Industry briefs

Detroit Diesel to honor truckers

| July 13, 2011

Truckers may tour the Detroit manufacturing plant, have lunch and get free merchandise as part of a driver appreciation promotion for the month of August, Detroit Diesel Corp. announced. CDL holders should sign up 48 hours ...

Transport Corp. raises pay

| July 08, 2011

Transport Corp. of America has raised owner-operator pay 2 cents per mile, bringing the pay to 93 cents per mile, the Eagan, Minn.-based carrier announced. Owner-operators with hazmat endorsement will receive an additional 2-cent increase, ...

IOWA80.com holds Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes

| July 07, 2011

Drivers can register for 25 prizes yet to be given away in IOWA80.com’s six-month Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes. The first round of winners has been selected and the second group of 25 more will be ...

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announces price increases

| July 05, 2011

The prices of Bridgestone and Firestone truck and bus tire products, Bandag brand retreads and related retreading materials have been increased starting immediately, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced. The prices of Bridgestone, Firestone and Continuum over-the-road ...

Marten institutes detention pay

| July 01, 2011

Drivers who arrive on time and are delayed by a shipper or receiver for more than two hours over the scheduled delivery time will be paid for the detention effective July 1, Marten Transport said. The ...

Allied and Shell team to aid Joplin tornado relief

| July 01, 2011

Shell Oil Co. and Allied Oil & Supply have teamed up to assist tornado relief efforts in Joplin, Mo. Shell donated 420 cases of Pennzoil Premium 2-Cycle Oil, which employees at Allied’s Joplin branch handed out ...

Kenworth opens dealership in Madison, Ala.

| July 01, 2011

Kenworth of Alabama and Mississippi has opened a new dealership in Madison, Ala. that offers truck drivers access to a full-service dealership off of Interstate 65 in Huntsville. The new 25,000 square-foot dealership offers 10 ...

Navistar donates step van for tornado relief

| June 30, 2011

Navistar International has donated a step van valued at $20,000 to the Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organizations, a catalyst for community development in areas of the Alabama Black Belt. The van donation is intended to ...

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