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Old Dominion announces rate increase

Old Dominion Freight Line announced this week it will be raising rates by about 4.5 percent starting Jan. 5, 2015.

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‘The Dragon’ gets truck restrictions in Tenn.

Have you driven "The Dragon" -- or U.S. 129 in Tennessee/N.C.? Following its bordering state's lead, Tennessee will prohibit vehicles longer than 30 feet from the mountainous road as of January.

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App aims to ease Canadian border crossings for truckers, carriers

Truck operators and carriers who carry freight to and from Canada may want to take a look at a new app that bills itself as one that can help make border crossings more efficient.

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Utility makes Bendix trailer roll stability standard 3000R spec

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced the addition of trailer roll stability protection from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems as a standard base specification on its 3000R refrigerated trailer. The Bendix TABS-6 Advanced with Bendix Trailer Roll Stability Program (TRSP) system combines anti-lock braking with trailer sensors and is available in single-channel and optional multi-channel configurations. Utility says it is the first trailer manufacturer to include roll stability as standard on its refrigerated trailers. “Trailer roll stability systems can dramatically ...

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K&B enhances holiday sign-on bonus program

K&B Transportation announced an enhanced holiday sign-on bonus program that the South Sioux City, Neb.-based company says equals out to an increase of more than 7 cents per mile. Drivers starting prior to Christmas will receive $400 orientation pay plus a $500 bonus on their second paychecks, followed up with another $500 bonus in late January. Working new hires also will qualify for a $250 operations bonus for running over the Christmas holiday. K&B also offers a ...

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AMG Peterbilt of Columbus opens

AMG Peterbilt of Columbus (Ohio) – a full-service Peterbilt dealership offering new and used truck sales, parts sales and service – opened Dec. 1 and is located in nearby Plain City with access to Interstate 33. The dealership is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The renovated facility previously was operated by Mike Lewis of Mike’s Complete Service, and Lewis will be continuing as service manager. The facility serves 29 counties ...

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Pilot Flying J opens three new stops

Pilot Flying J announced this week it has opened three new Pilot Travel Centers in Texas, Iowa and Florida.

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Women in Trucking offering Dec. membership special

The Women in Trucking Association announced last week it is offering this month Buy One, Gift One memberships to anyone who joins or renews their membership with the group.

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Fender, mudflap hanger supplier Fleetline passes audit

Fleetline Products, a supplier of fenders and mudflap hanger brackets, announced that the company gained its ISO 9001:2008 recertification after passing its annual third-party audit in October. Fleetline said that in order to receive the certification, the company must maintain a quality management system that ensures quality products are made to customer specifications. “We strive to deliver quality products to our customers,” said Barry Stiles, president of Fleetline. “This certification holds us to a standard that ...

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Mack’s historical museum turns 30

Mack Trucks announced this week its Mack Trucks Historical Museum celebrated its 30th anniversary last month. The museum commemorates the 114 years of Mack’s history with photos, memorabilia and a collection of vintage Mack trucks.

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