Industry Briefs

Detroit tour trailer to showcase Powertrain products

Detroit Diesel Corporation unveiled its new 2012 tour trailer, which is scheduled to visit dealerships and trade shows throughout the year. The trailer, pulled by the new 2014 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipped with an enhanced Detroit DD15 engine, showcases the complete line of Detroit products and includes interactive displays and videos. It highlights Detroit steer and tandem axles, as well as the new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission. The trailer also has several new informational videos and ...

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Detroit 2013 engines updated for GHG14 regs

Detroit Diesel Corporation announced new enhancements to its engine family for 2013. Engineered to meet federal Greenhouse Gas 2014 (GHG14) regulations, the updated Detroit family of heavy-duty engines combines engine, electronics and BlueTecemissions technology improvements. All Detroit heavy-duty engines feature the enhanced BlueTec emissions system. New components include a liquid-only DEF delivery system. Detriot’s 1-Box package with fewer parts is now universally-configured for all trucks, resulting in improved serviceability. Additional changes to every engine include enhanced DDEC ...

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ALK Technologies upgrades PC*MILER routing software

The ALK Technologies PC*MILER 26 routing, mileage and mapping software line now includes new interactive map features, Fastest Routing and RouteSync functionality for route compliance, as well as other features. PC*MILER 26 provides an increased ability to interact with the PC*MILER RouteMap for more effective route visualization and customization. The new Fastest Routing feature allows users to find the fastest route to the destination via historical and real-time traffic data. RouteSync is a new capability that ...

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USA Truck names May 2012 Driver of the Month

USA Truck has named Debra Iuvale as Driver of the Month for May 2012. Iuvale, who has driven with USA Truck for eight years and now serves as a trainer, was awarded a plaque to honor her achievement, 35,000 safety points and driver Communication Station recognition. Iuvale was nominated by Fleet Manager Melissa Miller, who said she is a trainer known for great student retention.

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Mack launches Complete Care preventive maintenance plan

Mack Trucks has launched the Mack Complete Care, a preventive maintenance and inspection plan that promotes compliance, safety and accountability, the company says. Complete Care customers can contact Mack OneCall, Mack’s around-the-clock customer support network, to schedule their next service. The Complete Care service plan is recognized nationwide and redeemable at any authorized U.S. and Canadian Mack dealer. Complete Care can be purchased with a new Mack truck or purchased separately within the first nine months after ...

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OnRamp trailer leasing program

OnRamp Transportation Services announced the launch of its trailer leasing program targeted to owner-operators and independent contractors. The program, a sister program to OnRamp’s tractor sub-lease program, is geared for those contractors who run for carriers that require or pay extra for driver-supplied trailer equipment. The program is designed to help approve those contractors and owner-operators who are in or have recently gone through the recruiting and contracting process with one of OnRamp’s approved carries. These ...

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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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