Industry briefs

Prime hosts driver picnic

| September 29, 2011

Prime Inc., held company picnics for drivers and their families Sept. 3 in Springfield, Mo., Pittston, Pa., and Salt Lake City. The picnics included inflatable games and water slides, face painting and various casino-style games. The ...

Delo announces boat sweepstakes

| September 29, 2011

From now until Dec. 2, participants can register to win the grand prize of a fully-equipped 2011 ZX190 Skeeter bass boat from Delo, the Chevron subsidiary says. Delo, the maker of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants ...

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 ...

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