18-wheelers

A yellow butterfly flitters in her golden years

The 1974 Kenworth "Lady Butterfly," once featured as Overdrive's Tractor of the Month, is still pulling her weight and more.

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Loyalty card launched

Drivers can purchase a loyalty savings card through a new partnership between Boss Truck Shops, a subsidiary of Bosselman Inc., and Wingfoot Truck Care Centers, a subsidiary of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. The Maxxcare card rewards three points per dollar spent on preventive maintenance services and one point per dollar for other repairs at participating locations. Points can be redeemed for eligible products and service purchases at all participating locations.  Truckers can sign up online at ...

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May’s Trucker Buddy selected

Crete Carrier driver Dave Anderson has been named Trucker Buddy Driver of the Month for May, the nonprofit outreach Trucker Buddy International announced. He volunteers with Jenny Gubbels’ third-grade class at Woodland Park Elementary in Norfolk, Neb., as part of the nonprofit’s mission to promote the trucking industry and help students in scholastic achievement. Read more about Anderson's accomplishment at Trucker Buddy International.

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Detroit Diesel to honor truckers

Truckers may tour the Detroit manufacturing plant, have lunch and get free merchandise as part of a driver appreciation promotion for the month of August, Detroit Diesel Corp. announced. CDL holders should sign up 48 hours in advance and can register at Detroit Diesel. Detroit Diesel’s facility manufactures the DD13, DD15 and DD16 engines and recently won the 2011 Michigan Green Leader Award from the Detroit Free Press.

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