Industry Briefs

Southeastern receives Rheem LTL Carrier of the Year award

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload transportation services provider, has been awarded the honor of LTL Carrier of the Year by Rheem Manufacturing Company's Water Heating Division for the third year in a row. Southeastern Freight Lines was evaluated on four metrics as established by Rheem: on-time performance, customer satisfaction, billing accuracy and freight claims. Southeastern’s quality in those categories earned them the 2011 award.

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Peterbilt Legend tour dates announced

Peterbilt Motors Company has announced the tour dates for the new Model 579’s “Legend Continues Tour.” Beginning this month and continuing through November, tour stops will take place at more than 40 Peterbilt dealer locations across the United States and Canada throughout the year. The “Legend Continues Tour” features an interactive 53-foot double-expandable trailer with approximately 1,000 square feet of display space. The climate controlled trailer includes kiosks and display properties that highlight the Model 579’s ...

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DOT issues safety alert on transporting fireworks

As the nation prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, the U.S. Department of Transportation is working on many fronts to help prevent unnecessary accidents and fatalities due to the unsafe transport of fireworks. Now through July 8, the department’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will conduct a nationwide roadside inspection sweep to ensure that commercial motor vehicles transporting fireworks categorized as Class 1 Explosives are operating in full compliance with federal and state safety ...

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Redesigned Averitt Express jobs website

Averitt Express has launched a redesigned website to help match job-seekers find open positions at the transportation provider. Job candidates can use the online application to get the process underway immediately. The website also serves as a “one-stop shop” for transportation professionals to learn about the company’s culture and competitive benefits package (which includes family medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage for as little as $44 a week). “Red Hot Jobs” lists the most recent employment ...

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Four more truck stops get electrification

Plug-in-power stations have been installed at four truck stops: Southern Pride Truck Plaza at Exit 16 on I-24 at Paducah, Ky.; Big Easy Travel Plaza at Exit 239 on I-10 in New Orleans.; The Tennessean Truck Stop at Exit 22 on I-65 in Cornersville, Tenn.; The I-40 Travel Center at Exit 35 on I-40 in Ozark, Ark. Each site has 24 truck parking spaces at which drivers can plug their vehicles into electrical connections. Plug-in pedestals ...

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EQUINOX donates to TCA’s Industry Image Awareness campaign

EQUINOX Owner-Operator Solutions will help fund the Truckload Carriers Association’s Industry Image Awareness campaign by donating $25 to the campaign for each new driver that elects to enroll in EQUINOX’s bookkeeping, tax or consulting services. The donation will be made in the name of the carrier through whom the new driver enrolls in EQUINOX services. The TCA campaign works to raise awareness about the trucking industry and promote a positive image. Events and campaigns such as ...

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Freightliner, Kenworth top J.D. Power study

The J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 Customer Satisfaction Study found Freightliner as the highest ranking heavy-duty truck manufacturer, followed by Volvo in second, and Peterbilt in third place in both the on-highway and vocational segments of the study. Kenworth boasts the highest ranking manufacturer in customer satisfaction with dealer service. The study, based on responses from 1,725 primary maintainers of one-model-year-old trucks, was done in April and May 2012. Freightliner and Volvo, both international manufacturers, earned satisfaction ...

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IdleAir opens new Texas location

IdleAir has announced the opening of its newest location at the Conoco in Baytown, Texas, at I-10 Exit 797. IdleAir is offering a Grand Opening special of only $1.25 plus tax per hour at the new location through June 30. IdleAir provides drivers an alternative to idling their engines and APUs. Their services include heating and A/C, 120 volt electricity, more than 60 channels of DirecTV, including the ESPN package, and basic Internet service. IdleAir is continuing ...

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Rand McNally integrates mobile communications with TMW Systems

Rand McNally announced its mobile communication systems are now certified and integrated with two applications from TMW Systems Inc. Fleets that use TMWSuite or TL2000 can pull data from Rand McNally’s TND 760 and TruckPC in-cab devices through their TMW products. The TMW-certified integration pulls critical data from Rand McNally’s in-cab systems via Rand McNally Connect software. The data provided by Rand McNally’s devices enable TMW products to deliver automated and standardized driver daily workflows, notify ...

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Bosselman Boss Shops opens facility in Waynesville, N.C.

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. has a new location in Waynesville, N.C. at I-40 & NC 209. The shop is adjacent to the Pilot Travel Plaza and is a part of the UNI-MAXX Truck Care network. The address is 3710 Crabtree Road, and phone number is 828-627-8343. Bosselman now has a total of 37 Boss Shops in 22 states. For a complete list of all Boss Shops locations, visit www.bosstruckshops.com.

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