Industry briefs

Driver saves toddler

| November 01, 2012

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Rodney L. Smith of Plant City, Fla., its latest Highway Angel.

Navistar closing Texas plant

| October 31, 2012

As part of a cost-cutting measure, Navistar has announced it is closing its Garland, Texas, truck manufacturing facility to save roughly $25 to $35 million annually.

Love’s upgrades mobile app

| October 27, 2012

Love’s Travel Stops has added new features to its Love’s Connect mobile application for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smart phones.

Averitt driver named August Trucker Buddy

| October 26, 2012

Averitt Express driver Stuart Goldberg has been named the August Trucker Buddy of the Month by Jocelyn Murphy-Stout of Egg Harbor City Community School in Egg Harbor, N.J.

Con-way driver hits 3 million miles

| October 26, 2012

Con-way Truckload announced that one of its drivers has achieved 3 million miles of driving.

New $10K scholarship to be awarded to sidelined driver

| October 25, 2012

Drivers sidelined from trucking for medical reasons are asked to submit applications for the trade-school scholarship via the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund by Nov. 15.

TA announces Reserve-It parking

| October 24, 2012

TravelCenters of America has announced a new program that allows drivers to reserve a parking space at select TA and Petro locations in advance of arriving.

Prime drivers complete triathlon

| October 22, 2012

Seven Prime, Inc. drivers competed in the Revolution 3 Olympic distance triathlon relay and aquabike in Anderson, S.C.

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