Industry briefs

Allstate Peterbilt opens N.D. location

| April 03, 2013

Allstate Peterbilt announced the opening of its parts-only location in Grand Forks, N.D. The location boasts a huge inventory of OEM and aftermarket parts for medium and heavy-duty trucks and trailers. Free local parts delivery ...

Volvo, Mack, Shell announce natural gas collaboration

| March 28, 2013

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks have announced partnerships with Shell to collaborate on activities supporting the use of liquefied natural gas as a fuel for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The agreement is global and non-exclusive, and ...

Pilot Flying J opens casual dining area

| March 28, 2013

Pilot Flying J announced its launch of a new fast and casual dining concept at select travel centers and plazas nationwide. The first opened this month in St. Marys, Ga. In addition to the travel ...

Schneider offering sign-on incentives

| March 28, 2013

Schneider National is now offering sign-on incentives to company driver and owner-operator teams who are hired or leased on before June 30, 2013. Experienced company team drivers will earn an $8,000 ($4,000 per driver) sign-on ...

Utility introduces new side skirt

| March 22, 2013

Utility Trailer introduced its 120A-4 advanced aerodynamic side skirt design at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The skirt is U.S. EPA SmartWay-verified to achieve greater than 5 percent fuel savings and can be used ...

Western Star hosting design contest

| March 21, 2013

Western Star Truck Sales launched “The Design Our Star Project” to build a Western Star show truck from the ground up with features determined by popular vote through social media channels. The completed truck will ...

Detroit launches Million Mile Club

| March 21, 2013

Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) introduced its Million Mile Club, a new ownership community that thanks long-time Detroit engine drivers for their loyalty, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. this week. The program was launched ...

CAT Scale app will simplify weighing for drivers

| March 21, 2013

CAT Scale has developed an Android app that will allow drivers to weigh their truck without leaving the cab. It will also allow paying for the transaction via PayPal and getting the weight displayed on ...

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