Industry briefs

GPS available in Internationals

| November 07, 2011

Rand McNally and Navistar Inc. on Thursday, Nov. 3, announced an agreement to make Rand McNally’s IntelliRoute TND truck GPS units available as an in-dash option in International trucks starting next year. Navistar will begin ...

Online event on truck stop electrification planned

| November 04, 2011

The presentation by Shorepower Technologies and Cascade Sierra Solutions is scheduled for Nov. 15.

Primex Transport driver named Trucker Buddy for July

| November 03, 2011

Craig Dickason, Primex Transport company driver, was named the July Trucker Buddy of the Month, nonprofit outreach Trucker Buddy International said. Fourth-grade teacher Laura Conway of Las Vegas nominated Dickason for his volunteer partnering since 2002 ...

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 ...

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