industry brief

Custom Cascadia takes Ride of Pride

| May 27, 2011

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.

Decorated Volvos to ride for Memorial Day

| May 27, 2011

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

Prime expands on-site medical facility for drivers

| May 24, 2011

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

SuperRigs show includes parade, live music, entry prizes

| May 12, 2011

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

Parts distributor FleetPride acquires Midway Truck Parts

| May 03, 2011

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

Atlas Van Lines honors drivers

| April 25, 2011

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.

Eilen named NAST champ

| April 25, 2011

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

ATD names KW T700 Commercial Truck of Year

| April 21, 2011

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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