Industry briefs

Pilot makes donation to TCA

| July 29, 2011

Pilot Flying J gave the Truckload Carriers Association a $10,000 donation to assist the organization with its trucking image campaign.

Internet Truckstop partners with ALK Technologies

| July 28, 2011

Internet Truckstop is providing routing, mileage and mapping software through ALK Technologies, the freight matching service announced. ALK Technologies’ PC Miler software will be available to members of Internet Truckstop, based in New Plymouth, Idaho. ALK ...

Boyd Bros. raises pay 1 cent

| July 26, 2011

A 1-cent pay raise for drivers  is in now in effect, Boyd Bros. Transportation announced. All drivers will now receive an additional 1 cent on every paid mile. In addition to the pay increase, the Clayton, Ala.-based ...

Top-listed Pilot Flying J reopens El Paso Texas, plaza

| July 25, 2011

A newly remodeled plaza center opened in El Paso, Texas, Pilot Flying J Travel Plazas said. The travel stop company was recently named to Nation’s Restaurant News' 2011 Top 100 list. The reopened plaza is located at 1301 ...

Navistar training facility opens

| July 25, 2011

A new Navistar product support facility opened in Woodridge, Ill., the Warrenville-based engine and International brand truck maker announced. The 70,000-square-foot facility houses an office area, three classrooms, a photo and video studio, computer lab, a tool ...

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 ...

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