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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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Self-service scanning kiosks available at truck stops

Self-service scanning kiosks are now available at selected Pilot Travel Centers nationally, Pegasus TransTech announced Tuesday. Drivers can choose between scanning documents themselves or asking a trained cashier for help with the tasks. Both services are available 24 hours a day. Like the standard scanning services, the self-service kiosk also transmits the delivery documents electronically to the carrier for immediate access to billing and payroll documents. Pilot Travel Centers LLC. Based in Knoxville, Tenn., also signed a ...

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Flatbed carrier awards bonuses

Builders Transportation Co. distributed nearly $84,000 to 16 drivers following the first quarter of this year, the flatbed carrier announced. Drivers who run 30,000 miles or produce $40,000 in freight revenue qualify for quarterly bonuses at the family-owned company based in Memphis, Tenn. To qualify for the bonus, drivers must have had no preventable accidents, poor inspection reports, log violations or tickets, said Jerry Gowan, the carrier’s human resources director. Also, there can have been no ...

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