Industry briefs

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 ...

Love’s 300th store opens in TN

| July 22, 2013

Love’s Travel Stops' 300th store  in Lenoir City, Tenn., opening July 23. Love’s is holding a grand-opening event for its customers and the community, which will include appearances by FrontRow Motorsports NASCAR drivers No. 38 ...

Pilot opens Canton, Ohio stop

| July 22, 2013

Pilot Flying J has opened a Pilot Travel Center in Canton, Ohio, featuring full amenities for professional drivers. The company is also expanding to offer Flying J diesel fuel in Primm, Nev. Flying J diesel ...

Kansas driver honored

| July 19, 2013

Mark Goforth was recently named Ruan Transportation Management Systems’ 2012 Driver of the Year after being selected from a pool of more than 4,200 professional drivers. Goforth, who operates out of Ruan’s Topeka, Kan., terminal, ...

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