Industry briefs

Oregon adds chain rule

| October 30, 2009

In inclement weather, single-drive axle trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds gross weight or vehicles towing trailers will now be required to use chains in Oregon, the state’s Department of Transportation announced. Under this regulation, chains ...

Illinois state Route 50 closed at Cicero Avenue

| October 30, 2009

Illinois state Route 50 (Cicero Avenue) will be closed roughly one-quarter mile north of I-55 at 39th Street in Chicago at 6 a.m., Monday, Nov. 2, until noon, Sunday, Nov. 8. The Canadian National Railroad will ...

ACS’s TripPak promo to end Nov. 30

Deirdra Drinkard | October 30, 2009

The Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., TripPak promotional campaign that has awarded retail gift certificates to more than a dozen drivers continues through Nov. 30, the company announced. As part of the contest, a drawing for ...

Medium-duty Petes rank high

Deirdra Drinkard | October 30, 2009

Peterbilt ranks highest in customer satisfaction in conventional medium-duty trucks, according to a 2009 survey conducted by J.D. Power and Associates. The fleet has received the highest customer satisfaction rating in the medium-duty segment for ...

Danny Herman Trucking wins award

Deirdra Drinkard | October 30, 2009

Danny Herman Trucking received the 2009 Tennessee Trucking Association Clean Diesel Leadership Award. The honor was awarded to the fleet, based in Mountain City, Tenn., for its contribution to air quality through fuel savings strategies. Danny Herman ...

Share the Road delivers for troops

| October 30, 2009

  The national highway safety program Share the Road, in partnership with Operation Interdependence, is once again on the road to deliver leftover nonperishable items to make care packages for American armed forces serving overseas.The donated items were transported ...

Kenworth opens Lansing dealership

Deirdra Drinkard | October 30, 2009

Central Michigan Kenworth opened recently in Lansing near the intersection of South Cedar Street and East Jolly Road, about one-half mile north of U.S. Interstate 96.The new Kenworth dealership offers full-service and is a wholly-owned ...

Truck driver week started Nov. 1

| October 30, 2009

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2009 began Sunday, Nov. 1, and will run through Nov. 7 in celebration of the nation’s nearly 3.5 million professional truck drivers. The annual event was shifted from its summer date of ...

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