Industry Briefs

Con-way Freight driver Painter hits 3 million safe miles

| November 19, 2014

Con-way Freight, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based less-than-truckload company, announced that Larry Painter, a 30-year company veteran, became its sixth professional driver to achieve three million consecutive accident-free miles. Con-way Freight’s three-million-mile club also includes previous honorees ...

Goodyear offers big-fleet pricing package to owner-ops

| October 21, 2013

A market-share leader in the sales and service of commercial tires to the largest fleets is rolling out out a special pricing package aimed at owner-operators and small fleets – and at improving its share ...

TCA hosting health fairs at TA/Petro stops

Overdrive Staff | August 15, 2013

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) will sponsor free health fairs at 18 TravelCenters of America/Petro Stopping Centers  across the United States. Reflecting the theme Make Your Destination Another Birthday, these events will take place on ...

Daseke buys Oregon Truck Co.

Overdrive Staff | August 15, 2013

Daseke Inc., a group of flatbed and specialized carriers, announced it has acquired the Redmond, Ore.-based Central Oregon Truck Company. The transaction took place Aug. 1 and follows Gaffney, S.C.-based J. Grady Randolph Inc. joining Daseke, ...

Wabash named one of 50 best manufacturers

Overdrive Staff | August 14, 2013

IndustryWeek has named Wabash National Corporation one of the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers in the magazine’s July 2013 issue. To select the top 50 manufacturing companies, IndustryWeek evaluated members of its U.S. 500, a list of ...

Mack opens merchandise shop at Pa. HQ

Overdrive Staff | August 14, 2013

A Mack Shop is now open inside the Mack Customer Center in Allentown, Pa. The store will carry a full assortment of Mack-branded merchandise in a location convenient for visitors to the Mack Customer Center ...

Walmart driver garners Trucker Buddy honors

Overdrive Staff | August 14, 2013

Fred Sweetwood, a driver for the Walmart Distribution Center in Ottawa, Kan., has been named Trucker Buddy of the Month for June 2013 following his nomination by Linda Carson, a fifth grade teacher at Marais ...

C.R. England awards Harley-Davidson for fuel efficiency

Overdrive Staff | August 14, 2013

C.R. England has awarded a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two to company driver Richard McDonald for showing the most improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the second quarter 2013. This is ...

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