SHORT HAULS

C&B Trucking of Magnolia, Ark., closed last month, putting 100 people out of work. Owner Charles Ogle cited fuel and insurance costs and the driver shortage as reasons for closing. Lenders will take over the fleet of more than 90 Freightliners and 170 trailers.


Williams TravelCenters raised $75,268 for the American Heart Association during a fund raiser that started in October. Employees in 54 locations sold paper hearts for $1 each. Williams also sponsored a heart walk.


Love’s Travel Stops added a fuel-buying incentive program in which credits can be spent on goods in its stores.


The NATSO Foundation received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Association of Blood Banks. The foundation’s program, The Drive To Save Lives, was also recognized by the American Red Cross.


Peterbilt awarded six attendees of the Mid-America Trucking Show with complimentary one-year TruckCare Preventive Maintenance programs. Four winners are owner-operators: C.W. Hudgins, Ralph Johnson, Ed Talley and Brad Teitler. The others are fleet owners: Ian Warrack and Bill Johnson.


Kenworth Truck Co. and Paccar Financial have introduced the discounted MoneyMaker Lease Program for medium-duty products. The program covers new Class 6 and 7 trucks.


XM-ready radios will be available in select Peterbilt trucks late this year, say XM Satellite Radio officials. The digital audio service will be part of the ConcertClass system, available on premium-level Peterbilt Models 387 and 379.


Two operators of Springfield, Ohio-based trucking and rigging companies face a possible $384,000 fine for operating an oversize truck in Iowa. The fine that Casey Enterprises owner Buster Ray Casey and R and J Rigging President Richard Albrecht face is believed to be the largest in the history of overweight vehicle enforcement in Iowa. Their companies rig and move industrial machinery.


Holland now has a comprehensive parts manual for Holland ProPar axles available from its Holland Binkley Axle Products Division. The manual features exploded parts views for all Holland ProPar parallel and taper spindles and round and square trailer axles.


Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. appointed Ocean Trailer as a dealer representative for Western Canada.


Williams Express will sell its 198 convenience stores to Delek, The Israel Fuel Corporation Ltd., for a base purchase price of $147 million plus inventory, merchandise and supplies. Williams will continue to operate Williams TravelCenters, which has opened 12 travel centers since December and has five more under construction.


USA Leasing joined National Truck Leasing System as an affiliate. USA Leasing is now associated with more than 550 interdependent leasing facilities across Canada and the United States.


ArvinMeritor has agreed to an alliance with ANCRA International to reinforce its reputation as a one-source supplier for the commercial vehicle aftermarket. ArvinMeritor will offer ANCRA International’s line of heavy-duty cargo restraints to its warehouse distributors and original equipment manufacturer customers as part of its Euclid product line.


Consolidated Freightways opened a freight facility on the U.S.-Mexico border near Laredo, Texas. CF says the 93-door, 51,000-sq.-ft. facility is the largest of its kind. The facility will employ approximately 100 people and handle 2 million pounds of freight daily. The new Laredo facility is one of 22 terminals in CF’s Mexico division.


Williams TravelCenters is offering a drink-purchase contest in which the winner will attend a race weekend for two at the Busch Series Dura Lube 200 on Sept. 1 and the Winston Cup Series Mountain Dew Southern 500 on Sept. 2 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. Pepsi is sponsoring a second contest through July 5 at Williams TravelCenters; customers can register to win a new 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.


FedEx Custom Critical introduced My Account, a password-protected website for its owner-operators that features supplies, apparel and news.


TruckTraderOnline.com offers a free ad section for truck and trailer owners.


J&J Truck Equipment launched www.jjtruckequipment.com, which features products and services.


BuyReman.com added scheduled chats with experts on technical and management subjects.

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