Industry briefs

DOT creates contest for bus travel safety app

| May 03, 2012

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched a contest that challenges student software developers to use the agency’s raw performance data on commercial bus companies to create new apps and ...

Driver posthumously named TCA Highway Angel

| May 02, 2012

The Truckload Carriers Association has learned of a professional truck driver who was killed while attempting to help an accident victim and has bestowed Highway Angel status upon the late Raul C. Perez ...

Kenworth reveals Kenworth T680 Road Tour schedule

| April 30, 2012

Kenworth Truck Company announced the initial tour stops for the Kenworth T680 Road Tour, which will visit 100 Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada throughout the year. The T680 tour opens Tuesday, ...

Kenworth “T680 Test Drive Contest”

| April 30, 2012

Kenworth Truck Company is holding a contest to let three prize winners test drive its new T680 truck. Winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Chillicothe, Ohio. There, they will get a tour ...

Covenant announces $10K annual Equity Bonus hazmat teams

| April 27, 2012

Covenant Transport announced a new Owner-Operator Hazmat Team Equity Bonus that will offer an extra $10,000 per year to hazmat owner-operator teams to help replace equipment. All owner-operator hazmat teams who run at least ...

C.R. England awards driver a Harley-Davidson

| April 27, 2012

C.R. England has awarded a Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 to company driver Devery Hope for showing improvement in Mile Per Gallon Average and Average Idle percentage for the first quarter 2012. Hope was selected as the ...

Internet Truckstop launches paid shipper rates

| April 26, 2012

Internet Truckstop has added paid shipper rates as part of its existing RateMate service. The feature includes 30, 60 and 90 days of paid shipper rate data provided by thousands of shippers over the last few ...

Canada freight index rises 10% after 12th consecutive increase

| April 26, 2012

According to the Canadian General Freight Index released Wednesday, April 25, the cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers increased 0.8 percent in February when compared with January. After the ...

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