Industry briefs

Kenworth’s Chillicothe plant celebrates 40 years

| April 02, 2014

Kenworth’s assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. The first Kenworth truck rolled off the Chillicothe assembly line in March 1974. Since that date, the employees at Kenworth’s largest plant have assembled more ...

Exaloy to distribute cargo control products and metal accessories

| March 28, 2014

A veteran of cargo control sales, Tom Haughs, has launched Exaloy, which specializes in cargo control and metal exterior accessories. The company is based in Indianapolis, Ind.

Schneider unveils new logo

Overdrive Staff | March 19, 2014

Schneider unveiled a new logo March 18. The logo has a more contemporary look, designed to accurately reflect the areas Schneider serves, the company says. The company’s previous logo was introduced in 1985. Over the years, ...

K&B Transportation Increases Pay

Overdrive Staff | March 19, 2014

K&B Transportation, a refrigerated carrier out of Sioux, City, Iowa, will raise pay for company drivers on its Midwest Regional and National fleets, effective April 28.  This raise in pay will boost company driver compensation ...

Pilot Flying J giving away prizes in Road Warrior campaign

| March 12, 2014

Pilot Flying J has kicked off Road Warrior, a new initiative aimed to celebrate and honor honoring professional drivers throughout North America. Anyone can nominate a Road Warrior, and drivers can nominate themselves. Road Warriors will ...

Crete raising pay 2c per mile for owner-ops, company drivers

| March 12, 2014

Crete Carrier Corp. announced March 12 that it would be raising pay 2 cents a mile for all national over-the-road drivers and owner-operators. The pay raise applies to drivers at Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation and will take effect April 1.

Cinnabon President to Address Women in Transportation

Overdrive Staff | March 06, 2014

Kat Cole, the 35-year-old president of Cinnabon, will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 annual conference of WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation. The conference will take place ...

Road Choice Truck Parts enters all-parts market

Overdrive Staff | March 05, 2014

Road Choice Truck Parts is a new brand entering the heavy-duty truck industry’s private label all-makes market. The brand offers growing line of parts, including air conditioning, air springs, air/electrical coils and accessories, brake chambers, ...

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