Industry briefs

Volvo Proven Tour schedule

| September 27, 2012

Volvo Trucks announced its Proven Tour, an interactive customer and dealer road tour showcasing fuel efficiency, driver productivity, safety and vehicle uptime, on Sept. 14.

Utility expands Virginia plant

| September 19, 2012

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is expanding its reefer manufacturing plant located in Marion, Va.

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.

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