Industry Briefs

Cascadia production to ramp up

| January 12, 2012

The Freightliner Truck plant in Cleveland, N.C., plans to add 1,100 jobs by year's end to make more Cascadias, Daimler Trucks North America announced. The majority of the positions will be filled with recalled ...

Mack’s Titan to make National Geographic TV debut

| January 12, 2012

A Mack Titan with a Mack MP10 engine will be featured on the National Geographic Channel's Ultimate Factories TV series at 8 p.m. EST this Saturday, the Greensboro, N.C.-based truck maker said. The hour-long episode will ...

Atlas driver wins award

| January 11, 2012

Charles Allen has been selected as the 2011 Special Commodities Super Van Operator by the American Moving and Storage Assn.

Pilot purchases 7 Bosselman stops

| January 06, 2012

Newly renamed Pilot Travel Centers, seven Bosselman stops in the Midwest were purchased by Pilot Flying J, the Knoxville, Tenn.-based travel center franchise announced. All open for business, the centers are in Altoona, Iowa; Colby and ...

Daimler to extend Trucker Buddy aid

| January 04, 2012

Daimler Trucks North America will support the Trucker Buddy International through 2014, the educational nonprofit outreach announced. Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks and Detroit Diesel already participate in the group’s monthly activities of monthly recognition of ...

Android trucking app launches

| January 04, 2012

The Android version of Pilot Flying J’s MyPilot app is now available for smartphones and tablets, the travel center company said. Features include one-touch calling, a search function to find locations with specified amenities and services ...

Alternative fuels conference set

| January 04, 2012

A Green Transportation Conference focusing on alternative fuels and new vehicles is planned for Jan. 11 in Salem, Ore.

Atlas Van Lines driver wins an AMSA top honor

| January 03, 2012

Atlas Van Lines driver Charles Allen has been named The American Moving and Storage Association's 2011 Special Commodities Super Van Operator. Allen, a specialized transport driver, has logged 3 million miles safely in his 27 years ...

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