Industry briefs

Veteran driving team takes home NAST trophy

| April 25, 2012

Forty-year trucking vets Harvey and Karen Zander’s 2003 International Model 9001x has been named the winner of the 2011 NAST Truck-Lite Trophy. The truck, which they’ve named Icy Blue 2, features 322 Truck-Lite LED lights and ...

TWT Refrigerated boosts owner-operator pay

| April 24, 2012

Spokane, Wash.-based TWT Refrigerated Services announced its increasing its owner-operator pay package to $1 per mile.

Three Midwest truckstops add Shorepower

| April 23, 2012

Shorepower Technologies has added its services, which lets drivers plug in to grid power instead of idling, to three truckstops: Sapp Bros Travel Center, at Exit 440 on Interstate 80 in Omaha, Neb.; Broadway Flying J, at Exit 144 on Interstate 35 in Williams, Iowa; and Shoemaker’s Shell Travel Center, at Exit 395 on I-80 in Lincoln, Neb.

Barry Asmus to speak at Great West fleet conference

| April 23, 2012

Barry Asmus, senior economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis,

Trucker outreach starts safety program

| April 20, 2012

Trucker Buddy International recently launched a mentoring program aimed at teaching high school students how to safely maneuver around big rigs. The program matches drivers with a high school  near their region or on a route ...

New online load board

| April 19, 2012

Lane Trader, a new online load board, says it “ the guesswork out of freight matching.” It charges 1 percent of a matched load and has a simple pricing structure, the company says. ...

Detroit Diesel launches new website

| April 19, 2012

Detroit Diesel Corp. has launched a new website, which features a wide range of product information, customer support tools, and enhanced navigation. The website also showcases all Detroit heavy-duty engines and axles and includes recommendations and ...

IdleAir service starts in San Simon, Ariz.

| April 18, 2012

A new IdleAir location, in San Simon, Ariz., is offering free, limited service through April 30, 2012, as part of the grand opening off Interstate 10 at exit 378.  Premium service is available for $1.25 ...

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