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Increased patrols planned for I-270

Officers will be looking for dangerous maneuvers, following too closely, impaired drivers, excessive speed and seat-belt use.

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I-70 in St. Louis to close

While I-70 is closed, the St. Louis Avenue bridge over the interstate will be demolished.

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Mack to give Macungie plant tours at antique truck show

Tours of the Mack truck assembly plant June 19 in Macungie, Pa., will be part of an antique truck show set for this weekend, June 18-20, at Macungie Memorial Park. The Macungie Assembly Operations plant will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for self-guided tours, which take about an hour to complete, said Mack spokesman John Walsh. Round trip transportation via bus will be available from the Antique Truck Club’s 31st Annual Antique ...

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Universal computer cradle

The Notepad V features flanged side clips, keyed lock chassis, gusseted rear support brackets and a level clamping surface to keep laptops safe during rough rides, the company says.

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Averitt wins awards from retailer

Cookeville, Tenn.-based Averitt Express recently won Dollar General's 2009 awards for LTL Carrier of the Year and Carrier Partner of the Year. The retailer, whose headquarters are in Goodlettsville, Tenn., makes the less-than-truckload award based on a fleet's on-time service, quality and flexibility, said Averitt company spokesman Chris Asberry. The carrier partner award recognizes a fleet's innovation in meeting the retailer's truckload, LTL and dedicated service needs, Asberry said. For details, go to www.averittexpress.com.

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Computer cradle

The Notepad V features flanged side clips, keyed lock chassis, gusseted rear support brackets and a level clamping surface to keep laptops safe during rough rides, the company says. The cradle is adjustable to fit a wide range of computer sizes and has no sharp corners or catch points. It has an anodized aluminum finish and is easily installed, the company says.  Gamber-Johnson, www.gamberjohnson.com  

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Composite air fittings

The push-to-connect composite air fittings are available in union, tee and elbow configurations and are sized to fit dimensions standard in the trucking industry. The company says the fittings are 24 percent to 33 percent lighter than brass fittings and require no special tools. Phillips Industires, www.phillipsind.com

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Kenly 95 to join Petro Centers

The Kenly 95 Truckstop in Kenly, N.C., will become a Petro Stopping Center July 1, the facility’s general manager Ernie Brame announced. Near I-95 at Exit 106, the Kenly 95 Truckstop has been renamed the Kenly 95 Petro. The full-service stop will change the restaurant to an Iron Skillet and the truck service center to a Petro:Lube. The truck stop is part of the Iowa 80 Group family of companies.

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Bill would strengthen freight broker oversight

The bill increases bond to $100,000 and applies the bonding requirement to freight forwarders.

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‘Jazzy’ runs final cross-country leg to Times Square

Jasmine Jordan logged more than 3,150 miles from near Los Angeles to New York City.

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