Industry briefs

Volvo backs America’s Road Team

| October 17, 2011

The Volvo VN 780 donated in January will continue to be used for the American Trucking Associations’ America’s Road Team highway safety campaign, the truck maker announced. The tractor features Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology by Bendix ...

Mack sponsors safety campaign

| October 17, 2011

Mack Trucks, Inc., donated a new Mack Pinnacle axle-back tractor to safety outreach program Share the Road. The SmartWay-certified tractor is equipped with a Mac mDrive automated manual transmission and a 13-liter 505-hp Mack MP8 engine ...

Ailing driver gets emergency help

| October 14, 2011

An IdleAir employee helped resuscitate a trucker with CPR after he collapsed at a Jackson, Ga., truck stop, IdleAir spokesman Jeffrey Maurer said. While two other drivers assisted the trucker, the employee, identified only as Amanda, ...

CVSA to conduct inspections

| October 14, 2011

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will conduct roadside inspections Oct. 16-22 as part of its Operation Safe Driver campaign to increase traffic safety awareness, seat belt enforcement and driver regulatory compliance. The inspections will be held ...

Volvo Group leads 13-liter sales

| October 12, 2011

For the first time, 13-liter engines have become the number one choice of U.S. Class 8 truck customers.

England unveils LNG fleet

| October 12, 2011

A new fleet of liquefied natural gas tractors will be used in Ontario, Canada, C. R. England announced of its dedicated division there. The tractors and trailers were present for inspection when the announcement and ribbon-cutting ...

Prime driver wins triathlon award

| October 12, 2011

Siphiwe Baleka, a driver for Prime, Inc., won the male 40-44 division of the Powerman Muncie Sprint Triathlon Saturday, Oct. 1, with a time of 1:09:32. The contest includes separate stints in swimming, biking and ...

Trucker Buddy honors teacher

| October 10, 2011

Kristen Belcher, a teacher at Kaufman Elementary School in Spring, Texas, is June’s Teacher of the Month for nonprofit outreach Trucker Buddy International. Belcher’s third-grade class is paired with Titan Express driver Russell James, who shares ...

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