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Schneider, Freightliner chosen for 9/11 events

The World Memorial organization invited Schneider National and Freightliner Trucks 2011 Ride of Pride truck.

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Trucker wins GPS system

Bill Stewart, a St. Louis resident, won a Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND 500 Model Trucker GPS system, Truck Centers Inc. said. The dealer network held a drawing for the GPS system and other prizes in honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation week. Visit Truck Centers online for more information.

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Loves opens new Fla. stop

A new Love’s Travel Stop is open in Cottondale, Fla., at exit 130 off Interstate 10. The stop has 98 truck spaces, DEF dispensers at the diesel islands, CAT scales, five showers, RFID cardless fueling technology and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center. It also includes a Chester’s Chicken and a McDonald’s restaurant. Truck drivers will receive double “I Love Rewards” loyalty points on purchases at the new location through Oct. 29.

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Mack sponsors trucker aid program

A Mack Pinnacle will be given away at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show March 22-24 2012 in Louisville Ky as part of the Back on the Road campaign sponsored by Mack Trucks Inc. and Arrow Truck Sales. The campaign is an initiative to benefit a deserving truck driver in need of a truck and a job. Mack’s Pinnacle is a 70-inch high-rise sleeper with a 485-hp Mack MP8 engine and Mack T310 10-speed manual transmission. It also ...

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Prime hosts driver picnic

Prime Inc., held company picnics for drivers and their families Sept. 3 in Springfield, Mo., Pittston, Pa., and Salt Lake City. The picnics included inflatable games and water slides, face painting and various casino-style games. The Missouri picnic had the biggest turnout with 1,400 attendees. Prime’s Springfield picnic also included a truck driving championship competition, a Pride & Polish truck contest and a raffle.

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Delo announces boat sweepstakes

From now until Dec. 2, participants can register to win the grand prize of a fully-equipped 2011 ZX190 Skeeter bass boat from Delo, the Chevron subsidiary says. Delo, the maker of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, is also giving away prizes to the first, second and third place winners, as well as giving Delo fishing towels to each customer with $20 or more in receipts for Delo products. Visit Delo online to register.

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Big G Express wins carrier award

Big G Express won this year’s Carrier of the Year award given by Continental Mills, the food producer says. Outbound carriers leaving Continental Mills’ shipping locations were judged on their on-time delivery, tender acceptance ratio, events ratio, timely load status updates, relative pricing ratio and a qualitative survey completed by select Continental Mills personnel. Visit Big G Express online for more information.

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Inland to open new Wyo. Store

Inland Truck Parts will open a new store in Evansville, Wyo., Oct. 17, the retailer says. The store will be Inland’s first in Wyoming and will have on-staff technical experts who perform transmission and differential remanufacturing and driveline repair.

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Technician wins top skills award

Jeffrey Schlecht, a technician for the Omaha Truck Center in Norfolk, Neb., won the highest honor at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2011 National Technician Skills Competition, Sept. 19-21 in Raleigh, N.C. Schlecht won prizes valued at more than more than $20,000 for the second straight year. Second- and third-place finishers John Ragland and Michael Bogard also won prizes, and Bogard placed first on the written test for the fourth time in seven years. The competition was ...

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Big G Express hosts referral contest

Big G Express drivers can win a Kubota RTV, cash prizes and other rewards in a driver referral contest that runs through March 2010, the Shelbyville, Tenn., carrier said. Along with the grand prize of a Kubota RTV, runner-up prizes will include a choice of iPad or flat screen TV. Drivers who give referrals are rewarded with $500 per driver hired and a 1-cent per mile increase for all the miles the recruit runs for the ...

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