Industry briefs

Transtex touts latest trailer skirt

| October 03, 2014

Transtex Composite this week touted its news ezEdge three-panel modular trailer skirt was developed for aftermarket installation without requiring special tools. The skirt is engineered to save users up to 7.3 percent in fuel costs. For ...

Con-way Truckload beefs up tuition reimbursement program

| October 03, 2014

Con-way Truckload announced it is enhancing its tuition reimbursement program to help professional drivers entering the industry pay for school, effective immediately. The Joplin, Mo.-based company said the program will provide students currently attending or ...

Dana Spicer’s AdvanTek 40 available on Peterbilt heavy-duty models

| October 03, 2014

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced that Dana Spicer’s AdvanTek 40 tandem drive axle now is available for all of its heavy-duty truck models, including Models 587, 579, 567, 389, 384, 382, 367, 365, 348 and 320. ...

Envirolution provides fuel system cleaner update

| October 03, 2014

Envirolution recently took a few moments to update Overdrive on the company’s Diesel Fuel System Cleaning Equipment designed for light- to heavy-duty diesel fuel systems for enhanced fuel efficiency. The double-filtration system is engineered to interrupt ...

Pilot offering free showers for fuel purchases

| October 02, 2014

Pilot Flying J announced this week it is offering free daily showers to all drivers who pump more than 500 gallons of fuel in a month.

Webasto, USTDTS team for fuel efficiency curriculum in driving schools

| September 26, 2014

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America announced a partnership with United States Truck Driving Training Schools to develop and deliver a curriculum to educate truck driving students about how to save money on fuel and ...

European freight app would be great in U.S., too

| September 26, 2014

At last week’s IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 event in Hanover, Germany, online freight platform TimoCom touted its free transport barometer for personal devices that U.S. owner-operators probably would love if they could get their hands ...

Mack to continue sponsorship of ATA’s Share the Road program

| September 25, 2014

Mack Trucks announced Sept. 25 it would continue its sponsorship of the American Trucking Associations’ Share the Road program, marking the 13th consecutive year the truck and engine maker has sponsored the safety education program.

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