Industry Briefs

Ambest teams up with Michelin

Ambest is now featuring Michelin tires and products, as well as tire and emergency road service, at many of its service locations. Those 68 dealer locations are listed on the tire maker’s website.

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Baker Truck Corral opens shore power location in Oregon

Baker Truck Corral, off Interstate 84 near Baker City, Ore, has equipped 24 truck parking spaces with electrical service. The stop is the first of 50 that will be outfitted with plug-in and recharging stations provided by Shorepower Technologies in a U.S. Department of Energy grant program. The stations provide 120 VAC, 208 VAC or 240 VAC power sources. Power and cable TV access are available at $1 per hour, with wireless Internet available for an ...

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Peterbilt dealers support safety program

Dealers in Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Iowa, and Norfolk, Neb., are supporting the “Buckle Up In Your Truck” safety campaign.

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Atlas awards scholarships

Three college students are recipients of Atlas World Group’s scholarship program. Ryan Wink, a senior at the University of Southern Indiana, received the Atlas World Group Chairman’s Scholarship, while Maria Smith, a junior at the University of Evansville, won the Atlas Van Lines President’s Scholarship, and Julie Costello, a student in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, was the winner of the Atlas Van Lines Professional Van Operator Scholarship. Each recipient is awarded $4,000 ...

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Prime driver selected for Endurance Films Racing Team

Siphiwe Baleka, independent contractor at Prime, was one of 11 members selected for Endurance Films' inaugural sponsored triathlon racing team. Endurance Films is the USA Triathlon’s official film production supplier. The team will make its debut at the 2011 USA Triathlon Age Group National Triathlon Championship on Aug. 20 in Burlington, Va. For more information, visit http://www.endurancefilms.com/racingteam.html.

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Truck stop app expands

Truck Stop Coupons has been introduced on the Android platform.

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ATA sponsors video contest

The American Trucking Associations will sponsor a video contest for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 11-17. ATA is seeking amateur video submissions from professional truck drivers, driver’s families, shippers, suppliers, allied companies or community members explaining why professional truck drivers are essential. Entries can be produced with cell phone or home video cameras – with the emphasis on creativity and message, rather than production values. The deadline for contest submissions is Sept. 21. Submissions should be ...

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CVOC panel to highlight expert advice

A panel of industry executives will give advice on thriving with change at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference set for 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, preceding the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Robert Low, president and founder of Prime, Inc.; Don Orr, president and CEO of Central Freight; and Russell Stubbs, president of CEO of FFE Transportation Services will discuss labor, cost and regulatory issues after James Hebe, Navistar executive vice president sales, kicks off ...

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IdleAir opens sites in Texas, Pa.

Shorepower provider IdleAir has opened locations in Shepherd, Texas, and Claysville, Pa. The Claysville, Pa., stop is at exit six off I-70, and the Texas stop is on Highway 59, north of Houston. IdleAir Premium service is $1.99 per hour plus tax for the first 10 hours, after which the price drops to $1.25 per hour.

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Super Service ups new driver bonus

New owner operators and company drivers who sign on with Super Service are eligible for a $2,500 bonus, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based carrier announced.

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