Industry briefs

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 ...

The Pantry’s Kangaroo Express Joins Comdata to Extend Reach of Fuel

Overdrive Staff | October 04, 2013

Comdata has announced it is expanding its Comdata Fuel Consortium (CFC) network by more than 5,000 locations through an agreement with The Pantry. Developed in 2008, the CFC is a nationwide network of 30,000 retail ...

Paper Transport adds 20 KW natural gas trucks

Overdrive Staff | October 04, 2013

Paper Transport has added 20 natural gas-powered Kenworth T660s to its regional fleet and started using the trucks this month. Paper Transport began testing two Kenworth natural gas trucks in 2012, and this spring the ...

Mack adds dealer locations

Overdrive Staff | September 25, 2013

Mack Leasing System recently added 11 member dealer location in the U.S. and Canada. Mack Leasing members provide full-service leasing, short- or long-term rental and service contract customers. New locations are listed below. RDO Truck Center ...

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