Industry briefs

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 ...

Route tracking service offered

| September 26, 2011

PC Miler 25, a new online route tracking service, calculates times of day and week in arrivals times required for transit users, says its maker ALK Technologies. Traffic speed data is included free of charge in ...

Kenworth wins environmental award

| September 22, 2011

Seattle-based Kenworth Truck Co. is one of 50 companies in Washington that Seattle Business magazine honored for reducing carbon emissions or improving the environment. The magazine's Green Washington Awards include recognition of companies, government agencies and ...

Love’s opens Washington stop

| September 22, 2011

Drivers will earn double “I Love Rewards” loyalty points on all purchases made through Sept. 22 at the new travel stop in Napavine, Wash., on I-5, exit 72, Love’s Travel Stop says. The new stop includes ...

Goodyear starts truck care network

| September 22, 2011

Drivers can access locations for on-highway truck and commercial tire service on a new website, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. says. The Uni-Maxx Truck Care website is part of a network that connects drivers ...

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