Industry briefs

Penske wins Kroger contract

| August 01, 2013

Penske Logistics has won the contract to operate and manage Kroger’s 600,000-square-foot refrigerated food distribution facility located in West Shelbyville, Indiana. Penske officially began operating the facility July 21 and has hired the 816 existing ...

App to find best diesel prices

| July 31, 2013

Wright Media, LLC, recently launched the Fuel Dawg app, part of the Trucker Grand Central Network of mobile products for the transportation industry. Fuel Dawg is designed to help owner-operators and trucking companies locate the ...

Sacramento promoting plug-in over idling

| July 31, 2013

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is working with drivers and truck stop operators to achieve a clean-air alternative to truck idling. SMUD has partnered with federal and state agencies to promote a big rig ...

New load profitability planner

| July 31, 2013

123Loadboard.com launched a load planning function that takes into consideration driving time, deadhead mileage, fuel and toll costs toward a goal of stringing together hauls for maximum profitability. The "Load Planner" reduces the time required to locate ...

’88 Pete named a P&P winner

| July 29, 2013

Joel Dawes and his 1988 Peterbilt 375 have been named the new Best of Show winner in the Working Bobtail category of Overdrive’s Pride & Polish held at the Fitzgerald Truck Show.

Fast-track CDL program for vets

| July 24, 2013

Prime Inc. recently launched the Military Fast Track Program in Fort Bragg, N.C., designed to help military personnel make a successful transition to the civilian labor market. The campaign is part of an incentive to ...

Schneider drops tractor prices

| July 23, 2013

Schneider National Inc. announced a reduction in price on more than 450 tractors available to owner-operators, small and medium fleets, farmers, oil field operators and dealers/exporters.

House passes Highway 41 bill

| July 22, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill introduced by Reps.Tom Petri (R-WI) and Reid Ribble (R-WI), to ensure that trucks currently using Highway 41 in Wisconsin will continue to be able to operate ...

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