Industry briefs

Carriers win Volvo safety awards

| October 18, 2011

Two carriers won Volvo’s 2011 Trucks Safety awards. Roehl Transport, Inc. based in Marshfield, Wis., won the honor for the fleet with more than 20 million annual operating miles, and Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution, based ...

Equinox offers roadside assistance

| October 17, 2011

Truckers can now access roadside assistance services through Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions for a flat rate of $299 per year or $99 down and 99 cents per day for 11 months. The service is offered as ...

Daimler to rebrand Detroit Diesel

Jack Roberts | October 17, 2011

Detroit Diesel will be known as the new Detroit brand of powertrain products.

Volvo backs America’s Road Team

| October 17, 2011

The Volvo VN 780 donated in January will continue to be used for the American Trucking Associations’ America’s Road Team highway safety campaign, the truck maker announced. The tractor features Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology by Bendix ...

Mack sponsors safety campaign

| October 17, 2011

Mack Trucks, Inc., donated a new Mack Pinnacle axle-back tractor to safety outreach program Share the Road. The SmartWay-certified tractor is equipped with a Mac mDrive automated manual transmission and a 13-liter 505-hp Mack MP8 engine ...

Ailing driver gets emergency help

| October 14, 2011

An IdleAir employee helped resuscitate a trucker with CPR after he collapsed at a Jackson, Ga., truck stop, IdleAir spokesman Jeffrey Maurer said. While two other drivers assisted the trucker, the employee, identified only as Amanda, ...

CVSA to conduct inspections

| October 14, 2011

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will conduct roadside inspections Oct. 16-22 as part of its Operation Safe Driver campaign to increase traffic safety awareness, seat belt enforcement and driver regulatory compliance. The inspections will be held ...

Volvo Group leads 13-liter sales

| October 12, 2011

For the first time, 13-liter engines have become the number one choice of U.S. Class 8 truck customers.

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