Industry briefs

Mack sponsors hot rod

| November 15, 2012

Mack Trucks announced it will sponsor Tasca Racing, a National Hot Rod Association Mello Yello Series race team based in Charlotte, N.C. As part of the three-year agreement, the company will supply three SmartWay-certified Mack ...

Pilot Flying J opens 650th store

| November 14, 2012

Pilot Flying J opened its 650th  North American location in October. The truck stop is a Pilot Travel Center in Von Ormy, Texas, on I-35 at Exit 140 and features eight diesel lanes and 16 gasoline lanes, ...

2013 Freightliner calendar available

| November 14, 2012

The 2013 company calendar is now available for order via the company's store site. The 2013 edition highlights both on-highway and vocational models, and the calendars cost $15 each. A new interactive component of the ...

Groups fight human trafficking

| November 14, 2012

Several Colorado organizations kicked off an education and awareness campaign focused on combating human trafficking of underage children who are being forced to engage in prostitution.

Trucker rescues sick motorist

| November 05, 2012

Pavel Kolacek, an owner-operator from High Ridge, Mo., has been named a TCA Highway Angel due to his quick thinking while on the road. Kolacek, who is leased to Artur Express of St. Louis, Mo., ...

Shorepower adds locations

| November 05, 2012

Shorepower Technologies has added electric plug-in power pedestals to 17 more truckstops.

2013 Kenworth calendar available

| November 02, 2012

The 2013 edition of the Kenworth calendar, featuring images of the truck maker's product line, is now available for purchase on shopkenworth.com. The six-page wall calendar is roughly 26 inches tall by 28 inches wide ...

Volvo takes on emissions

| November 02, 2012

Volvo has announced a plan to meet a target of reducing vehicle greenhouse gas emissions by 23 percent by 2017. The company wants to achieve this goal with Bin 4 aerodynamics, low-rolling resistance tires, a ...

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