Industry briefs

Truck insurance app available

| July 25, 2011

The Insure My Truck app for getting truck insurance estimates is available for iPhone users, Progressive Insurance announced.  An android version of the app is in development. Get more details at iTunes.  

PACCAR Financial used truck center opens in Salt Lake City

| July 20, 2011

A third used truck center opened in Salt Lake City, PACCAR Financial announced. Others centers are located in Hickory Hills, Ill., and Spartanburg, S.C. At the grand opening, Jason Skoog, PFC’s director of operations said the ...

Interstate Distributor Co. updates tractor fleet

| July 19, 2011

Interstate Distributor Co. and McCoy Freightliner have entered into a multi-year agreement to replace IDC’s fleet of older tractors with 1,200 new Freightliner Cascadia tractors, the first of which will arrive in late August, the ...

Throngs celebrate at Walcott Jamboree

| July 19, 2011

Nearly 30,000 drivers and their families from 23 states and Canada joined festivities at last week’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop. For this year’s 32nd jamboree, visitors were entertained with ...

Prime honors drivers for safe mileage records

| July 18, 2011

Eight Prime Inc. drivers were honored recently for safe driving milestones. Thomas E. Hogan was presented a leather jacket and other awards for driving 2 million miles with no preventable accidents. Drivers who have driven 1 ...

Texas governor signs natural gas bills

| July 18, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed three bills at Peterbilt Motors Co.’s plant in Denton, Texas, that support the development of natural gas initiatives in Texas, the truck maker announced. Senator Jane Nelson, Commissioner Bryan Shaw ...

Navistar parts available on Amazon

| July 18, 2011

Navistar Parts is offering customers the option to order Partsmart truck and bus parts through Amazon.com, the truck maker announced. Shoppers can customize their shipping preferences, see product reviews and use different payment options including ...

Monitoring insurance service offered

| July 18, 2011

Internet Truckstop and Registry Monitoring Insurance Service starting July 18 are providing a joint tracking and insurance monitoring service to the transportation industry, the Internet-based freight matching service announced. Internet Truckstop is offering “CACCI,” a product ...

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