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Fleet insider | Prime

| September 21, 2011

Prime recognizes million-mile achievements Prime recently recognized Thomas Hogan for reaching 2 million miles of safe driving and recognized Ervin Carter, Thomas Griswold, Roger Guy, George Hoffman, ­Bennett Smith, William Stanford and Ann Weatherbee ...

Convoy set for Special Olympics

| September 19, 2011

The World’s Largest Truck Convoy 2011, a 22-mile benefit for Special Olympics Illinois, will be held in Tinley Park, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 1. The procession will start and end at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, and ...

Truck exhibit hall expanding

| September 16, 2011

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum's exhibit hall is expanding by 21, 600 square feet to display more than 60 trucks, museum curator Dave Meier said. Part of the Iowa 80 Truckstop based in Walcott, Iowa, the exhibit ...

Love’s opens Bennett, Colo., stop

| September 15, 2011

A Love’s Travel Stop opened at Interstate 70, off Exit 304, in Bennett, Colo. Chester’s Chicken and McDonald’s restaurants operate at the truck stop, which also has 90 truck parking spaces, DEF dispensers at the diesel ...

Bridgestone raises tire prices

| September 13, 2011

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 ...

Hendrickson supports US troops

| September 13, 2011

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 ...

Yokohama increases tire prices

| September 12, 2011

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 ...

Truck Centers to give away GPS

| September 12, 2011

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 ...

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