Industry briefs

IdleAir adds more than 100 spaces for summer

| July 03, 2012

IdleAir will soon be opening more than 100 additional spaces at 13 locations. The company provides drivers an alternative to idling their engines and APUs. IdleAir services include heating and A/C, 120 volt electricity, more ...

Saia acquires Georgia-based Robart Transportation

| July 03, 2012

Saia Inc. has acquired Robart Transportation Inc. and its subsidiary for $7.8 million, plus an earnout.

Southeastern receives Rheem LTL Carrier of the Year award

| July 02, 2012

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload transportation services provider, has been awarded the honor of LTL Carrier of the Year by Rheem Manufacturing Company's Water Heating Division for the third year in a row. Southeastern Freight ...

Peterbilt Legend tour dates announced

| July 02, 2012

Peterbilt Motors Company has announced the tour dates for the new Model 579’s “Legend Continues Tour.” Beginning this month and continuing through November, tour stops will take place at more than 40 Peterbilt dealer locations ...

DOT issues safety alert on transporting fireworks

| July 01, 2012

As the nation prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, the U.S. Department of Transportation is working on many fronts to help prevent unnecessary accidents and fatalities due to the unsafe transport of fireworks. Now through ...

Redesigned Averitt Express jobs website

| June 30, 2012

Averitt Express has launched a redesigned website to help match job-seekers find open positions at the transportation provider. Job candidates can use the online application to get the process underway immediately. The website also serves as ...

Four more truck stops get electrification

| June 30, 2012

Plug-in-power stations have been installed at four truck stops: Southern Pride Truck Plaza at Exit 16 on I-24 at Paducah, Ky.; Big Easy Travel Plaza at Exit 239 on I-10 in New Orleans.; The Tennessean ...

EQUINOX donates to TCA’s Industry Image Awareness campaign

| June 29, 2012

EQUINOX Owner-Operator Solutions will help fund the Truckload Carriers Association’s Industry Image Awareness campaign by donating $25 to the campaign for each new driver that elects to enroll in EQUINOX’s bookkeeping, tax or consulting services. ...

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