Industry briefs

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.

Freight index up 8.4 percent

| September 12, 2012

The index outpaced August 2011 volume by 8.4 percent, the sixth time in 2012 that volume has exceeded prior-year levels.

Volvo names new NA president

| September 10, 2012

Volvo Trucks today announced that effective Oct. 1, 2012, Göran Nyberg has been appointed president of North American Sales & Marketing.

Maverick initiatives honored

| September 06, 2012

IDG’s Computerworld named Maverick Transportation as a Best of Business Intelligence Editor’s Choice Awards honoree.

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