Industry briefs

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. ...

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 ...

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