Industry briefs

Reverse bid website launches

| June 03, 2010

A reverse bid website bringing together shippers and truckers opened recently, said Kirk Harris, president of  The website is the first service of its kind, the company says, and is designed to simplify the bid process. ...

Crete opens online store

| June 02, 2010

Crete Carrier Corp. launched an online store featuring apparel, accessories and gifts with insignia of its divisions, Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation, the Lincoln, Neb.-based carrier group announced. The online store includes driver discounts, ...

Ice Road Truckers new season to premiere June 6

| June 01, 2010

The fourth season of History’s “Ice Road Truckers” series will air its first episode Sunday, June 6 at 9 p.m. EDT, featuring returning drivers Hugh Rowland, Alex Debogorski, Lisa Kelly and Jack Jesse and two new drivers.

Crete raises starting driver pay

| May 28, 2010

Pay will increase 3 cents effective July 1 for starting long-haul drivers at Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation, Crete announced. Pay for new regional drivers will be raised 1 cent, the Lincoln, Neb.-based ...

Rush buys Lake City International

| May 27, 2010

San Antonio-based Rush Enterprises Inc. has purchased Lake City International for $38.7 million and is starting a new Navistar division, the truck dealership announced. The Lake City Companies operate dealerships in Utah, Idaho and Oregon offering ...

New Kenworth dealership opens in Heyburn, Idaho

| May 27, 2010

Kenworth Sales Co. has opened a parts and service facility in Heyburn, Idaho. The 13,800-square-foot facility is located about a mile southwest from Exit 211 on Interstate 84. The dealership’s 9,000-square-foot service department has eight bays ...

Work starts on I-15 in Utah

| May 26, 2010

Drivers should be alert to narrowed lanes and shoulders, reduced speeds and lane shifts along 24 miles of I-15 in Utah where construction has started, the Utah Department of Transportation announced. Work will go on ...

Kenworth dealership to open in Georgia June 1

| May 25, 2010

A 15,000-square foot Kenworth dealership is scheduled to open June 1 in Gainesville, Ga. The new dealership adds to ones in Mableton and McDonough, Ga., which are part of the Murphy-Hoffman Co. dealer network, the ...

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