Kenworth Truck Company has extended its rebate program with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association through 2004. Originally introduced two years ago, the program offers a $1,000 rebate to OOIDA members on qualifying purchases of new Kenworth trucks with 72-inch or larger sleepers. Buyers must show their OOIDA membership card to their Kenworth dealer at time of purchase.
Carolina Pacific, KAT and R&M Enterprises have joined in name, becoming Priority Refrigerated Services. Offices will remain based in Chesterton, Ind., and Gretna, Neb., while retaining existing SCAC codes. The transition to the new name will continue over the next several months as the re-signing of equipment and facilities helps to create the company’s identity.
International Truck and Engine Corporation has selected ArvinMeritor’s Commercial Vehicle Systems business group to supply front axles, rear axles, air brakes, and automatic slack adjusters as standard databook position for the International 9000i-Series tractors and International 5000i vehicles.
Trucker Buddy Sponsorship
Trucker Buddy International and the American Trucking Associations recently announced a partnership to bring even more positive exposure for the transportation industry. ATA has agreed to take over the hosting and maintenance of the Trucker Buddy website. This service will enable drivers and teachers to sign up and renew online, while providing information and other services with this technology.
If you enjoy cooking your own meals while away from home, Truckers News may spotlight your recipes in a special section of this magazine as well as in an upcoming cookbook. You must also be able to prepare the recipes using appliances and cooking utensils you can carry inside the cab of the truck. To be considered, send your recipes to Truckers News, c/o Jeff Mercurio, 3200 Rice Mine Road N.E., Tuscaloosa, AL 35406, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also go to www.truckersnews.com and use our online form to submit your recipes.
Michelin Americas Truck Tires announced that due to the continued escalation of raw material costs, it will increase its prices by an overall average of 5 percent on Michelin and BFGoodrich brand commercial truck tires sold in the U.S. replacement market. The increase will go into effect Jan. 1 for Michelin’s directly billed North American Fleet Accounts and Feb. 1 for the replacement dealer network.