Industry Briefs

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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Great American Trucking Show app available

An app for the Great American Trucking Show is available on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smart phones.

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Performance Kenworth opens parts, service facility

Performance Kenworth has opened a new parts and service center in Rosenberg, Texas. The location offers truck fleets and operators easy access from U.S. 59, the company says. The new shop features four service bays, one of which is dedicated to providing Kenworth PremierCare Express Lube services. A driver lounge is available for customers. The location will also provide parts delivery service to keep local truck fleets stocked. The service center is open from 7:30 a.m. to ...

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‘Ice Road’ star to appear at GATS

Maya Sieber and “Deadliest Catch” fisherman Edgar Hansen will appear at the Great American Trucking Show.

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TA opens facility in Indiana

TA full-service travel center is at exit 230 off I-65 in DeMotte, Ind.

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Interstate Distributor Co. launches $2,500 truck add bonus

Independent carriers and owner operators who add power units during August are eligible for a $2,500 bonus per truck as part of Interstate Distributor Co.’s Power Only program, the Tacoma, Wash.-based carrier announced. The bonus is paid in full within 90 days and is available to both new and current carriers that add additional equipment. For more information visit www.intd.com.

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