Industry Briefs

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 ...

Gem City Tire adds new center

| January 03, 2012

Gem City Tire has opened a 30,000-square-foot full-service truck tire center in Sharonville, Ohio, a northern suburb of Cincinnati. The sixth such center for Gem City Tire, the Sharonville facility is located near the intersection ...

Western Star 4700 SF to premier in test drive challenge

| December 30, 2011

Western Star’s new 4700SF dump truck, equipped with a 450-hp Detroit Diesel DD13 and Allison 4500 RDS transmission, will make its debut in the Serious Trucks Challenge in January at the World of Concrete 2012, ...

Epes drivers tie in referral contest

| December 29, 2011

Epes Transport System driver Eric Betts won a new Chevrolet Silverado, and Tim Britt and Donald Washburn won $5,000 for having the most referrals in a carrier-wide contest, the Greensboro, N.C.-based carrier announced. After the drivers ...

Trucker wins flat-screen TV in Christmas promo

| December 29, 2011

Veteran trucker Ron Phares won a flat-screen TV, DVD player and power converter for his Freightliner Cascadia as a grand prize package in a promotion named the 12 Days of Christmas, said Troy, Ill.-based Truck ...

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