Industry briefs

First Peterbilt 579 delivered

| September 15, 2012

Peterbilt Motors Company announced the delivery of the first Model 579 to TMC Transportation of Des Moines, Iowa.

FleetPride acquires MI facility

| September 14, 2012

FleetPride, Inc., a heavy-duty truck and trailer parts retailer, has announced the acquisition of the assets of Great Lakes Truck & Trailer. The 15,300 square-foot facility is located in Westland, Mich., and marks FleetPride’s ninth ...

Rand McNally software updates

| September 14, 2012

Rand McNally updated its MileMaker and IntelliRoute software for truck-specific routing, mileages and mapping.

New Love’s in Virginia

| September 14, 2012

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new location in South Hill, Va., at Interstate 85, Exit 15.

TCA: Reduce smoking

| September 13, 2012

As part of this year's National Truck Driver Appreciation & Wellness Week, the Truckload Carriers Association has designated Sept. 20 as “Ditch the Pack” day.

TCA holds Wellness Week

| September 13, 2012

TCA and state trucking associations will host health fairs and "celebrity walks" during National Truck Driver Appreciation & Wellness Week at 12 TA/Petro locations across the United States from 3 to 8 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Great Dane plant’s first trailer

| September 13, 2012

Great Dane's Statesboro, Ga., refrigerated trailer plant sent its first customer trailer to Rowland Transportation of Dade City, Fla.

Ryder technician wins SuperTech

Lucas Deal | September 13, 2012

Christopher Barnett of Ryder Systems was named grand champion of the eighth annual TMC SuperTech competition Wednesday, Sept. 12 in Pittsburgh.

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