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Averitt donates to children’s hospital

Associates of Averitt Express donated $350,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, marking the 17th annual donation. The gift was collected from Averitt associates during 2009. Averitt has donated more than $5 million to charities, including St. Jude, since 1986, when an outreach for children's health was created. Physicians and scientists at St. Jude have pioneered treatments that have helped push the overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in ...

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Terra discloses DEF deals

The agreements include two companies – Barjan and DAS – that distribute goods to truck stops and travel centers.

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Terra discloses DEF distribution deals

The agreements include two companies – Barjan and DAS – that distribute goods to truck stops and travel centers.

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Diesel price climbs again

The national average price gained 2.9 cents to $2.861, according to the Department of Energy.

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AMBEST announces contest winner

Winston Brooks of Petersburg, Va., won a Lucas RSD 250 Pro-Street motorcycle as the grand prize in AMBEST's annual AMBUCK$ contest, the company announced.

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Goetz receives NATSO’s Hall of Fame honor

Travel plaza owner-operator and past NATSO chairman Jim Goetz. was awarded the association’s Hall of Fame award at NATSO’s annual show in Las Vegas, Nev.  He becomes the first second-generation recipient in the history of the award. The Hall of Fame Award recognizes individuals for notable participation in their communities, the truckstop and travel plaza industry and in NATSO. NATSO has presented the award only twice since 204. As the owner-operator of Petro Travel Plaza in Portage, ...

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Obama budget eyes employee-contractor issue

Governmental bodies often eye the construction industry for misclassification, but the trucking business also draws examination.

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Speakout

Truckers speak out about the hours-of-service rule, surviving in a tough economy and the perfect truck.

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Wake up call

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected soon to raise the bar on screening and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

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