Industry briefs

Online payment service launched

| November 03, 2011

Customers can now pay bills online and access account balances, Bellevue, Wash.-based Paccar Financial Corp. announced. The website allows customers to schedule automatic payments, electronically transferring money from their financial institution to their financial service account, ...

Love’s adds nine tire centers

| November 03, 2011

Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores recently added nine truck tire care centers to its existing locations, the travel center says. The new tire centers are in Richmond, Ky.; Oak Creek, Wis.; DeMotte, Ind.; Skippers, Va.; ...

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 ...

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