industry brief

June 5 antique truck show slated

| February 25, 2011

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.

Pilot opens new stop in California

| February 25, 2011

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

Fontaine giving away flatbed trailer

| February 22, 2011

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.

Joplin 44 opening set for May 20-21

| February 15, 2011

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, ...

Sweepstakes offers drivers prizes

| February 11, 2011

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 ...

Bridgestone Bandag announces price increase

| February 11, 2011

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 ...

American Central raises owner-operator pay

| February 10, 2011

Owner-oeprators and company drivers are eligible for a pay raise effective March 1, American Central Transport announced.

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