Industry briefs

SafeConnect to power reefer units at new GSF center

| December 02, 2014

Golden State Foods opened last month a distribution center that will serve about 450 McDonald’s in the Chicago area. In an initiative to make the facility more energy efficient, the facility equipped the center with ...

Schneider Finance touts easier online credit application

| November 28, 2014

Schneider Finance announced the creation of a one-stop online shop to help simplify business ownership for owner-operators. The revamped mobile-friendly SFITrucks.com website is designed for easy use and to offer a streamlined user experience, showcasing an ...

Southeastern relocates Arkansas service center

| November 28, 2014

Southeastern Freight Lines, a Lexington, S.C.-based less-than-truckload company, relocated its service center in Van Buren, Ark., near Fort Smith, in response to growing business in the region. The new facility employs more than 35 people and ...

Ryder introduces loyalty program for truck renters

| November 24, 2014

Ryder System recently announced it is instituting a new customer loyalty program for its rental customers, who will now earn points for renting trucks from the company. To participate, customers need to sign up at RyderRedZone.com. Participants ...

Con-way Freight driver Painter hits 3 million safe miles

| November 20, 2014

Con-way Freight, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based less-than-truckload company, announced that Larry Painter, a 30-year company veteran, became its sixth professional driver to achieve three million consecutive accident-free miles. Con-way Freight’s three-million-mile club also includes previous honorees ...

Love’s opens new Wisc., Utah stops

| November 20, 2014

Love’s Travel Stops announced Nov. 20 it has opened two new stops, one in Salina, Utah, and one in Fond Du Lac, Wis.

Love’s opens new Miss. stop

| November 13, 2014

Love’s announced Nov. 13 it has opened a new stop in Columbus, Miss., at the intersection of U.S. Highway 82 and State Highway 50.

Western Star suspension option update

| November 12, 2014

Neway ADZ Series drive axle suspensions by SAF-Holland are available as an option for Western Star 4800, 4900 and 6900 models.

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