Industry briefs

Women in Trucking, NASCAR driver join to honor fallen vets

| August 05, 2014

Women in Trucking has announced it is teaming with NASCAR driver Jennifer Jo Cobb and her No. 10 Driven 2 Honor NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team in a fund raising effort to benefit Wreaths ...

Peterbilt opens Model 579 online configuration tool

| August 05, 2014

Peterbilt announced last week that truck buyers can now fully spec Model 579s with a new interactive configuration tool on peterbilt.com. Users can select sleeper options, interior trim packages, exterior color, axles, aerodynamic fairings, headlamps, bright ...

PrePass adds two Miss. weigh stations

| July 31, 2014

PrePass announced this week it has added two new Mississippi weigh stations to its station bypass list.  The stations are located on Interstate 55 about 20 miles south of Memphis, and the service is now available ...

CNBC series probes truck crashes

| July 30, 2014

A new "Collision course" mainstream investigative series on truck crashes debuts. Links to where to watch and comment here.

Mack opening new Texas dealership

| July 29, 2014

Mack Trucks this week announced it will open a new dealership in August in Cotulla, Texas. The 40,000-sq.-ft. Valley Truck Center facility will be located at 206 W FM 468, off Exit 67 on Interstate ...

Love’s adds CNG fueling at two locations

| July 29, 2014

Love’s Travel Stops announced this week it is adding fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling capabilities at two of its existing Oklahoma stops: one in Ardmore and one in Webbers Falls. Upon completion, Love’s says it will ...

‘Trucks are for girls!’

| July 28, 2014

In an effort to engage young women in the trucking industry, the Women in Trucking Association has teamed up with the Girl Scouts of the Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana region.

Maverick builds multi-million driver training facility

| July 28, 2014

Maverick Transportation last week, unveiled a new 13,000-sq.-ft. driver training facility that has multiple classrooms and five training bays.  The North Little Rock, Ark.-based company invested $4 million into the facility, which is capable of housing ...

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