Industry Briefs

Love’s stop opens in Belleville, Ind.

A  travel stop opened in Belleville, Ind., on Interstate 70 at exit 59, Love's Travel Stops announced. Through Dec. 16, drivers are eligible for double loyalty points on purchases. The stop features Subway and McDonald’s restaurants, 100 truck spaces, diesel exhaust fluid dispensers at the diesel islands, CAT scales, five showers and a game room. A Love’s Truck Tire Care center is on site. Love’s Truck Tire Care centers are open 24/7. For details, visit Love's.

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Goodyear opens Wingfoot locations

Truck Care Centers are in Joplin, Mo., and Greenwood, La.

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Goodyear opens 2 Wingfoot locations

Truck centers are in Joplin, Mo., and Greenwood, La.

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Idleair opens at Pilot Flying J stops in Georgia, Tennessee

Electric shore power provided by Idleair is newly available at travel centers in Dalton, Ga., off I-75 at exit 326, and in White Pine, Tenn., off I-81 at exit 4, Pilot Flying J travel centers announced. Limited free service for the shore power is being offered through Nov. 30 and, following that, a discount of $1.25 per hour will be available through Dec. 31. The White Pine site features a solar panel array that generates 50 percent ...

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U.S. Xpress expands reefer service

Coast-to-coast, reefer service expanded recently, Chattanooga, Tenn.-based U.S. Xpress Enterprises said. The fleet now operates 100 reefer trucks and expects to have 250 by the end of 2012. Primary service lanes are from California to the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions and back to California, the carrier says. The fleet is also expanding volumes in a lane of service from California to the upper Midwest. For details, visit U.S. Express.

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Pilot buys Grand Forks, N.D. stop

The recently purchased truck stop at 4401 S. 32nd Ave., in Grand Forks., N.D. will be remodeled by mid-January, Pilot Flying J says of its acquisition. The travel center will feature four fuel islands and eight diesel islands. Drivers will also have access to diesel exhaust fluid and biodiesel at the pump, a CAT scale, laundry services, 10 automated showers and 141 parking spaces for trucks.

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Truckers donate to soldiers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will sponsor the fifth Truckers for Troops campaign Dec. 5-9. The outreach organizes and sends care packages to soldiers in combat duty. Truckers who wish to participate can renew their OOIDA memberships during the campaign week, and 10 percent of the proceeds will go directly to the care packages. OOIDA matches the donations. Shell Rotella donated $5,000 to jump start the campaign. The campaign encourages cards and letters for the soldiers, especially ...

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Western Star releases 2012 calendar

Each month’s original artwork pays homage to a different movie genre while incorporating various Western Star applications.

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Love’s opens in Strafford, Mo., outreach slated

Drivers are eligible for double so-called loyalty points on store cards through Dec. 10 at a new truck stop in Strafford, Mo., off Interstate 44, exit 88, Love's Travel Stops announced. The stop includes A Hardee’s restaurant, 90 truck spaces, diesel exhaust dispensers, CAT scales, five showers and a game room. A Love’s Truck Tire Care center is set to open at the travel stop within the next two weeks. Love’s Truck Tire Care centers are open ...

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Pilot Flying J iPhone app launched

One customer weekly will be given a $200 gas card for downloading the newly available iPhone app, My Pilot, Pilot Flying J said. An Android platform version of the app is expected to launch as early as January. The apps help users plan trips, compare fuel prices and provides locations to the more than 550 travel plazas in the company’s network. Drivers also can check individual accounts, Frequent Fueler points, shower vouchers, diesel exhaust fluid sites and ...

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