Industry briefs

Kentucky Trailer has grand opening of paint, decale division

| September 01, 2011

A paint and decale division of Kentucky Trailer is having its grand opening in a new 80,000-square-foot building, the Louisville, Ky.-based trailer maker announced. The facility for the new division, Kentucky Trailer Paint & Reconditioning, is ...

New fuel card program offered

| September 01, 2011

Wright Express launches OTR PRO fuel card.

Pilot Flying J to increase DEF network

| September 01, 2011

Pilot Flying J travel centers are expanding their number of Diesel Exhaust Fluid pump stations. The travel stops now offer 600 fuel lanes at 135 locations, and by May 1, 2012, expect to have 1800 ...

Transport America wins top award

| August 29, 2011

Transport America is the winner of the award for Top Truckload Dry Freight Provider in Logistics Management magazine’s 2011 Quest for Quality series. The award was given based on categories of performance, value, information technology, ...

Trucker Buddy unveils mobile utilities

| August 26, 2011

Pen-pal program Trucker Buddy announced that it teamed up with uFollowit (developer of the software in the TripPak Mobile service, among others) to develop a Trucker Buddy-branded smartphone application (for iPhone and Android) that allows ...

Chevron shows off new Delo truck

| August 26, 2011

Chevron unveiled its new Delo truck Thursday, a tractor-trailer with an expandable 48-ft. trailer containing 19 electronic displays that will acquaint potential customers with the company’s products and capabilities. Although of standard, legal width when traveling ...

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, ...

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