industry brief

Custom Cascadia takes Ride of Pride

For the ninth consecutive year, employees at the Freightliner plant in Cleveland, N.C., have customized a Freightliner Cascadia to make a 400-mile ride to Washington, D.C., for Memorial Day.

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Decorated Volvos to ride for Memorial Day

Two Volvo trucks, a commemoratively-wrapped VNL 760 and an patriotically-adorned VHD pickup, will ride to Washington, D.C., for Memorial Day.

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Prime expands on-site medical facility for drivers

The carrier now has a full-service medical facility at its terminal in Springfield.

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SuperRigs show includes parade, live music, entry prizes

The Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest is scheduled for June 2-4 at the Kenly 95 Petro in Kenly, N.C.

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Parts distributor FleetPride acquires Midway Truck Parts

Truck and trailer parts distributor FleetPride bought Midway Truck Parts, the Woodlands, Texas-based company announced.

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Atlas Van Lines honors drivers

Nearly 3,000 van operators will participate in events this week as part of Atlas Van Lines’ BRAVO (Boosting Recognition of Atlas Van Operators) program.

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Eilen named NAST champ

Jonathan Eilen was named the winner of the National Association of Show Trucks Truck-Lite Trophy Series.

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ATD names KW T700 Commercial Truck of Year

The Kenworth T700 with the Paccar MX engine is the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year, the American Truck Dealers announced.

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Con-way donates antique tractor

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum received a 1983 Ford Model 8000 cabover tractor from Con-way Freight Tuesday.

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FleetPride acquires two Okla. companies

Aftermarket heavy-duty truck and trailer parts distributor FleetPride has acquired Cushing, Okla.,-based Cimarron Truck Parts and Muskogee, Okla.,-based Oklahoma Truck Supply, the company announced.

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