Industry briefs

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.

Sprint teams with Paccar trucks

| January 17, 2011

Sprint’s Connected Transportation technology is designed to help companies solve complex challenges by reducing emissions and fuel costs.

Averitt driver wins truck in contest

| January 14, 2011

Averitt Express driver Marty Robbins was randomly selected as the winner of a 2010 Ford F-150 4x4 pickup truck, the grand prize in the carrier’s recent F-150 4x4 Fuel Duel. In addition, 20 other Averitt associates ...

HWC names driver of year

| January 14, 2011

HWC Transportation, a flatbed carrier headquartered in Fairless Hills, Pa., named its Driver of Year for 2010 and awarded a new truck to a driver at its annual safety meeting. The company presented George Dito, the ...

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