Industry briefs

Ryder introduces loyalty program for truck renters

| November 24, 2014

Ryder System recently announced it is instituting a new customer loyalty program for its rental customers, who will now earn points for renting trucks from the company. To participate, customers need to sign up at RyderRedZone.com. Participants ...

Love’s opens new Wisc., Utah stops

| November 20, 2014

Love’s Travel Stops announced Nov. 20 it has opened two new stops, one in Salina, Utah, and one in Fond Du Lac, Wis.

Con-way Freight driver Painter hits 3 million safe miles

| November 19, 2014

Con-way Freight, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based less-than-truckload company, announced that Larry Painter, a 30-year company veteran, became its sixth professional driver to achieve three million consecutive accident-free miles. Con-way Freight’s three-million-mile club also includes previous honorees ...

Love’s opens new Miss. stop

| November 13, 2014

Love’s announced Nov. 13 it has opened a new stop in Columbus, Miss., at the intersection of U.S. Highway 82 and State Highway 50.

Western Star suspension option update

| November 12, 2014

Neway ADZ Series drive axle suspensions by SAF-Holland are available as an option for Western Star 4800, 4900 and 6900 models.

Con-way Truckload to boost military vet hiring

| November 12, 2014

Con-way Truckload announced a partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and its trucking industry technology partner, Fastport, to increase its number of veteran hires throughout 2015. “Partnering with Fastport and ...

Bosch adds 74 new part numbers

| November 12, 2014

Robert Bosch, a supplier of automotive parts to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket, announced 74 new part number releases. The new part numbers include brake pads and rotors, wiper blade sets, starters, alternators, oxygen sensors ...

Cat Scale app available for iPhone, iPad

| November 07, 2014

Cat Scale Co. announced that its Weigh My Truck application now is available for iPhone and iPad. The app is designed to allow drivers to weigh their truck, pay for the transaction via PayPal and ...

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