Industry briefs

Fox Sports to re-air truck episode

Overdrive staff | January 19, 2012

Big rig innovators will be featured on the Fox Sports Network Motorhead Garage TV show at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 29 and at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31. The episode with hosts Sam Memmolo and Dave Bowman ...

Kenworth expands northeastern Indiana service

| January 18, 2012

A full-service Kenworth dealership has opened in Fremont, Ind., at 7267 North Baker St. The 12,800-square-foot facility is near the intersection of Interstate 69 and Interstates 80 and 90, which serve as Indiana East-West toll ...

Drivers get pay increase

| January 18, 2012

Driver pay increases are effective immediately, Omaha, Neb.-based Hill Brothers Transportation, Inc. announced. Company drivers will receive 2-cent raise per mile to base pay, which equals up to 41 cents per mile with bonuses. Company team ...

Power pedestals open along I-5

| January 17, 2012

Shorepower Technologies and Cascade Sierra Solutions are opening power pedestals at six truckstops and travel centers along the Interstate 5 corridor. Some have already opened, and the rest will begin offering the service later this year. ...

Free concert set for Saturday

| January 17, 2012

Terry Wooley will headline a free concert from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Midway Truck Stop, exit 121, off Interstate 70 near Columbia, Mo. Wooley will be on hand to ...

NATSO to distribute alerts for abducted children

| January 13, 2012

  The travel plaza industry plans to distribute information about missing children in truck stops nationally, the truck stop trade group NATSO Inc. said. The group will collaborate with the Amber Alert program to distribute its ...

Cascadia production to ramp up

| January 12, 2012

The Freightliner Truck plant in Cleveland, N.C., plans to add 1,100 jobs by year's end to make more Cascadias, Daimler Trucks North America announced. The majority of the positions will be filled with recalled ...

Mack’s Titan to make National Geographic TV debut

| January 12, 2012

A Mack Titan with a Mack MP10 engine will be featured on the National Geographic Channel's Ultimate Factories TV series at 8 p.m. EST this Saturday, the Greensboro, N.C.-based truck maker said. The hour-long episode will ...

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