio, as well as round-trip coach airfare ...

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Covenant announces $10K annual Equity Bonus hazmat teams

Covenant Transport announced a new Owner-Operator Hazmat Team Equity Bonus that will offer an extra $10,000 per year to hazmat owner-operator teams to help replace equipment. All owner-operator hazmat teams who run at least 35 loads per quarter will now be eligible for a $2,500 per quarter bonus payout on an ongoing basis. Lease-purchase drivers will be eligible for the bonus after their trucks are paid off. "This is not a one-time ...

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C.R. England awards driver a Harley-Davidson

C.R. England has awarded a Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 to company driver Devery Hope for showing improvement in Mile Per Gallon Average and Average Idle percentage for the first quarter 2012. Hope was selected as the Harley-Davidson winner among five finalists. He has been with C.R. England since August 2010 and lives in Sacramento, Calif. His winning scores were 7.48 MPG and a 6.5 percent idle time. He was well above 5 tenths greater than his peers ...

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Internet Truckstop launches paid shipper rates

Internet Truckstop has added paid shipper rates as part of its existing RateMate service. The feature includes 30, 60 and 90 days of paid shipper rate data provided by thousands of shippers over the last few years. The database of companies submitting rates includes all aspects of the shipping industry and includes rates paid to carriers and brokers. “The enhancement of paid shipper rate data allows Internet Truckstop members to have an advantage when competing for business ...

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Canada freight index rises 10% after 12th consecutive increase

According to the Canadian General Freight Index released Wednesday, April 25, the cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers increased 0.8 percent in February when compared with January. After the 12th consecutive monthly increase, the CGFI is now 10 percent above the March 2011 result. The Base Rate Index, which excludes the impact of accessorial charges assessed by carriers, increased slightly in January, and is now ...

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