Industry briefs

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. ...

Freightliner, Kenworth top J.D. Power study

| June 28, 2012

The J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 Customer Satisfaction Study found Freightliner as the highest ranking heavy-duty truck manufacturer, followed by Volvo in second, and Peterbilt in third place in both the on-highway and vocational segments ...

IdleAir opens new Texas location

| June 28, 2012

IdleAir has announced the opening of its newest location at the Conoco in Baytown, Texas, at I-10 Exit 797. IdleAir is offering a Grand Opening special of only $1.25 plus tax per hour at the ...

Rand McNally integrates mobile communications with TMW Systems

| June 28, 2012

Rand McNally announced its mobile communication systems are now certified and integrated with two applications from TMW Systems Inc. Fleets that use TMWSuite or TL2000 can pull data from Rand McNally’s TND 760 and TruckPC ...

Bosselman Boss Shops opens facility in Waynesville, N.C.

| June 27, 2012

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. has a new location in Waynesville, N.C. at I-40 & NC 209. The shop is adjacent to the Pilot Travel Plaza and is a part of the UNI-MAXX Truck Care ...

Detroit tour trailer to showcase Powertrain products

| June 27, 2012

Detroit Diesel Corporation unveiled its new 2012 tour trailer, which is scheduled to visit dealerships and trade shows throughout the year. The trailer, pulled by the new 2014 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipped with an enhanced Detroit ...

Detroit 2013 engines updated for GHG14 regs

| June 27, 2012

Detroit Diesel Corporation announced new enhancements to its engine family for 2013. Engineered to meet federal Greenhouse Gas 2014 (GHG14) regulations, the updated Detroit family of heavy-duty engines combines engine, electronics and BlueTecemissions technology improvements. All ...

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