Industry briefs

BumperStumper from Alliance

| August 28, 2013

Alliance Truck Parts' BumperStumper contest offers Alliance merchandise and prizes for guessing the make and model of a truck by a picture of its bumper only.

TCA offers online certification course with Truckers Against Trafficking

| August 27, 2013

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) earlier this year to help combat the illegal sale of human beings for sex in North America. Utilizing TCA resources in its ...

XL Specialized Trailers showcased hydraulic lowboy at GATS

| August 23, 2013

XL Specialized Trailers showcased its new custom hydraulic lowboy at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this week. The XL 110 Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck is a highly spec’d, 53 foot long, two axle unit ...

Freightliner announces roof fairing on Cascadia

| August 23, 2013

Freightliner Trucks announced this week at the Great American Trucking Show a new factory-installed roof fairing available as standard on Freightliner Cascadia Evolution 72-in. mid-roof XT models. They will be available as an option on the ...

Husky Tire unveils Wind Power Line at GATS

| August 23, 2013

Husky Tire unveiled its Wind Power line of tires at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this week. The company says Wind Power is a full range line of premium medium radial truck tires offering ...

Pilot opens two new stops

Overdrive Staff | August 19, 2013

Pilot Flying J will open two new truck stops — a Pilot Travel Center  in Oakwood, Ill. and a Flying J Travel Plaza in Vandalia, Ohio.  The Pilot Travel Center in Oakwood, Ill., is located off ...

Cummins rolls out 1.5 millionth Jamestown plant engine

Overdrive Staff | August 16, 2013

Cummins Inc. recently celebrated the production of the 1.5 millionth engine at its Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, N.Y. The JEP, established in 1974, is one of the top five heavy-duty diesel engine producers worldwide ...

Prime names Drivers of the Year

Overdrive Staff | August 16, 2013

Prime Inc. has announced its Contractors and Company Drivers of the Year. The carrier recognized nine contractors and company drivers for 2012.  In the Flatbed Division, the honor went to company driver Charles Plant of Duncan, ...

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