Industry briefs

Rand McNally announces contest winner, map upgrade program

| August 26, 2011

GPS manufacturer Rand McNally named Edward Crumer, an owner-operator for Allied Van Lines, as its 2011 Navigator of the Year and recipient of $25,000, the company announced Friday. The company says Crumer was selected because of ...

New health-insurance offering for Con-way Truckload operators

| August 25, 2011

Owner-operators leased to Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload began receiving information over their Qualcomm units and in packets in the mail last week about a first-time offering from the company, the TrueChoices program. Under the program, ...

International Trucks launches Turn-In-Three lease program

| August 24, 2011

Fleet owners who want to lease with a company for peace of mind can do so with International Trucks’ Turn-In-Three program, the Navistar subsidiary says. The arrangement allows customers a fixed monthly payment over six ...

Total Quality Logistics updates mobile app

| August 24, 2011

A free app is available for iPhone and Android smartphones, Total Quality Logistics announced. The updated version of the TQL Freight Finder app was restructured based on user feedback. The app allows carriers to search for ...

Peterbilt displays alternative fuel vehicles

| August 23, 2011

Peterbilt Motors Co. hosted a meeting with America’s Natural Gas Alliance in Denton, Texas, to showcase some of the truck maker’s alternative fuel vehicles. Attendees had the opportunity to test drive some of the vehicles and ...

Snap Fitness, Pilot Flying J launch fitness program

| August 23, 2011

Ten gyms will open soon at Pilot Flying J travel centers in a partnership between Snap Fitness and Rolling Strong, the two fitness providers announced. The partnership will launch at the Aug. 25-27 Great American Trucking ...

Old Dominion increases base rates

| August 23, 2011

Base rates will increase by about 4.9 percent, effective Sept. 6, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. says. For more information, visit Old Dominion online.

Atlas helps with United Way effort

| August 22, 2011

For the second consecutive year, Atlas Van Lines joins United Way as a Pacesetter company in the organization’s annual campaign. Atlas held several events at its Evansville, Ind., headquarters to raise money for agencies supported ...

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