Industry briefs

Truck engine retrofitting part of emissions reduction grant

| November 02, 2011

Twenty dump trucks and 10 garbage trucks in several Missouri municipalities are among other heavy-duty vehicles that will be retrofitted to reduce diesel exhaust emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced. The $1.5 million project will ...

TCA to start health program

| November 01, 2011

The Truckload Carriers Association is taking applications for Trucking’s Weight Loss Showdown, a 10-week competition to start Jan. 24, 2012. Carriers who plan to apply must enter six drivers and six office staff members and complete ...

Pilot to buy 7 Bosselman stores

| November 01, 2011

Pilot Flying J will purchase seven Bosselman travel centers in Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Nebraska, the travel plaza franchises announced. The acquisition comes from a 2004 agreement between the two travel center chains in which ...

Michelin announces tire contest

| November 01, 2011

Drivers using Michelin X One fuel efficient tires can register to win X One products in the tire maker’s contest, “Riding on MICHELIN® X One® Tires? Win X One Stuff!” The contest will run during November, ...

Shell Rotella SuperRig calendar offered

| October 31, 2011

Calendar is available for free with purchase of a minimum 10-gallon heavy duty oil change using Shell Rotella oil.

Love’s stop opens in Ottawa, Kan.

| October 27, 2011

Truckers will receive extra points on purchases with store cards through Nov. 27 at a newly opened stop in Ottawa, Kan., at Exit 183 off Interstate 35, Love’s Travel Stops said. The new travel center features ...

ATA Good Stuff Trucking Image Award winners announced

| October 26, 2011

Two carriers and two state trucking associations received the American Trucking Associations’ Good Stuff Trucking Image awards. Milan, Ind.-based Baylor Trucking Inc., Greensboro-N.C.-based Mack Trucks, the Minnesota Trucking Association and the Tennessee Trucking Association were honored ...

Daimler to increase Western Star production in Portland

| October 21, 2011

Manufacturer aims to add second shift and ramp up production at its Western Star plant in Portland, Ore.

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