Industry briefs

Leland Martin to sing at 16th annual Truckers Jamboree

| April 02, 2012

Country music singer Leland Martin will perform at a 7 p.m. concert May 18 as part of the 16th Annual Joplin Truckers Jamboree, said event coordinator Joel Hamilton. To be at the Joplin 44 Petro, off ...

Trucker buddies honored

| March 30, 2012

Twelve drivers were recognized for outstanding volunteer work with elementary-school students at the recent trucking trade show in Louisville, Ky., Trucker Buddy International announced. The 2011 Trucker Buddies of the Month honored are Dave Anderson, Crete ...

Gambrell named Prime’s 2011 Instructor of the Year

| March 30, 2012

Jerry Gambrell was named Instructor of the Year for 2011, Springfield, Mo.-based Prime Inc. announced. Gambrell has worked for the carrier for two years, during which he has won several awards for best pre-trip inspections. Visit Prime ...

Love’s stop opens in Comfort, Texas

| March 29, 2012

A new travel center has opened in Comfort, Texas, off Interstate 10 at exit 523, Love's Travel Stops announced. Drivers will receive double points on purchases made with store cards at the stop through April 29. The ...

Safe driver wins custom motorcycle

| March 28, 2012

Steve Wright, owner-operator leased to LHT, won a 2012 Polaris Victory Jackpot motorcycle in the Long Haul Trucking safety contest. Second- and third-place prizes of $1,000 and $500 were given to the respective winners.

Lucas Oil founder’s early days

| March 28, 2012

Forrest Lucas said he bought his first truck when he was 21, and he and his wife eventually expanded to 14 trucks.

Heartland wins carrier award

| March 27, 2012

Heartland Express Inc., based in North Liberty, Iowa, has been named the 2011 Winegard Truckload Carrier of the Year, the Burlington, Iowa-based antenna maker said. The award is the first such honor from the antenna maker ...

Filter manufacturer named leader in national market

| March 26, 2012

Baldwin has been named a leader in filtration marketing in a recent report published by Frost and Sullivan, which included an analysis of the Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket 2012. Part of the Clarcor network, the filter maker ...

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