Industry briefs

Epes drivers tie in referral contest

| December 29, 2011

Epes Transport System driver Eric Betts won a new Chevrolet Silverado, and Tim Britt and Donald Washburn won $5,000 for having the most referrals in a carrier-wide contest, the Greensboro, N.C.-based carrier announced. After the drivers ...

Trucker wins flat-screen TV in Christmas promo

| December 29, 2011

Veteran trucker Ron Phares won a flat-screen TV, DVD player and power converter for his Freightliner Cascadia as a grand prize package in a promotion named the 12 Days of Christmas, said Troy, Ill.-based Truck ...

Lakeville orders 165 International ProStar+ trucks

| December 16, 2011

Less-than-truckload carrier Lakeville Motor Express announced Dec. 16 purchase of a new fleet of 165 International ProStar+ trucks. Chairman Shari Taylor Wilsey and Roger Wilsey Sr., CEO, recently assumed ownership of LME. The carrier was named Commercial ...

Kenworth dealer hosts natural gas event

| December 14, 2011

More than 350 truck and fleet operators learned about new available equipment and the future of natural gas fuel in the trucking industry at a recent show held by Kenworth of Indianapolis / Palmer Trucks ...

Rush Truck Centers crowns top techs

Jack Roberts | December 14, 2011

It was a hot time in Ol' San Antone as Rush Truck Centers topped off its sixth annual technician challenge with Rush truck technicians competing in various events, including OE engine, refuse, medium duty and ...

Freightliner Trucks launches newly redesigned website

| December 13, 2011

A newly redesigned website features new product support and navigation tools, Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner Trucks announced. The website showcases the truck maker's on-highway, medium duty, severe duty and alternative power solutions, features an extensive library of ...

Pilot Flying J opens new stop in Iowa

| December 12, 2011

Osceola, Iowa, is home to a new Pilot Flying J travel center at 2010 West Clay St. at Exit 34 off Interstate 35. The 5,500-square-foot center hosts four fuel islands and seven diesel islands, ...

White River offers new programs

| December 10, 2011

White River Transportation, an agent of Time Dispatch Services Inc., has announced a number of new initiatives. To boost driver recruitment, the Burr Ridge, Ill.-based company is offering a $5,000 down payment as a short-term loan ...

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