industry brief

AMSOIL launches racing website

A new website dedicated to motorsports racing and event marketing, amsoilracing.com, is now ready for use.

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Internet Truckstop launches ITEX load board

Internet-based load board provider Internet Truckstop announced the launch of ITEX (Instant Messaging), designed to make it easier for customers to manage available freight and trucks by allowing instant access to business opportunities using a text message on the Internet Truckstop website. “We developed ITEX using feedback we heard from our members who want to communicate faster, book freight faster and find available trucks more effectively,” says Leigh Foxall, director of freight matching. “ITEX adds a ...

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CRST honors drivers for safety

Eleven drivers were recognized for driving at least 1 million accident-free miles, CRST Expedited, Inc. announced

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Iowa80 releases new catalog

A new catalog featuring 450 new items is available, said truck accessory provider Iowa80.com of the Walcott, Iowa-based Iowa 80 Group.

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June 5 antique truck show slated

The 21st annual Antique Truck Show will be June 5, 2011, at the Automatic Switch Company in Florham Park, N.J., the local chapter of the American Truck Historical Society announced.

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Pilot opens new stop in California

Pilot announced the opening of a travel center in Weed, Calif., off of Interstate 5 at exit 745.

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Fontaine giving away flatbed trailer

Fontaine Trailer will give away a new Revolution 52 aluminum flatbed trailer Labor Day weekend. The company’s new Revolution line consists of all-aluminum combination and dropdeck trailer models. To enter the giveaway, visit fontainetrailer.com.

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Joplin 44 opening set for May 20-21

Joplin 44 Petro in Joplin, Mo., will celebrate the grand opening of its Super Truck Showroom and remodeled truck stop May 20-21, the truck stop announced. The event will have exhibits, an antique truck show, a Super Truck Beauty contest, live entertainment, fireworks and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Petro added a 23,000-square-foot expansion and 15,000-square-foot showroom, which will house two customized trucks on turntable displays and truck accessories. A new Taco Bell and Blimpie opened, as ...

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Sweepstakes offers drivers prizes

Truckers can register to win prizes such lights, horns, fenders and other accessories in Iowa80.com's Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes. Fifty prizes will be given away, and drivers can register online at dreamsofchrome.com. The contest begins March 1 and ends Aug. 31. For the contest’s official rules or more information, visit dreamsofchrome.com.

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Bridgestone Bandag announces price increase

Truck and bus radial tire prices have increased 12 percent, Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions announced recently regarding both the Bridgestone and Firestone brands. Kurt Danielson, the tire maker's president, says the cost of raw materials and rising energy costs “have made a price increase of this level unavoidable.”

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