Industry Briefs

CRST Malone doubles referrals

Under the new referral program, any CRST Malone independent contractor who refers another driver will receive $1,000 for an independent contractor.

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Mack ranks as top exporter

Mack Trucks finished 2009 as the leading exporter of heavy-duty North American trucks.

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Cobra to promote Bluetooth CB at MATS

Cobra Electronics will promote its new CB radio, the 29 LTD BT, at the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 25-27, 2010 in Louisville, Ky.

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Yokohama to give away tires

A free set of Yokohama's Zenvironment commercial tires, worth $5,000, will be raffled off during the March 25-27 Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky.

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‘Ice Roads’ returns for fourth season

The History Channel’s “Ice Road Truckers” TV series will premiere its fourth season this spring.

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Erb, Roehl honored for safety efforts

The Truckload Carriers Association unveiled the grand prize winners of its National Fleet Safety Awards.

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TCA announces contest winners

Boyd Bros. Transportation and Dart Transit won top awards the best fleets for company drivers and owner-operators, respectively, to work for in the Truckload Carriers Association Best Fleets to Drive For contest.

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Averitt donates to children’s hospital

Associates of Averitt Express donated $350,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, marking the 17th annual donation. The gift was collected from Averitt associates during 2009. Averitt has donated more than $5 million to charities, including St. Jude, since 1986, when an outreach for children's health was created. Physicians and scientists at St. Jude have pioneered treatments that have helped push the overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in ...

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AMBEST announces contest winner

Winston Brooks of Petersburg, Va., won a Lucas RSD 250 Pro-Street motorcycle as the grand prize in AMBEST's annual AMBUCK$ contest, the company announced.

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EPA approves Bridgestone tires

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions’ Bridgestone-brand R260F and R250F commercial tires are approved for use on Environmental Protection Agency SmartWaySM-certified equipment.

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