Industry Briefs

Levitt Pavilion to open new Mack Truck Stop concession stand

As a result of a partnership with multiple Lehigh Valley organizations, a Mack Titan attached to a concession stand now greets visitors to the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa., an arts and cultural center and the former site of Bethlehem Steel. Mack partnered with ArtsQuest, which manages the Levitt Pavilion, and the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) on the project. The Mack Truck Stop is scheduled to open Friday, June 22. Food for ...

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Pilot Flying J and T2T sponsor truckers in triathlon

Pilot Flying J is teaming up with Truckers to Triathletes (T2T) to help professional drivers maintain healthy lifestyles. Pilot Flying J is a 2012 sponsor of the Revolution 3 Triathlon series, which is July 8 in Portland, Ore. It will be sponsoring a group of five professional drivers: John Schneidewind, Steve Johnson, Bret Wright, Tom Struzan and Jason Stringer.  During the training period, Pilot Flying J and T2T will work together to develop health plans specific ...

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Iowa 80 Truckstop raises awareness on human trafficking

Iowa 80 Truckstop has joined forces with Truckers Against Trafficking to raise awareness about human trafficking among professional drivers and expand its employee training program with regard to this issue. Professional drivers are encouraged to pick up a TAT wallet card at Iowa 80 Truckstop, which provides red flags to look for if trafficking is suspected, specific information to note for law enforcement and the national hotline number to call with any tips. Iowa 80 Truckstop also ...

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Trucking team named April Trucker Buddies of the Month

A team of three drivers who are Trucker Buddies for a Del Prado Elementary School class in Boca Raton, Fla., have been named the April 2012 Trucker Buddies of the Month. Frank Silio, a driver/trainer with Covenant Transportation who drives in the South Florida region, invited Jill and David Studney, over-the-road drivers, to help him with Lenae Herman's elementary class. “In my 29 years of teaching, I have never seen the ...

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Mason City hosts truck show benefit for St. Jude Saturday

Mason City, Ill., is hosting the Convoy for Kids Truck Show on Saturday, June 16, as a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event will be held at the city's Memorial Park. It starts at 11 a.m. and will continue throughout the day indefinitely. Each vote for your favorite truck will cost a penny, and all proceeds go to St. Jude’s Hospital. In case of rain, the truck ...

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USA Truck names April Driver of the Month

USA Truck has named Dwyte B. Putman as its April 2012 Driver of the Month. Putman has been with USA Truck since July 2010. He was nominated for Driver of the Month by his fleet manager, Keith Coatney. "He is accident-free and is one of my top drivers,” Coatney says. “His on-time service is one of the best in the company." Putman will receive $250 cash, $100 in USA's company store credit, a ...

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DHL’s Standard Forwarding named Carrier of the Year

Standard Forwarding, a subsidiary of DHL Freight, was named Great Lakes/Midwest LTL Carrier of the Year for the fourth time in a row in Mastio & Company’s annual Value and Loyalty Benchmarking Study. The study surveys 2,000 shippers and identifies and quantifies the needs of LTL freight customers while comparing national, regional and local carriers. Standard Forwarding was selected as the winner based upon scores in 24 service attributes. ...

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Brown inducts 22 drivers into Safety Hall of Fame

Brown Trucking Company announced the induction of 22 drivers into its “Million Mile Safe Driving” Driver Safety Hall of Fame. The group was recognized for successfully driving more than a million consecutive miles accident-free, all with Brown Trucking and/or Brown’s acquired companies West Brothers Transportation Services and Schrader Trucking Company. It takes an individual driver at Brown an average of 12 to 15 years to drive a million miles, the company ...

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James Wesley to perform at Walcott Jamboree

Iowa 80 Truckstop has added a second concert, featuring James Wesley, slated to perform July 13 at 7 p.m. to its Walcott Truckers Jamboree. Wesley, whose uncle is a retired driver, has opened for country stars such as Ronnie Dunn and Taylor Swift. The concert, sponsored by CAT Scale Company, is part of a festival with over 200 exhibits.  Admission and parking are free, and events such as a Super Truck Beauty Contest, Antique Truck Display, ...

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uShip named Cars.com shipper

Popular website Cars.com has named uShip its exclusive shipping partner and provider. The online transportation marketplace gives Cars.com shoppers an instant shipping quote, as well as access to thousands of customer-reviewed auto-transport companies that competitively bid for business. Shoppers can link directly to the website’s shipping center to access the price quotes based on vehicle type and origin/destination zip codes and can choose between two formats on uShip, name your price or auction, to get the ...

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