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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 ...

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 ...

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