Industry briefs

Alliance starts fantasy race league

| February 09, 2012

Truckers can enter weekly challenges to predict top 10 finishers in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series with a possibility of wining $100,000 for perfect predictions, Alliance Truck Parts announced. The fantasy racing league contest is one of several ...

Ryder introduces smartphone app

| February 08, 2012

Ryder System Inc. now markets a free smartphone application to aid customers in finding the nearest Ryder rental, maintenance, fueling location in the United States and Canada. Customers can search for the closest location and get ...

KW of South Carolina joins network, wins dealer award

| February 08, 2012

Worldwide Kenworth of South Carolina is now a part of the Kenworth dealer network across the U.S. and Canada. Worldwide Kenworth’s parent company, Worldwide Equipment, based in Prestonsburg, Ky., also celebrates its chairman and CEO, Terry ...

Trucker wins Lucas motorcycle

| February 08, 2012

Enright Ranch & Supply driver Randy Brundige, of Irwin, Mo., won a Lucas RSD 250 Pro-Street motorcycle, America’s Best Truck Stops said of the grand prize in the 2011 AMBUCK$ contest. Brundige’s winning transaction with the ...

IdleAir opens Minnesota service

| February 08, 2012

Service has started at the Travel Centers of America stop off Interstate 35 at exit 11 in Albert Lea, Minn., electrification provider IdleAir announced. As part of its grand opening, the station will offer free, limited ...

Pilot to remodel Minnesota stop

| February 07, 2012

An Inver Grove Heights, Minn.-based truck stop will soon be remodeled, Pilot Flying J said of its recent truck stop purchase. Located at 11650 Courthouse Blvd., the travel center will remain open during the remodeling, ...

Maverick raises driver pay

| February 07, 2012

Drivers’ tarp pay has been increased to $25, which is double the previous amount, Maverick Transportation announced. Starting pay for flatbed drivers was also raised to a range of 42 cents to 43 cents per ...

Bruckner Truck Sales opens Mack Truck, Volvo dealership

| February 06, 2012

A new full-service Mack Truck and Volvo dealership is now open at 35680 LBJ Freeway on Interstate 20 in Dallas, Bruckner Truck Sales announced. The Amarillo, Texas-based company has 17 dealerships in Kansas, New Mexico, ...

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