Industry briefs

Iowa 80 adding parking

| September 28, 2012

Iowa 80 Truckstop is in the process of adding 110 more truck parking spaces.

New Louisiana service center

| September 28, 2012

Southeastern Freight Lines is opening a new service center in Lafayette, La. The Lafayette Service Center, located at 1038 Walker Road, will primarily service the Lafayette and Alexandria areas. The facility will employ 30 individuals, including ...

Penske awarded for service

| September 27, 2012

Penske Logistics has been given the 2011 Delphi Above & Beyond Award, one of its Pinnacle Family of Awards, for Penske’s distribution center management services.

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.

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