Industry Briefs

WABCO showcases suspension

| March 23, 2012

The technology maximizes traction of 6x2 trucks while minimizing tire wear.

Utility introduces double deck loading system

| March 23, 2012

It uses a system of tracks and beams to create a second deck to increase freight capacity.

Bendix plans SmarTire monitor kit

| March 21, 2012

A typical kit for trailers would consist of eight wheel sensors, harnessing and a wireless receiver.

Marten increases detention pay

| March 21, 2012

Marten Transport, a Mondovi, Wis.-based carrier, has announced a raise in its detention pay.

Marten ups detention pay

| March 21, 2012

Driver detention pay has been increased $2, making the pay $17 per hour, Mondovi, Wis.-based Marten Transport  announced. The increase applies to drivers who have to wait more than two hours to be loaded or unloaded ...

New IdleAir service starts

| March 21, 2012

  A new IdleAir service has opened in at the Love’s truck stop off Interstate 10 at exit 302 near Benson, Ariz.  The shore power service provider will offer free, limited service through March 31. Premium service ...

Trucker helps diabetic motorist

| March 19, 2012

Walden Haulers Group driver Jonathan Bennett was named a Highway Angel for helping a motorist avert a medical emergency, the Truckload Carriers Association announced. Bennett, an emergency medical technician, helped administer orange juice from his cab ...

Jonathan Bennett named TCA Highway Angel

| March 19, 2012

The Truckload Carriers Association has named its latest Highway Angel, Jonathan W. Bennett, a professional truck driver for Walden Haulers Group, Inc.

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