Industry briefs

Truck exhibit hall expanding

| September 16, 2011

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum's exhibit hall is expanding by 21, 600 square feet to display more than 60 trucks, museum curator Dave Meier said. Part of the Iowa 80 Truckstop based in Walcott, Iowa, the exhibit ...

Love’s opens Bennett, Colo., stop

| September 15, 2011

A Love’s Travel Stop opened at Interstate 70, off Exit 304, in Bennett, Colo. Chester’s Chicken and McDonald’s restaurants operate at the truck stop, which also has 90 truck parking spaces, DEF dispensers at the diesel ...

Bridgestone raises tire prices

| September 13, 2011

Starting today, Bridgestone and Firestone truck and bus radial tires are increasing in price by up to 8 percent in the United States and Canada, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions says. The price of over-the-road tread rubber and ...

Hendrickson supports US troops

| September 13, 2011

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems is teaming up with Operation Support Our Troops America to provide comfort and education to military service personnel and their families, the parts manufacturer says. The outreach sends care packages and ...

Yokohama increases tire prices

| September 12, 2011

Effective Oct. 1, Yokohama will increase its light and medium commercial truck tire prices by up to 8 percent, the manufacturer says. The tire maker says there will also be in-line adjustments that will be announced ...

Truck Centers to give away GPS

| September 12, 2011

Drivers can win a Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND 500 Model Trucker GPS from Truck Centers, Inc. during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 11-18. Participants can enter at Truck Center dealers, a Daimler Truck of North ...

X One tires add value to used trucks

| September 07, 2011

Michelin’s X One wide single truck tires add $1,250 of value to a used truck, according to Truck Blue Book. The tires are recognized to be fuel efficient with 4- to 10-percent fuel savings and ...

Transflo Express services available

| September 07, 2011

Transflo Express scanning is now available at three Pilot Flying J truck stops along Interstate 95 between Maryland and South Carolina, service provider Pegasus TransTech announced. All named Patriot Farms Flying J, the stops are at ...

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