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Driver wins award for protecting injured man

John Boyd, a professional truck driver for ABF Freight System Inc., has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel.

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I-25 in Denver to be closed

Both directions of I-25 near Alameda Avenue in Denver will be closed May 23-27.

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Wal-Mart to control more of its freight distribution

Retailer is taking over delivery of supplies from manufacturers to its distribution centers and stores to cut costs.

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Regional carriers join consortium

Mountain Valley Express and Peninsula Truck Lines recently joined the regional LTL cross-continent consortium Reliance Network. The two carriers will serve the West and replace DATS Trucking’s service in that region, according to a statement from Reliance, based in Nashville, Tenn. Mountain Valley Express provides trucking and dedicated loads to a broad base of customers across the western United States, and Peninsula Truck Lines serves Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Vancouver, British Columbia. DATS Trucking will continue its ...

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Truck averts I-24 sinkhole

An estimated 25-foot-deep, 40-foot-wide, 18-foot-long sinkhole opened up on I-24 eastbound near Nashville.

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Heavy Capital Beltway traffic forecast on weekend

Officials advise drivers to avoid the Washington, D.C., area Capital Beltway I-95/I-495 South this weekend.

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ACT report: Class 8 orders surge in April

Net orders for heavy-duty commercial vehicles increased 91 percent in April compared with the same month last year.

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ACT Report: Class 8 truck orders surge in April

Net orders increased 91 percent in April compared with the same month last year, firm said.

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Obama orders heavy-truck fuel economy standards

The nation’s first fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards on new medium- and heavy-duty trucks will begin with model year 2014.

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Averitt joins flood, storm relief

Averitt Express donated $50,000 to help victims hit recently by floods and tornados in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee, the Cookeville, Tenn.-based carrier said. The American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund will use the funds to give food and shelter to those forced to flee homes during the weather emergencies, said Averitt spokesman Chris Asberry. Additionally, the carrier transported its staff’s donations of bottled water and cleaning supplies in one of its tractor-trailers to a Murfreesboro, ...

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