Industry briefs

Pilot Flying J plaza opens, another nearly ready

| June 08, 2011

A travel plaza in Haines City, Fla., opened recently and another in Morgantown, W. Va., will open June 22, Pilot Flying J Travel Centers announced.  A company spokeswoman corrected an earlier announcement that the Morgantown facility had already ...

Con-way re-opens Phoenix orientation site

| June 07, 2011

Con-way Truckload has re-opened its sixth driver orientation site in Phoenix at the Premier Inns, the Joplin, Mo.-based carrier announced. Plans include hiring 30 to 50 experienced professional truck drivers from several Western states, including Arizona, ...

James selected as April Trucker Buddy of the Month

| June 06, 2011

Russ James, a driver for Titan Transfer, has been named Trucker Buddy of the Month for April, nonprofit outreach Trucker Buddy International announced. Kristen Belcher, a third grade teacher at Kaufman Elementary School in Spring, Texas, ...

J.S. Helwig & Son ups driver pay

| June 03, 2011

J.S. Helwig & Son LLC drivers received a pay increase starting June 1, James Helwig, the carrier's president and CEO announced. Drivers being paid 32 cents to 35 cents will now receive 37 cents to 39 ...

XTRA Lease to re-open in Birmingham

| June 03, 2011

XTRA Lease will re-open its Birmingham, Ala., location Monday, June 6, the company announced.   The trailer rental and lease provider had extensive damages and lost more than 50 trailers nearly six weeks ago due to the ...

Hebe to address truck conference

| June 02, 2011

Navistar executive will appear Aug. 25 during the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas.

Con-way wins CTA safety award

| June 02, 2011

Con-way Freight won the California Trucking Association's best safety program award for companies with more than $10 million gross revenue, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based carrier announced. The less-than-truckload carrier also won two first-place safety awards in ...

Volvo to assemble I-Shift in Hagerstown, Md.

| June 01, 2011

The I-Shift automated manual transmission will be assembled at the Hagerstown, Md., powertrain plant, Volvo Trucks North America announced.  Production is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2012.   The truck maker’s $7 million investment ...

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