Industry Briefs

Total Quality Logistics updates mobile app

A free app is available for iPhone and Android smartphones, Total Quality Logistics announced. The updated version of the TQL Freight Finder app was restructured based on user feedback. The app allows carriers to search for available loads by mileage radius, equipment type, load date, or destination city/state. The app also provides users with the capability to search for available loads according to their smartphone’s current location via GPS. Search results include load details for each ...

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Peterbilt displays alternative fuel vehicles

Peterbilt Motors Co. hosted a meeting with America’s Natural Gas Alliance in Denton, Texas, to showcase some of the truck maker’s alternative fuel vehicles. Attendees had the opportunity to test drive some of the vehicles and take a tour of the manufacturing plant. For more details, visit the Peterbilt website.

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Snap Fitness, Pilot Flying J launch fitness program

Ten gyms will open soon at Pilot Flying J travel centers in a partnership between Snap Fitness and Rolling Strong, the two fitness providers announced. The partnership will launch at the Aug. 25-27 Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, during which Bob Perry will be in booth No. 24154 providing free health and wellness checks for drivers. He will also be enlisting the first 1,000 drivers as founding members of the new Snap Fitness Rolling Strong ...

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Old Dominion increases base rates

Base rates will increase by about 4.9 percent, effective Sept. 6, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. says. For more information, visit Old Dominion online.

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Atlas helps with United Way effort

For the second consecutive year, Atlas Van Lines joins United Way as a Pacesetter company in the organization’s annual campaign. Atlas held several events at its Evansville, Ind., headquarters to raise money for agencies supported by United Way. The series of special activities culminates to United Way’s “Day of Caring” on Sept. 9.

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Internet Truckstop adds carrier registration service

Internet Truckstop, a freight matching service, is adding Carrier Registration Service to its website, the company says. The new feature is expected to reduce registration time to about 10 minutes and minimize the need to fax or scan and email the registration forms. The service also allows companies to specify requirements and see carriers that meet those necessities before they will do business with them.

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Hornady increases driver pay

Hornady Transportation drivers who live in northern Indiana are now receiving a higher pay rate of up to 46 cents per mile. They will also receive more home time and an additional 2 cents per mile of tarp pay on loaded miles weekly.

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Cascade Sierra offers funding

Organization has approximately $20 million in funding to help small trucking companies and owner-operators upgrade or replace their trucks.

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Wingfoot opens tire service center

Commercial tire dealer Wingfoot opened a new Truck Care Center in Baytown, Texas, the Goodyear subsidiary says. The facility is located along Interstate 10 at exit 789. It has three service bays, one each for tire service, light mechanical work and oil changes.

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Old Dominion to expand Indianapolis facility

Thomasville, N.C.-based Old Dominion Freight Line is expanding its regional Indianapolis hub from 223 doors to 325. The carrier plans to expand the existing facility at 3915 W. Morris St. by 84,000 square feet and hire 183 new employees by 2014.

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