kmartinBusinessPerformance Kenworth opens parts, service facilityPerformance Kenworth has opened a new parts and service center in Rosenberg, Texas. The location offers truck fleets and operators easy access from U.S. 59, the company says. The new shop features four service bays, one of which is dedicated to providing Kenworth PremierCare Express Lube services. A driver lounge is available for customers. The […]August 5, 2011BusinessIOWA80.com holds Dreams of Chrome SweepstakesDrivers can register for 25 prizes yet to be given away in IOWA80.com’s six-month Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes. The first round of winners has been selected and the second group of 25 more will be awarded in September. Registration for the sweepstakes online at dreamsofchrome.com is ongoing until Aug. 31, 2011.July 7, 2011BusinessBridgestone Commercial Solutions announces price increasesThe prices of Bridgestone and Firestone truck and bus tire products, Bandag brand retreads and related retreading materials have been increased starting immediately, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced. The prices of Bridgestone, Firestone and Continuum over-the-road tires will also be raised starting Aug. 1. The total average increase for all products will be 11 percent. The […]July 5, 2011HomeCaribou Coffee opens at Iowa 80 truck stopCaribou Coffee opened a new shop July 1 at the Iowa 80 truck stop in Walcott. The full-service specialty coffee shop offers a variety of coffee, smoothie and tea drinks. Caribou Coffee also has breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal and pastries. The Iowa 80 truck stop’s food court also features Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hutt Express, Dairy […]July 1, 2011BusinessIowa 80 to host centennial fest for vintage truckThe Iowa 80 Trucking Museum will host a 100th birthday party for its 1911 Walker Electric truck at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, the museum announced. The celebration will coincide with the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, July 14-15. The 1911 Walker was purchased by the museum at an auction several years ago and is one of […]June 21, 2011BusinessAngie Banning awarded April 2011 Teacher of the MonthAngie Banning, a teacher at Longmont Estates Elementary in Longmont, Colo., was named Trucker Buddy International’s April 2011 Teacher of the Month. Banning and Steen Gronlund, a driver for Mile High Foods, have volunteered in the trucking education outreach for more than 10 years. Gronlund says he has enjoyed being a Trucker Buddy for Banning’s […]June 9, 2011BusinessOak Grove 70 Petro to host Truckers JamboreeThe 13th Annual Truckers Jamboree will be June 10 and 11 at the Oak Grove 70 Petro, located at I-70 Exit 28 in Oak Grove, Mo., the travel center said. The event celebrating American’s truckers includes exhibits, antique trucks on display, barbecue and live music.June 1, 2011BusinessPilot Flying J to upgrade showers, host contestPilot Flying J showers are being renovated and truckers can vote on the best shower at its interstate facilities this summer, the travel center announced. For the next two years the truck stop’s 4,000 showers will be upgraded with new shower tiles, fixtures, lighting and hotel quality shower heads. Work on the project started […]June 1, 2011BusinessLove’s donates to Boys & Girls ClubLove’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has donated $2,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Robertson County, Texas. The gift is part of the company’s commitment to the people and communities and which it operates, the travel center says.May 27, 2011Page 1 of 1Top StoriesCustom RigsHow trucking built America: The view from Scott Spear's 1969 Kenworth W900AScott Spear, who went out trucking first in 1969, helped literally haul the country into the 21st century. Now, his restored '69 Kenworth tells a story that reverberates through the very iron and steel undergirding American life.Overdrive RadioOne owner-op's long road to steady dry-bulk freight, for the whole familyCustom RigsJohn Highley’s custom specialized-freight-hauling 2018 W900LOverdrive ExtraMore freight fraud inbound? Pessimistic rates outlook sets the stageSponsor ContentCummins new for 2023.