Industry briefs

Internet Truckstop launches ITEX load board

Internet-based load board provider Internet Truckstop announced the launch of ITEX (Instant Messaging), designed to make it easier for customers to manage available freight and trucks by allowing instant access to business opportunities using a text message on the Internet Truckstop website. “We developed ITEX using feedback we heard from our members who want to communicate faster, book freight faster and find available trucks more effectively,” says Leigh Foxall, director of freight matching. “ITEX adds a ...

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CRST honors drivers for safety

Eleven drivers were recognized for driving at least 1 million accident-free miles, CRST Expedited, Inc. announced

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Surety bond program now available

Surety bonds are being offered as part of the ITS Financial Services Diamond Broker program.

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Tire prices to increase April 1

The price of all light and medium commercial truck tires will increase an average of 8 percent in the United States effective April 1, Yokohama Tire Corp. announced. The Fullerton, Calif.-based tire maker says that in-line adjustments will be announced later. For details, visit Yokohama Tire Corp.

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IdleAir offering free service Tuesdays in March

Free service from electric shore power provider IdleAir will be available at nine locations every Tuesday in March, the company announced

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Marten to increase driver pay

Marten Transport announced a driver pay increase of up to 4 cents per mile starting April 1.

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Wingfoot opens new care center

A truck care center has opened at Exit 6 along Interstate 95 at the Flying J in Kenly, N.C., Wingfoot Commercial Tire announced.

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Retiree donates new Kenworth truck

Man bought a new Kenworth T660 and donated it to the Lions Club in Washington State.

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Iowa80 releases new catalog

A new catalog featuring 450 new items is available, said truck accessory provider of the Walcott, Iowa-based Iowa 80 Group.

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June 5 antique truck show slated

The 21st annual Antique Truck Show will be June 5, 2011, at the Automatic Switch Company in Florham Park, N.J., the local chapter of the American Truck Historical Society announced.

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