Industry briefs

Iowa 80 is ’8th Wonder’

| May 28, 2013

The Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, has been nominated by the Quad Cities Convention and Visitor’s Bureau as the 8th Wonder of the World in Virtual Tourist’s current online contest. Voting is open until September 30. ...

Lindsay Lawler to play at Walcott

| May 24, 2013

Iowa 80 Truckstop has announced Lindsay Lawler will perform at the 34th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree on July 11 at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by CAT Scale. Lawler is the spokesperson for trucking’s Highway ...

Love’s to donate $3 million to Oklahoma relief

| May 24, 2013

Love’s Travel Stops recently announced it will donate $3 million to support the immediate and long-term efforts in Oklahoma following the devastating tornados that impacted Moore, Shawnee and surrounding areas. The first $1 million will ...

IdleAir partners with St. Christopher

| May 20, 2013

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund has named IdleAir the newest silver sponsor and has partnered with the company to initiate a unique matching program. IdleAir customers earn Convoy Points by using IdleAir ...

Pilot opens fast casual dining spot

| May 20, 2013

Pilot Flying J recently opened a Flying J Travel Plaza in Cotulla, Texas, featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the second location of PJ Fresh Marketplace, the company’s fast casual dining concept. The first ...

Kenworth offering rental natural gas trucks

| May 20, 2013

Fleets operating along the I-84 and I-15 corridors from Las Vegas, Nev., to Utah, Idaho and Oregon can now rent Kenworth trucks fueled by LNG through a new rental program available from PacLease, Kenworth Sales ...

Crete named most valuable military employer

| May 08, 2013

CivilianJobs.com recently named Crete Carrier Corporation its 2013 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military winner. According to Tonn Ostergard, president and CEO of the company, 30 percent of Crete Carrier employees have prior military experience. ...

Penske buys 500 Freightliners

| May 08, 2013

Penske Truck Rental announced this week the addition of 500 new Freightliner tractors to its commercial truck rental fleet, all featuring Eaton’s UltraShift Plus MHP automated transmissions. The transmission uses an electronic clutch actuator to ...

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