News

Industry briefs

Pilot offering free showers for fuel purchases

Pilot Flying J announced this week it is offering free daily showers to all drivers who pump more than 500 gallons of fuel in a month.

Read More

Webasto, USTDTS team for fuel efficiency curriculum in driving schools

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America announced a partnership with United States Truck Driving Training Schools to develop and deliver a curriculum to educate truck driving students about how to save money on fuel and better the environment with idle reduction technology. Webasto said that with the new partnership, the company will be a primary educational resource for truck driver awareness regarding fuel efficiency and environmental impact, reaching more than 1,000 new drivers each year. “Over the ...

Read More

European freight app would be great in U.S., too

At last week’s IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 event in Hanover, Germany, online freight platform TimoCom touted its free transport barometer for personal devices that U.S. owner-operators probably would love if they could get their hands on it. TimoCom, which labels itself as “a market leader among the freight and vehicle exchanges in Europe,” said the real-time app is designed to allow drivers across the pond to compare and find return loads immediately after unloading and promote ...

Read More

Mack to continue sponsorship of ATA’s Share the Road program

Mack Trucks announced Sept. 25 it would continue its sponsorship of the American Trucking Associations’ Share the Road program, marking the 13th consecutive year the truck and engine maker has sponsored the safety education program.

Read More

Navistar makes Tremec 10-speed transmission available for International ProStar

Navistar announced this week it will offer the Tremec 10-speed manual transmission in its International ProStar models equipped with the company’s 13-liter engine.

Read More

New O/O biz software

TruckLogics is the newest entrant into the mobile-capable owner-operator business software market, with dispatching, invoicing, maintenance and other expense tracking, IFTA reporting and other functionality.

Read More

Volvo launches used trucks program, online search tool

Volvo Trucks has launched its Volvo Premium Certified used trucks program and online Used Truck Search tool to help simplify finding fully inspected used Volvo models.

Read More

Optronics spotlights revamped website

Optronics International announced that its newly revamped website is now live with database-driven content updated on a real-time basis.

Read More

Impeltronics touts attractive tool

Drop a wrench into the engine again? Lose a nut in a hard-to-reach spot? Don't panic, because help is available from Impeltronics, which recently took a few moments to remind everyone about its LED Telescoping Magnetic Flashlight & Pick Up Tool designed for finding and retrieving objects in hard-to-reach areas. The magnets in both the head and tail end of the flashlight permit the recovery of magnetic objects weighing up to 8 pounds. Three bright LED ...

Read More

TCA names Brad Bentley its new president

The Truckload Carriers Association announced Sept. 18 it has selected Brad Bentley as its new president. Bentley will succeed Chris Burruss, who resigned as head of TCA in June for personal reasons. Bentley, who currently is the editorial director of Overdrive publisher Randall-Reilly’s recruiting division, will be moving from Alabama to the Washington, D.C., area, and will officially assume the position in mid-October. Bentley “has been active in TCA,” the group says, serving as the co-chair of ...

Read More