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CRST begins bonuses, fuel reimbursements

Owner-operators who attend CRST Malone orientation in their trucks can be reimbursed up to $400 in fuel, the Birmingham, Ala.-based flatbed carrier announced. The fleet is paying a so-called sign-on bonus for flatbed owner operators who lease to the carrier, according to a written statement from the company. Previous flatbed experience is not required and no age restrictions are in place on tractors or trailers.  For details, call (800) 366-6361 or visit www.joinmalone.com.

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Court approves Flying J reorganization plan

The company said its restructuring has improved the profitability of its core businesses.

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Free Webinar: Health and Your CDL

Truckers News’ Fit for the Road program presents a free webinar Thursday, July 22 that looks at how health regulations are changing.

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FTR: Truck orders up in June

Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEMs were at 15,667 units, a 20.5 percent increase over May.

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Work set for U.S. 93

Drivers should expect additional travel time of up to one hour for July 12-14 on highway near Las Vegas.

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Aerodynamic trailer systems

The SmartTail system consists of polymer skins mounted to the rear doors. The WindTamer uses a low-profile, contoured cover mounted on the truck’s undercarriage. The systems can improve fuel efficiency by 5.3 percent, the company says, and have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay approval to meet California Air Resources Board requirements. AUTOMATED TRAILER SYSTEMS, www.ats-green.com, (440) 543-2902

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Kenworth service, parts facility opens in Emporia, Kan.

A Kenworth dealership with a 10,000 square-ft. service department and 10 service bays has opened in Emporia, Kan., Kenworth Truck Co. announced.

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Soft-soil tire

With lower ground contact pressure, the next generation of the XZL2 tire is designed for heavy-duty trucks that work mostly off-road in soft-soil conditions such as sand and snow. The tread pattern has been redesigned for great speed and improved tread life over a wide range of terrains, the company says. The tire is available in size 395/85R20. MICHELIN, www.michelintruck.com, (800) 847-3435

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Daimler OKs Portland truck plant contract

The three-year collective bargaining agreements cover workers in four unions.

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Delaware enacts texting law

Delaware is the 30th state to ban texting while driving.

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