Industry Briefs

SalSon to host driver appreciation

| September 09, 2010

Newark, N.J.-based SalSon Logistics will serve cookouts and other meals at its terminals for its drivers Sept. 19-25, during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. The carrier will also supply drivers rain gear during the week.  For ...

Tractors commemorate Schneider’s founding

| September 09, 2010

San Bernardino, Calif., resident Harvey Robbins, shown in the photo, is one of 10 drivers hauling freight in Schneider’s new Freightliner tractors specially decorated for the carrier’s 75th anniversary celebration. The front of each truck is ...

CRST Van Expedited to change name

| September 07, 2010

CRST Van Expedited will be named CRST Expedited after Sept. 15, parent company CRST International announced. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based carrier's largest subsidiary, CRST Expedited is used for time-sensitive loads, high-value loads and loads that ...

Scan service added at six stops

| September 01, 2010

Six independent truck stops and travel centers are now offering Transflo Express scanning for truckers, Tampa, Fla.-based Pegasus Trans Tech announced. TRANSFLO Express is now available at more than 750 truck stops in the U.S. and Canada ...

Joplin 44 Petro expands services

| August 31, 2010

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Express opened at the Joplin 44 Petro near Interstate 44 off of Exit 4 in Joplin, Mo., as part of an expansion. The truck stop is planning to add a Blimpie sandwich ...

Greatwide revising health plan for owner-operators

| August 30, 2010

Greatwide will introduce an indemnity health care plan option for its 3,000 owner-operators, effective Dec. 1, said Rob Newell, vice president of capacity management. It will replace the optional PPO (preferred provider organization) medical insurance plan ...

Peterbilt ramps up training for new 12.9-liter MX

| August 28, 2010

Production of Paccar’s new 12.9-liter MX engine has begun at the new plant in Columbus, Miss.

CargoNet expands trucking service

| August 27, 2010

CargoNet is expanding its reach into trucking and is offering its data-sharing system of cargo theft information packages to owner-operators.

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