Industry briefs

Pilot Flying J to acquire fuel supplier

| February 24, 2012

Pilot Flying J announced Feb. 23 it will acquire Western Petroleum LLC, a Utah-based company that supplies about 200 million gallons of fuel and lubricants annually to the oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing ...

XE13 powertrain package named top innovation

| February 22, 2012

The Volvo XE13 powertrain package has been named 2011’s Top Industry Innovation by the Truck Writers of North America. Named the most significant technical innovation, the package boosts fuel efficiency by 3 percent through a ...

Freightliner celebrates 70th anniversary

| February 22, 2012

The site provides a look at Freightliner’s legacy of innovation with a detailed timeline.

Rebates available on anti-idling equipment in STEP program

| February 21, 2012

An ongoing electrification project still has funds to give rebates on anti-idling equipment for owner-operators of on medium- and heavy-duty trucks and fleets, executives with Shorepower Technologies and Eugene, Ore.-based nonprofit Cascade Sierra Solutions said ...

Con-way picks Drivers of the Month

| February 21, 2012

Con-way Truckload announced the winners of its Drivers of the Month recognition for January 2012.

Pilot plaza opens in Ontario

| February 21, 2012

A new travel plaza has opened in Lancaster, Ontario, at 20382 Old Highway 2, on exit 814 off Highway 401, the Pilot Flying J franchise says. The 13,000-square-foot travel center features high-speed 10 diesel islands along ...

NATSO remembers Chuck Bosselman

| February 21, 2012

The national truckstop organization, NATSO, honored the late Chuck Bosselman with the Hall of Fame award at its annual convention in Las Vegas. Bosselman, chairman of Bosselman Family of Companies, died in January at age 67. ...

Arrow offers warranty program

| February 21, 2012

A 90-day, 25,000-mile warranty is now available on 2005 or newer Class 8 and medium-duty trucks, Kansas City, Mo.-based Arrow Truck Sales announced. The warranty program, ConfidencePlus, offers coverage on the truck’s engine, transmission, rear ends, ...

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