Industry briefs

Trucker Buddy names outstanding teacher

Overdrive Staff | January 31, 2014

Sharon Cunningham has been named Trucker Buddy International’s Outstanding Teacher following her nomination by her husband, Michael Cunningham, a driver for Walmart Transportation in Sanger, Texas. Sharon is the head special education teacher of Hayes ...

Con-way Truckload Recognizes Professional Driver for Reaching 4 Million Miles

Overdrive Staff | January 30, 2014

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., recognized independent contractor Jon Smith for surpassing 4 million miles of professional driving for the company.  Smith is the first independent contractor at Con-way ...

Super Service driver named Michigan’s driver of month

Overdrive Staff | January 30, 2014

Mark Clark, a driver for Super Service based in Grand Rapids, Mich., has been named the Michigan Trucking Association’s (MTA) February Driver of the Month in recognition of his safe driving practices. Clark will be recognized ...

C.R. England gives quarterly Harley to fuel-efficient driver

Overdrive Staff | January 30, 2014

C.R. England awarded a 2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 to Gerry Blake, one of its company drivers, for showing improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the fourth quarter 2013. This ...

New app from Double Coin

| January 29, 2014

Manufacturer Double Coin Tires and marketer CMA have launched a new smartphone application for iPhone and Android platforms. The free Double Coin Tires mobile application uses GPS (Global Positioning System) to enable the ability to search for ...

Kansas show rig registration open

| January 28, 2014

The Park City Chill event in Park City, Kan., bills itself as the "largest indoor motorcycle, car and custom semi-truck show" in Kansas -- it runs Feb. 28-March 2 at the Wichita-area Kansas Pavilion.

Love’s expands Fast-Fill CNG in Burbank, Ohio

Overdrive Staff | January 23, 2014

Love’s Travel Stops will introduce fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling capability for heavy-duty trucks at its travel stop located on Interstate 71, at Exit 204, in Burbank, Ohio. The Love’s Fast-Fill CNG station is ...

Mark Lampert retiring from Daimler

| January 23, 2014

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing, will retire March 31, 2014.

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