Industry briefs

Illinois DOT suspends HOS rules for petroleum haulers

| February 02, 2011

Petroleum haulers are exempt from Illinois' hours of service regulations until 11:59 p.m. Feb. 7, or until bad weather has subsided, the Illinois Department of Transportation said Monday. The lift was declared due to increased ...

Utility donates $20,000 to United Way

| January 31, 2011

The 325 employees of Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s plant in Glad Springs, Va., raised and donated $20,000 to the United Way of Russell and Washington counties, Utility announced in January.

TA upgrades driver lounges

| January 28, 2011

TravelCenters of America announced driver lounges have been upgraded to feature 55-in. or larger flat-panel, high-definition televisions in all TA and Petro locations. Petro’s large movie room locations will also offer surround sound and DVD/VCR ...

Crete opens Indianapolis terminal

| January 24, 2011

National carrier Crete Carrier Corp. will open its new Indianapolis, Ind., terminal Jan. 28, the fleet announced. The terminal is built on six acres of fenced land, and the 30,000-square-ft. building has a shop with ...

Lubricant may help fuel economy

| January 21, 2011

Gordon Murray Design and Shell research teams have partnered to develop a lubricant to help increase fuel economy, potentially by more than 6 percent across multiple vehicle ranges, according to a report from Shell. The ...

U.S Xpress celebrates 25th anniversary

| January 21, 2011

U.S. Xpress executives are optimistic the trucking industry will gain momentum in the future despite hurdles.

U.S. Xpress orders 1,000 SmartWay certified trucks

| January 19, 2011

U.S. Xpress, based in Chattanooga, Tenn., has ordered 1,000 new Peterbilt 587s, the truck maker announced. Peterbilt’s new Model 587s have been certified as fuel-efficient by the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program. The 587 has ...

Cat to unveil truck at CONEXPO

| January 17, 2011

Caterpillar is holding an online sweepstakes featuring a trip to Vegas.

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