Industry briefs

FDOT’S 511 traffic info on Twitter

| April 21, 2014

The Florida Department of Transportation’s toll-free traffic service, 511 Traveler Information System, is designed to keep people and goods moving safely through Florida. The service provides traffic information to drivers.   There ...

DriveAtlas offering $5k sign-on bonus for owner-ops

| April 21, 2014

DriveAtlas says it is hiring 200 new owner operators by year’s end. This hiring comes in response to a increases in shipment volume and household moving contracts, freight transportation and logistics services throughout 2014. In ...

Bridgestone releases Tire Advisor app

| April 17, 2014

Bridgestone introduced a mobile app designed to help fleets and dealers quickly access and compare information about Bridgestone brands. Called Tire Advisor, the app is a one-stop resource connecting users to a catalog offering multiple ...

Chevron announces Feb.’s million milers

| April 17, 2014

Chevron, maker of the Delo brand of engine oils, inducted eight drivers into the Chevron Delo sponsored Red Eye Radio Million Mile Club in February 2014.

Volvo opens new full-service dealer in N.M.

| April 17, 2014

Volvo Trucks has added Bruckner’s Truck Sales in Alburquerque, N.M. to its dealer network. The 7.5-acre full-service dealership is accessible from Interstate 40, just off the Unser Boulevard exit. The location has 18 truck bays staffed ...

Averitt ups pay

| April 17, 2014

Averitt Express has changed its pay packages for both veterans and new CDL holders looking to join the company. Averitt is increasing across-the-board pay for regional drivers and shortening the amount of time to reach ...

Major LTLs posting rates to uShip

| April 16, 2014

Three top national LTL carriers – Con-way, Old Dominion and YRC – have committed to publishing rates on offer to uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace, uShip reported.

WTS International names 2014 award winners

| April 14, 2014

WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, selected the winners of its annual recognition awards for 2014. Each of the five awards will be presented at an awards banquet on ...

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