Industry Briefs

White River offers new programs

White River Transportation, an agent of Time Dispatch Services Inc., has announced a number of new initiatives. To boost driver recruitment, the Burr Ridge, Ill.-based company is offering a $5,000 down payment as a short-term loan to top students at designated truck driving schools to help with a truck purchase. To aid in its rebranding as White River is the launch of a new website at www.whiterivertransportation.com and a social media presence to include a Facebook page, ...

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Maverick to add 350 new trucks

Among the new trucks, 190 units will be replacements. The remaining 160 units will represent growth.

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G&P to deliver wreaths for outreach

Gaston, S.C.-based G&P Trucking Co. will deliver wreaths to veterans’ graves as part of the national Wreaths Across America outreach. G&P driver Danny Burgess, a Navy veteran, will transport the wreaths in South Carolina cemeteries for the second consecutive year. The carrier is honored to be part of the project, said Clifton Parker, G&P Trucking president and general manager. “It’s just a small way that we can give something back for all those veterans who have ...

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Love’s opens Kankakee, Ill., stop

A new travel plaza with Arby's restaurant and 90 truck spaces opened in Kankakee, Ill., off Interstate 57 at exit 308, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores said. Drivers who make purchases at the stop through Jan. 8 will receive double points on store cards. The truck stop also features 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 the site. The ...

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U.S. Capitol tree lit

The 63-foot tree was transported cross-country by a Mack Pinnacle Axle Back model truck.

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Nussbaum retrofits trailers with TrailerTail devices

Carrier will retrofit most of its trailer fleet with ATDynamics TrailerTails and side skirts by the end of the year.

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Dana, Eaton ending joint marketing relationship

Over the next six months, each company will prepare to sell, market and service customers independently of each other.

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Crete Carrier group earns top pay recognition

A carrier must qualify in three critical categories: top tier pay, benefits and carrier stability.

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Pilot Flying J stop set for Dec. 5 opening in Gilman, Ill.

A travel plaza will open Monday, Dec. 5, on Interstate 57, exit 283, in Gilman, Ill., Pilot Flying J announced. The stop features six fuel islands, eight diesel islands, a Denny's restaurant, an ATM, Western Union service and other amenities. Drivers will have access to diesel exhaust fluid and biodiesel at the pump, a CAT scale, laundry services, seven showers and 74 truck parking spaces.The Gilman stop also features Transflo, DAT Load Board and Trip Pak services.

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Second Love’s stop opens in Indiana

A new travel stop is now open in Whitestown, Ind., at Interstate 65, exit 133, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores announced of its second travel plaza in the state. Truckers who shop at the travel center through Jan. 1 are eligible for double points on store loyalty cards. At the stop are Subway and McDonald’s restaurants, 90 truck parking space, diesel exhaust fluid dispensers on the diesel island, CAT sales, five showers and a game ...

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