Industry briefs

NASTC honors 2017 ‘America’s Best Drivers’

At this week's annual meeting of the National Association of Small Trucking Companies, 16 drivers for member companies were honored for accident-free performance throughout million-plus-mile careers.

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Bulldog Hiway Express offering its owner-ops ELDs

The fleet’s program also offers contracted owner-operators and small fleets benefits such as an interest-earning escrow account to cover truck maintenance, a discount fuel purchase program, legal prepaid services, EpicVue in-cab satellite TV and more.

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Apex Capital joins blockchain alliance

Founded just this year, the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance believes so-called "blockchain" technology, the network technology that underpins Bitcoin and generally offers greater transactional security and automation in the online world, is "one of the most significant developments for the industry" since the Internet itself.

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Iowa college using FMCSA grant to help military vets obtain CDLs

Des Moines Area Community College received the $88,460 grant through FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant program to help military veterans to obtain a CDL.

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Ryder partners with Geotab for rental-truck ELDs

With the launch of the ELD platform, Ryder is also offering rental customers to ability to choose between Ryder's solution or their own portable ELD equipment.

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Love’s opens new hotel in Washington state

The new hotel offers 75 rooms, an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour guest laundry and an outdoor grill and covered patio. Truckers can take advantage of a 20 percent discount by showing their CDL.

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Highway Transport named Dow Chemical’s Carrier of the Year

Dow presents the award to a carrier that has at least a 98 percent on-time delivery record, great safety performance, best customer service to Dow, competitive pricing and more.

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Midwest Pete group’s stand-out 2018 calendar available

Midwest Peterbilt Group's "Peterbilt Working Trucks of the Midwest" annual calendar this year adds to its shots of the dealer network's customers' working trucks some "truly vintage vehicles" from a shoot at the American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) convention.

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Western Star extends discount program for military veterans through 2018

The Western Star VetStar Military Appreciation Program, launched in 2017, offers U.S. military veterans up to a $2,000 match on a down payment on a new Western Star truck financed through DTF.

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I-20/59 in Birmingham to close overnight Friday

The Alabama Department of Transportation, weather permitting, plans to close all northbound lanes west of the I-20/59 interchange.

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