Industry briefs

Mack Twin Y Air Suspension Wins 2013 Swedish Steel Prize

Overdrive Staff | November 26, 2013

The Mack Twin Y Air Suspension won the 2013 Swedish Steel Prize, an annual award recognizing the world’s most innovative design utilizing high-strength steel. The award was given by SSAB during an event Nov. 21 ...

Wabash rolls out 100,000th AeroSkirt

Overdrive Staff | November 26, 2013

Wabash Composites, a division of Wabash National Corporation, has produced its 100,000th DuraPlate AeroSkirt. Wabash National developed the DuraPlate AeroSkirt in 2009 to address customers’ needs for improved fuel economy. The solution improves fuel economy ...

Werner awarding safe drivers with new trucks

Overdrive Staff | November 26, 2013

Werner Enterprises recently introduced a three-tiered Million Mile Safe Driver Truck Program designed to recognize Werner drivers who have achieved safe driving milestones of 1, 2 or 3 million miles with new trucks and accessories. Werner’s ...

CRST Malone giving $4k owner-operator sign-on bonus

Overdrive Staff | November 05, 2013

CRST Malone Inc., a subsidiary of CRST International Inc., announced plans to quadruple sign-on bonuses for their owner-operator flatbed division. Previously capped at $1,000, the new incentive package boasts a bonus of $4,000 to be ...

Hill recognizes driver milestones

Overdrive Staff | November 05, 2013

Hill Brothers Transportation has recognized 34 company drivers and owner-operators who earned a Safe Driving Award for the second quarter of 2013. The award recipients include: Company Drivers Robert W. Felthauser Jr., of Omaha, NE, 1 ...

Mack cuts plant energy use

Overdrive Staff | November 05, 2013

Mack Trucks’ Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly facility has hired an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps fellow for the third consecutive year to look for ways to save energy and develop an energy efficiency ...

Love’s opens in Ritzville, Wash., stop

Overdrive Staff | November 05, 2013

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new location in Ritzville, Wash., on I-90, Exit 221, on Oct. 31. This location is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Ritzville Love’s offers 72 truck parking ...

C.R. England Awards Harley-Davidson in Fuel Efficiency Promotion

Overdrive Staff | October 28, 2013

C.R. England has awarded a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two to one of its company drivers for showing improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the third quarter of 2013. Farid Nakhla ...

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