Industry briefs

2014 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” Safety Belt Contest Winners Announced

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced first-grader Annie Yu from Edison, N.J., and third-grader Heather Li of Orlando, Fla., won top honors in the 2014 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest.  Foxx made the announcement at a ceremony this week. The annual contest is organized by DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership.  The artwork of the two winners and ten other talented students will be included in ...

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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.

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New Pilot opens in Texas

Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a new stop in Big Lake, Texas.

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Performance Truck opens TX KW dealership

Performance Truck opened a new full-service Kenworth location with six service bays on U.S. Highway 59 in Victoria, Texas. The new dealership is located on five acres at 4501 U.S. Highway 59 North, less than a mile from the intersection of U.S. Highways 59 and 87. The facility offers nearly 4,000 square-feet of parts display and storage and is stocked with Kenworth proprietary and TRP all-makes parts. The location also offers parts delivery. The dealership is open from ...

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Major antique truck convention held in Springfield,Mo., this month

The American Truck Historical Society's 2014 National Convention and Antique Truck Show will take place May 29-31 in Springfield, Mo., at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 per day for ages 16 and older; admission is free for ages 15 and younger accompanying a paying adult. The show is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Trucks of nearly every vintage and make ...

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International sells 500 LoneStars to Celadon

In what the company has said is its largest sale ever, Navistar announced it has sold 500 International LoneStar on-highway tractors to Celadon Trucking Services.

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Love’s opens CNG pump in Southwest

Love’s Travel Stops will introduce fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling capabilities for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for passenger vehicles at travel stops in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Williams, Arizona. The locations will be the first public-access travel stops along the 960-mile stretch of I-40 between Amarillo, Texas, and Barstow, California, to offer CNG. The announcement follows an agreement between Love’s and Kansas-based Seaboard Foods, an integrated food company with a refrigerated foods ...

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Love’s joins industry image campaign

Love's and newly minted industry image campaign Trucking Moves America Forward have joined in a partnership. This comes days after TMAF shared it had raised more than a $500,000 since its March launch. The partnership kicked off with the unveiling of a newly designed No. 38 Love's Travel Stops car featuring the TMAF logo at Talladega Superspeedway on May 4. The car is driven by David Gilliland, driving it for eight races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup ...

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Mack previews waste-haul cabover

At the WasteExpo show, which ended May 1 in Atlanta, Mack Trucks previewed the new LR series of low-entry cabover refuse trucks.

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Drivewyze bypass system adds 6 Texas spots

Drivewyze and the Texas Department of Public Safety announced that Texas has added Drivewyze PreClear bypass service to the state’s six busiest commercial vehicle weigh stations.  The six stations are: • Queen City Weigh Station on U.S. Highway 59 northbound (about 23 miles south of Texarkana near the Texas/Arkansas border); • Penwell weigh stations on U.S. Interstate 20 eastbound and westbound (near mile marker 103 and Odessa, about 50 miles southeast of the New Mexico/Texas border); • Devine weigh ...

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