Industry briefs

Crete named most valuable military employer

| May 08, 2013

CivilianJobs.com recently named Crete Carrier Corporation its 2013 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military winner. According to Tonn Ostergard, president and CEO of the company, 30 percent of Crete Carrier employees have prior military experience. ...

Penske buys 500 Freightliners

| May 08, 2013

Penske Truck Rental announced this week the addition of 500 new Freightliner tractors to its commercial truck rental fleet, all featuring Eaton’s UltraShift Plus MHP automated transmissions. The transmission uses an electronic clutch actuator to ...

Highway Hero receives Carnegie Medal

| May 06, 2013

The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission recently awarded Michael Schiotis, a driver from Spring Hill, Tenn., the Carnegie Medal. Schiotis was the 2011 recipient of the Goodyear Highway Hero of the Year award. The Carnegie medal ...

Love’s opens new Texas stop

| May 06, 2013

Love’s Travel Stops recently opened a new location in Weimar, Texas, at Interstate 10, Exit 682. The location includes 88 truck parking spaces, a Wendy’s and Chester’s Chicken restaurants, Love’s Truck Tire Care center, five ...

Peterbilt names engine, medium-duty dealers of year

| May 06, 2013

Peterbilt Trucks recently named Rush Peterbilt Truck Center the 2012 Medium Duty Dealer of the Year and Valley Peterbilt the 2012 Paccar MX-13 Engine Dealer of the Year. Rush Peterbilt Truck Center, of Nashville, Tenn., ...

CRST acquires division of Allied Van Lines

| May 06, 2013

CRST International, Inc., recently acquired the Allied Special Products division of Allied Van Lines, based in Fort Wayne, Ind. The company specializes in moving high-value products including motorcycles, medical products and office equipment. The acquisition ...

Freight Exchange selected for Trucker Weight Loss Showdown

| May 06, 2013

Freight Exchange of North America (F/X) recently announced they were selected to participate in the third annual TCA Trucker’s Weight Loss Showdown. The showdown challenges employees at five national carriers to participate in the 10-week ...

IdleAir opens Dallas location

| May 06, 2013

IdleAir, TSE service provider, has opened a new location in Dallas, Texas. The facility is located at Flying J No. 726, Exit 472 off I-20. The company is offering free, limited service at this location ...

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