Bigger and better

| October 05, 2005

Show attendees chose the green truck over the car-themed red truck by five votes.

Students on the red team were Megan Grover, Christy Thompson, Alicia Fisher, Abby Bradley and Leslie Greegen.
-Lance Orr

New TA

TravelCenters of America has added a facility in Wapakoneta, Ohio, to its network. Located on I-75, off Exit 111 and U.S. 33, the full-service TA Wapakoneta – formally the L and G Truck Stop – offers restrooms, diesel fuel pumps, a convenience store, a 24-hour Freightliner Service Point truck maintenance shop, a sit-down restaurant, a CAT Scale, showers and approximately 140 truck parking spaces.

Goodyear Seeks Highway Hero
Goodyear is seeking nominations for its annual Goodyear North America Highway Hero award. The program celebrates truckers who have saved a life, or been of aid to another person, while on the job. All nominations must be received by Nov. 30. Incidents must have occurred between Nov. 16, 2004, and Nov. 15, 2005. Nomination forms and program details can be obtained by calling (330) 796-8183 or by visiting Send completed forms to Goodyear Highway Hero Award Headquarters, Dept. 798A, 1144 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44316.

Volvo Parts Distribution Center
Volvo Trucks North America opened a new parts distribution center in Baltimore. Volvo already has distribution centers in Reno, Nev., Memphis, Tenn., Columbus, Ohio, Chicago, Dallas, and Toronto, Ont. The Baltimore facility covers 314,000 square-feet and is expected to fill more than 400,000 orders for parts per year.

Utility Opens New Dealership
Utility Trailers of New England, in Boston, has opened a second location in Hopedale, Mass. The new dealership has a parts department, a service department complete with four oversized service bays and offers a full range of trailer repairs.

New Mack Truck Locations
Kriete Group of Milwaukee, a Mack Trucks authorized distributor organization, opened two state-of-the-art facilities near Green Bay and Racine, Wis. The Green Bay facility is on Highway 41. The 32,000-square-foot building includes a full drive-thru wash bay capable of handling an entire tractor-trailer, a drivers’ lounge with washer/dryers, full showers and work stations with wireless Internet access. The Racine facility, which will operate as a Kriete’s Milwaukee Truck Sales satellite, is located on I-94. The satellite is a 29,000-square-foot building.

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