Industry briefs

Love’s opens new Texas location

| June 19, 2013

Love’s Travel Stops announced this week it opened a new stop in Deer Park, Texas, at Highway 225 and Independence Parkway. The location features 70 truck parking spaces, McDonald’s and Chester’s Chicken restaurants, and a tire ...

Old Dominion raises rates

| June 17, 2013

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., recently announced a modest increase to its base rates, to be effective July 1. The exact increase may differ for customers based on a number of variables, including lanes utilized ...

Severe congestion, delays expected on NJ’s Route 22

| June 12, 2013

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission will start a major rehabilitation project on the Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge, which carries U.S. Route 22 across the Delaware River between Easton, Pa. and Phillipsburg, N.J., on Monday, ...

Women in Trucking goes to the White House

| June 12, 2013

The Women in Trucking Association president and CEO, Ellen Voie, attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the Equal Pay Act, signed by President John Kennedy in 1963, in the East Wing of the White House ...

Wabco announces winner of sweepstakes

| June 12, 2013

Wabco recently named Gloria Merritt, of Merritt Transport, the winner of the company’s ESCsmart “Drive-it-Away” Sweepstakes. Merritt will have the opportunity to drive a 600-hp NASCAR stock car while participating in the King’s Experience with ...

Lowe’s honors Southeastern Freight Lines

| June 05, 2013

Lowe’s recently named Southeastern Freight Lines its Platinum Carrier of the Year, the highest award designation possible for the home improvement retailer. Southeastern is the only less-than-truckload carrier to receive this award in consecutive years. ...

Ruan names drivers of year

| June 05, 2013

Ruan Transportation Management recently named its 2012 Drivers of the Year—totaling 14 out of the 4,200 professional drivers in the company. The drivers were named based on their length of service, safety and driving records, ...

Pilot opens new Texas stop

| June 05, 2013

Pilot Flying J recently expanded to a location in Canton, Texas, off Interstate 20 at exit 553. The travel center offers five diesel lanes with DEF at the pump and eight gasoline lanes, Hot Skillet ...

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