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One low wagon     Owner of Arreche Hay Co. of Cedarville, Calif., Jon Arreche hauls cows and hay in this low-riding 1995 Peterbilt 378. Equipped with a 575-hp Detroit Diesel and a 13-speed transmission, the truck has a new air ride kit, flip-up front bumper and a two-door sleeper with an extra-wide Unibilt rear window. Arreche wins a hat, travel bag and license plate from United Pacific.   Number 6   Chuck and Cheryl Reiter, of Cascade, Iowa, haul petroleum, gasoline ...

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Oregon adds chain rule

In inclement weather, single-drive axle trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds gross weight or vehicles towing trailers will now be required to use chains in Oregon, the state’s Department of Transportation announced. Under this regulation, chains are not required on tandem drive axle vehicles. Details on snow zone notices, chain requirements and diagrams are posted on Oregon’s travel information website, http://www.tripcheck.com/.  Snow zone notices and road condition updates are also available by calling 511 or 1-800-977-ODOT (6368) within ...

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Bill will hike diesel prices, Senate hears

ATA executive told a Senate committee the cap-and-trade proposal will increase price and volatility of diesel without significantly cutting carbon emissions.

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Illinois state Route 50 closed at Cicero Avenue

Illinois state Route 50 (Cicero Avenue) will be closed roughly one-quarter mile north of I-55 at 39th Street in Chicago at 6 a.m., Monday, Nov. 2, until noon, Sunday, Nov. 8. The Canadian National Railroad will repair the railroad crossing at this location during the closure.  The posted detour for southbound Illinois Route 50 traffic will direct traffic to turn left (west) on 39th Street from Illinois Route 50, continue west on 39th Street to Central Avenue, ...

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2008 Health Hero Jeff Clark Jeff Clark of Kewaunee, Wis., has been selected as the 2008 Fit for the Road Health Hero ...

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Regional truck show to be Nov. 7

NOV. 7: PIEDMONT CAROLINA CHAPTER FALL SHOW, American Truck Historical Society, Colfax, N.C., (336) 431-6824.

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Truck driver week set for Nov. 1-7

NOV. 1-7: NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK, sponsored by the American Trucking Associations, http://www.ntdaw.org/.

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Nov. 5 webinar to detail compensation trends

NOV. 5: FREE WEBINAR, Owner-Operator Compensation Trends with National Transportation Institute (formerly SignPost) head Gordon Klemp, 2 p.m. CST. Go to  www.piblive.com/retentionforum/.

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ACS’s TripPak promo to end Nov. 30

The Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., TripPak promotional campaign that has awarded retail gift certificates to more than a dozen drivers continues through Nov. 30, the company announced. As part of the contest, a drawing for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle will be held and a winner announced in early December, said company spokeswoman Priscilla Shrader-Peters. Truckers who use the TripPak scanning services at TravelCenters of American, Petro, Flying J or other participating truck stops automatically are entered in ...

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Medium-duty Petes rank high

Peterbilt ranks highest in customer satisfaction in conventional medium-duty trucks, according to a 2009 survey conducted by J.D. Power and Associates. The fleet has received the highest customer satisfaction rating in the medium-duty segment for three out of the last four years. The fleet's ranking includes the highest scores in vehicle performance and cost of ownership factors, J.D. Power and Associates reported. Survey researchers interviewed nearly 1,600 fleet managers or owner-operators, of two-year-old conventional cab medium-duty trucks.

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