Industry briefs

Fitzgerald Increases production to meet demand

Overdrive Staff | October 23, 2013

Fitzgerald has increased its production of gilder kits to about 40 to 55 completed units per week to handle larger quantity orders.  With its new facility in Albany, Ky., Fitzgerald has increased its production capabilities, it ...

Inland opens service shop in Tulsa area

Overdrive Staff | October 22, 2013

Inland expanded its presence in the Tulsa area, opening a second location in addition to its 5454 South 108th East Avenue shop. The new location, formerly Midwest Diesel, is located at 300 North Hickory Avenue ...

Love’s opens stop in Eagleville, Mo.

Overdrive Staff | October 22, 2013

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new location in Eagleville, Mo., at 21022 State Hwy N. (I-35 at exit 106). Professional truck drivers will receive extra “My Love Rewards” loyalty points on fueling purchases at the new ...

Pilot Flying J Expands Network in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Overdrive Staff | October 22, 2013

Pilot Flying J has opened a new Flying J stop in Mt. Vernon, Ill. The new location is at 101 S 45 St. There are 200 parking spaces, eight showers, laundry facilities and a certified scale. The company ...

Mack to assemble heavy-duty drive axles at Hagerstown

Overdrive Staff | October 21, 2013

As part of a $30 million investment in its Hagerstown, Md. plant, Mack Trucks will begin assembling all Mack heavy-duty drive axles and machining all Mack carrier housings at the plant, the company said today. The plant ...

Kansas car show to add semi-trucks to Feb. event

| October 17, 2013

The 5th Annual Park City Chill, Kansas' largest indoor motorcycle/car/custom semi-truck show, will take place Feb. 28-March 2, 2014. The event will be located at the Kansas Pavilions in Park City. The 2014 show will be ...

Trucker Buddy names Outstanding Teacher

Overdrive Staff | October 09, 2013

Caroline Walradt, a second grade teacher at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, N.J., was named Trucker Buddy’s Outstanding Teacher following her nomination by K.C. Brau, a Trucker Buddy and driver for Crete ...

St. Chris fund getting $10k in grants

Overdrive Staff | October 04, 2013

TBS Factoring Service, LLC will provide $10,000 grant toward a trade school scholarship provided by the St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund exclusively for military veterans. The St. Christopher Fund (SCF) will accept applications for ...

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