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Great West Truck Show to offer new format, venue

FOR THE RECORD/ The Great West Truck Show will move to a new Las Vegas location and present a new conference format for its 2012 event.

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Averitt named Walmart Carrier of the Year

FLEET INSIDER/ BRIEFS/ Averitt Express earned Walmart’s 2011 Regional LTL Carrier of the Year Award. Averitt had been recognized by Walmart, earning the Rising Star Carrier of the Year Award in 2008

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Prime announces 2011 Contractors of the Year

FLEET INSIDER/ BRIEFS/ Prime announces 2011 Contractors of the Year -- Refrigerated division: independent team contractors James Burrow and Jeff Johnson; company driver Edgard Lopez; company team drivers Shane and Johnna Morgan.

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Load search

SMART DRIVING/ Online boards provide tools for turning greater profits if you do your homework.

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What is your biggest trucking pet peeve?

MAN ON THE STREET/ Truckers weigh in on their trucking pet peeves from turn signals to truckers' personal hygiene.

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Regular Confusion

EXIT ONLY/ FMCSA missed the point in gathering support for its hours rule justification.

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Alliance Truck Stereo

GEAR GUIDE/ IN-CAB ELECTRONICS/ Alliance Truck Parts has added replacement stereos for Class 6-8 trucks.

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Whistler Pro-3000W inverter

GEAR GUIDE/IN-CAB ELECTRONICS/ The Pro-3000W is the most powerful in the Whistler Group line of power inverters.

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Sky-Lite trailer lighting

GEAR GUIDE/ Sky-Lite, fitting into a 4-in.-diameter hole cut in the sides of the trailer, helps external sunlight enter the trailer to increase view of the cargo inside.

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Air and fluid leak detection kit

GEAR GUIDE/ The TP-8697HD kit includes the OPTIMAX3000 super-high intensity blue- LED leak detection flashlight that has an inspection range of up to 20 feet. Powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, the unit has a 50,000-hour service life.

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