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Love’s Travel Stops opens another Virginia store
The Talleysville stop, off I-64, is 20 miles outside Richmond

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new service center this week at Interstate 64's exit 211, 20 miles east of Richmond, VA.

The Talleysville, VA, is Love’s ninth truck stop in Virginia. It features an Arby’s restaurant, seven showers, 86 truck parking spaces, a game room, public laundry facilities, Love’s Truck Tire Care center and more. The store is open 24/7. 

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Shell updates truck engine oil, DEF offerings
Lubricant maker says more OEMs are approving low viscosity FA-4 engine oil for their products.

SANTA BARBARA, CA. The transition to the new generation of engine oils is proceeding smoothly, according to Shell Rotella executives, who also announced several additions to the product line.

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Truckload spot rates stay at two-year high
That’s partly due to the ongoing impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma on U.S. supply chains, according to load board operator DAT Solutions.

The number of available loads on the TL spot market increased 27% during the week ending Sept. 16, according to data tracked by DAT Solutions.

While a 20% to 25% week-over-week increase in loads is not unexpected for the first full work-week after a holiday (in this case Labor Day), the number of available trucks increased just 19% at a time when capacity is already tight.

As a result, national average spot TL rates remain at two-year highs, DAT said:

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