Industry briefs

Big G Express wins carrier award

| September 28, 2011

Big G Express won this year’s Carrier of the Year award given by Continental Mills, the food producer says. Outbound carriers leaving Continental Mills’ shipping locations were judged on their on-time delivery, tender acceptance ratio, events ...

Inland to open new Wyo. Store

| September 28, 2011

Inland Truck Parts will open a new store in Evansville, Wyo., Oct. 17, the retailer says. The store will be Inland’s first in Wyoming and will have on-staff technical experts who perform transmission and differential remanufacturing ...

Technician wins top skills award

| September 27, 2011

Jeffrey Schlecht, a technician for the Omaha Truck Center in Norfolk, Neb., won the highest honor at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2011 National Technician Skills Competition, Sept. 19-21 in Raleigh, N.C. Schlecht won prizes valued ...

Big G Express hosts referral contest

| September 27, 2011

Big G Express drivers can win a Kubota RTV, cash prizes and other rewards in a driver referral contest that runs through March 2010, the Shelbyville, Tenn., carrier said. Along with the grand prize of a ...

McLeod apps upgraded

| September 26, 2011

Rand McNally’s TruckPC and TND 760 Fleet Edition products are now available on McLeod’s LoadMaster Enterprise and Powerbroker Version 10.3 apps, the map maker announced. Data such as vehicle position, messaging between cab and dispatch, and ...

Goodyear launches interactive blog

| September 26, 2011

A new blog, the fleetHQ Ask The Tire Answer Man, features Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.'s Tim Miller in an answer and question format, the Akron, Ohio-based tire maker said. Miller is a veteran communications marketing ...

Route tracking service offered

| September 26, 2011

PC Miler 25, a new online route tracking service, calculates times of day and week in arrivals times required for transit users, says its maker ALK Technologies. Traffic speed data is included free of charge in ...

Kenworth wins environmental award

| September 22, 2011

Seattle-based Kenworth Truck Co. is one of 50 companies in Washington that Seattle Business magazine honored for reducing carbon emissions or improving the environment. The magazine's Green Washington Awards include recognition of companies, government agencies and ...

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