News

Industry briefs

Truck Stop Tour inks sponsor

When country recording artist and Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler hits the next stop on her 2014 Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour later this week at the Joplin, Mo., Petro, she will do so with a new official sponsor in Schneider National.

Read More

5 tire tips from Love’s before Roadcheck 2014

Love’s Truck Tire Care is offering the tips below on how to keep your wheels and tires in the best possible condition for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Roadcheck 2014, taking place this week. “Tires are among the highest expenses for fleets and owner-operators. Tires and wheels accounted for 10 percent of out-of-service violations during last year’s Roadcheck,” said Dan Jensen, director of tire sales and service for Love’s. “Our roadside assistance calls increase every year ...

Read More

Rock blasting to cause big delays on I-90 in Washington

The Washington Department of Transportation is warning drivers that closures on Interstate 90 due to rock blasting could add two hours to travel time in the eastbound lanes from mile markers 56 to 61.  The delays will occur May 27-May 30.  Click here to read WDOT's advisory and check what days will see what delays. 

Read More

TAT, WIT start program to combat human trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) and Women in Trucking (WIT) are looking for 25 women drivers to participate in a three-month pilot program handing out lip balm bearing a special message to girls and women who might be human trafficking victims. To harness this potential for female interaction, TAT and WIT are launching a three-month pilot to run from July 7-Sept. 30. If successful, the program has the potential to expand across the United States with an ...

Read More

Indiana, Alabama add Drivewyze bypass spots

Indiana and Alabama have added Drivewyze PreClear bypass service with the activation of the mobile-based weigh station bypass service at 10 new locations.  Drivewyze PreClear bypass service has gone live at nine locations in Indiana and one in Alabama. It also has been added to 12 more sites in Texas, bringing the total number of locations in the state to 18.  A map with all of the currently active weigh stations across the country is available on ...

Read More

Big G Express announces pay increases

Big G Express professional over-the-road drivers received an increase between 2 and 4 cents per mile (CPM) as a result of Big G’s new pay scale: 1-3 Years’ Experience: $0.36 CPM3-5 Years’ Experience: $0.38 CPM 5+ Years’ Experience $0.40 CPM Top Out Pay: $0.46 CPM Big G Express will continue to offer Blue Cross Blue Shield health, vision and dental insurance, paid vacations, holiday pay, free life insurance, 401k, half-cent-per-mile pay increases every 6 months and an ...

Read More

Sylectus holding ‘Driver Story’ Contest During National Transportation Week

Sylectus, a business unit of Omnitracs, announced the launch of its Driver Story contest. Open exclusively to current and retired drivers of carriers subscribing to Sylectus’ services, the contest invites drivers to submit their most compelling delivery stories for an opportunity to win a variety of prizes. Contest details are as follows: Start Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 End Date: Friday, June 6, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. EDT Categories (Winners selected for each category): Improving the Common Good: Helping ...

Read More

Peterbilt releases book commemorating 75th anniversary

Peterbilt’s limited-edition anniversary book, Peterbilt 75 Years of Class, is now available through the Peterbilt Store at www.peterbilt.com. Peterbilt 75 Years of Class takes a comprehensive look at the company’s past, present and future through more than 200 pages of narrative and photography. It is hardbound and printed on glossy stock. The book costs $59.95. See www.shoppeterbilt.com for more information. The book is also available through participating Peterbilt dealerships.

Read More

New Pilot opens in N.M.

  Pilot Flying J opened a new Pilot Travel Center today in Hobbs, N.M.    The Pilot Travel Center is the 8th location in New Mexico.   The new location at 3710 W. Carlsbad Highway offers the following amenities: Six diesel lanes and 10 gas lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling Three showers 46 truck parking spots CAT scale Subway Hot deli, handmade pizzas and soups Gourmet coffee and cappuccino selections Two ATMs, public laundry, Western Union, fax and a drivers' ...

Read More

Groendyke driver named tanker driver of the year

James Starr, professional driver of Groendyke Transport, Inc., is the recipient of the first National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) Professional Driver of the Year award.  Starr received the William A. Usher Sr. trophy, which was presented during NTTC’s 66th Annual Conference on April 28 in Las Vegas.  The award recognizes a tank truck driver who serves the industry with the most reliable and safe transportation of liquid and dry bulk commodities.  The eight finalists were chosen based ...

Read More