Industry briefs

U.S. Xpress expands reefer service

| November 16, 2011

Coast-to-coast, reefer service expanded recently, Chattanooga, Tenn.-based U.S. Xpress Enterprises said. The fleet now operates 100 reefer trucks and expects to have 250 by the end of 2012. Primary service lanes are from California to the ...

Pilot buys Grand Forks, N.D. stop

| November 15, 2011

The recently purchased truck stop at 4401 S. 32nd Ave., in Grand Forks., N.D. will be remodeled by mid-January, Pilot Flying J says of its acquisition. The travel center will feature four fuel islands and eight ...

Truckers donate to soldiers

| November 15, 2011

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will sponsor the fifth Truckers for Troops campaign Dec. 5-9. The outreach organizes and sends care packages to soldiers in combat duty. Truckers who wish to participate can renew their OOIDA ...

Western Star releases 2012 calendar

| November 13, 2011

Each month’s original artwork pays homage to a different movie genre while incorporating various Western Star applications.

Love’s opens in Strafford, Mo., outreach slated

| November 11, 2011

Drivers are eligible for double so-called loyalty points on store cards through Dec. 10 at a new truck stop in Strafford, Mo., off Interstate 44, exit 88, Love's Travel Stops announced. The stop includes A Hardee’s ...

Pilot Flying J iPhone app launched

| November 11, 2011

One customer weekly will be given a $200 gas card for downloading the newly available iPhone app, My Pilot, Pilot Flying J said. An Android platform version of the app is expected to launch as early ...

Trucker Charity Inc. holds benefit

| November 10, 2011

Trucker Charity, Inc. is holding a raffle for an antique-style, all metal John Deere pedal car donated by Freedom Air Filters. The proceeds from the raffle will benefit needy trucking families. More details and nominations for ...

ITA offers OTR discount

| November 09, 2011

Idaho Trucking Association members are now eligible to get the OTR Pro Card at a discounted rate. ITA members will not be required to pay the usual monthly $4 fee. The card offers pre-negotiated fuel discounts, ...

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