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Bridgestone raises tire prices

Starting today, Bridgestone and Firestone truck and bus radial tires are increasing in price by up to 8 percent in the United States and Canada, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions says. The price of over-the-road tread rubber and Bandag brand retread materials will also be raised by an average of 8 percent.

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Hendrickson supports US troops

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems is teaming up with Operation Support Our Troops America to provide comfort and education to military service personnel and their families, the parts manufacturer says. The outreach sends care packages and personal letters to troops overseas and supports other military programs that help wounded service members, families and veterans. For details, visit Hendrickson or OSOT America online.

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Yokohama increases tire prices

Effective Oct. 1, Yokohama will increase its light and medium commercial truck tire prices by up to 8 percent, the manufacturer says. The tire maker says there will also be in-line adjustments that will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit Yokohama online.

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Truck Centers to give away GPS

Drivers can win a Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND 500 Model Trucker GPS from Truck Centers, Inc. during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 11-18. Participants can enter at Truck Center dealers, a Daimler Truck of North America network in the Midwest, by filling out forms in the parts or service departments. The winner will be notified by Sept. 21. For location information, visit Truck Centers’ website.

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X One tires add value to used trucks

Michelin’s X One wide single truck tires add $1,250 of value to a used truck, according to Truck Blue Book. The tires are recognized to be fuel efficient with 4- to 10-percent fuel savings and weight savings of 175 to 200 pounds per axle. For details visit Michelin Trucks.

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Transflo Express services available

Transflo Express scanning is now available at three Pilot Flying J truck stops along Interstate 95 between Maryland and South Carolina, service provider Pegasus TransTech announced. All named Patriot Farms Flying J, the stops are at exit 109A in Elkton, Md.; exit 104 in Ruther Glen, Va.; and exit 169 in Florence, S.C.

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Anderson wins safety award

Anderson Trucking Service won Great West Risk Management’s 2010 Platinum Award for Safety and Operational Excellence. The insurer’s award is based on loss results, prompt and fair claims settlement practices, timely reporting of claims, innovative loss prevention programs and operational excellence.

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FleetPride sweepstakes winners get pickup, shopping sprees

David Holley and Mark Holley won a Ford F-150 SuperCab in FleetPride Inc.’s “Get Your Brake On” sweepstakes, the aftermarket truck and trailer parts distributor announced. The winners are president and vice president of Superior Trailer Services in Anderson, S.C. Five other customers of The Woodlands, Texas-based parts provider each won a $1,000 shopping spree. For details, visit FleetPride’s website.

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Kentucky Trailer has grand opening of paint, decale division

A paint and decale division of Kentucky Trailer is having its grand opening in a new 80,000-square-foot building, the Louisville, Ky.-based trailer maker announced. The facility for the new division, Kentucky Trailer Paint & Reconditioning, is located near the company’s headquarters in the Louisville-Jefferson County Riverport Industrial Park. The division is a full service paint, decal and reconditioning center providing services to customers with old and new trailers, truck bodies, tractors, industrial and power equipment, emergency ...

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New fuel card program offered

Wright Express launches OTR PRO fuel card.

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