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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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Expect delays on I-90 in Wash.

Drivers may face delays of an hour or more between mileposts 70 and 74 through Sunday.

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Expect delays on I-90 in Washington

Drivers may face delays of an hour or more between mileposts 70 and 74 through Sunday.

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General tires get SmartWay approval

General tires S581 and S371, D660 and ST250 are now approved as having low rolling resistance in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program, manufacturer Continental Tire announced. Steer tire S581 features an 18/32-in. 5 rib tread. The S371 steer and drive tire has a 20/32-in. tread depth. The D660 drive tire has a closed shoulder tread design with a 30/32-in. depth, and the ST250 trailer tire has 13/32-in. tread depth and includes a stone ejection ...

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Boyd Bros. orders ProStars+ with 2010 EPA-approved engines

Boyd Bros. Transportation ordered 325 International ProStar+ tractors, heavy-duty truck maker Navistar, Inc. announced May 20. The tractors run on MaxxForce 13 engines equipped with advanced exhaust gas recirculation technology that meets 2010 emission requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Clanton, Ala.-based flatbed carrier was named the 2010 Best Fleet to Drive For by the Truckload Carriers Association and delivers time-sensitive steel and building materials products with more than 1,000 trucks. The fleet ...

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Panel studying Northwest bridge project

An independent panel is reviewing the Columbia River Crossing Project that would connect Portland, Ore. and Vancouver, Wash.

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Crete wins two Kellogg’s awards

Crete Carrier Corp. received two awards from Kellogg’s cereal and convenience foods producer, the Lincoln, Neb.-based fleet announced. Crete Carrier won Kellogg’s 2009 Komplete Carrier of the Year and sister division Shaffer Trucking was named 2009 Temperature Controlled Carrier of the Year.

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CARB expands funds for independents

Agency said the changes made to the statewide Voucher Incentive Program will make funding available to a larger variety of trucks.

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Research shows safer trucking

American Transportation Research Institute released a report concluding that trucking safety has improved since 2004.

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Drivers honored for rescues

Shawn Hubbard, a driver for Ruan Transport, has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel.

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