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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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Danny Herman Trucking wins award

Danny Herman Trucking received the 2009 Tennessee Trucking Association Clean Diesel Leadership Award. The honor was awarded to the fleet, based in Mountain City, Tenn., for its contribution to air quality through fuel savings strategies. Danny Herman also has been a member of EPA’s SmartWay program since May 2008 and has achieved the program's highest score, a 1.25.

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Share the Road delivers for troops

  The national highway safety program Share the Road, in partnership with Operation Interdependence, is once again on the road to deliver leftover nonperishable items to make care packages for American armed forces serving overseas.The donated items were transported by Share the Road drivers last weekend from a convention in Las Vegas, Nev., to OI’s distribution center in Grand Junction, Colo. Volunteers from the Grand Junction community -- including members of the Navy, Marines and Air Force -- were ...

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Kenworth opens Lansing dealership

Central Michigan Kenworth opened recently in Lansing near the intersection of South Cedar Street and East Jolly Road, about one-half mile north of U.S. Interstate 96.The new Kenworth dealership offers full-service and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Michigan Kenworth.  

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Truck driver week started Nov. 1

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2009 began Sunday, Nov. 1, and will run through Nov. 7 in celebration of the nation’s nearly 3.5 million professional truck drivers. The annual event was shifted from its summer date of past years to coincide with the start of the holiday shipping season. Events honoring commercial drivers are intended to remind the public that many goods they rely on daily are delivered by truckers. “This week is a time where companies, customers and the American family can ...

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