News roundup, Sept. 19: Flooding closes portion of I-29 in Iowa, PFJ opens new Illinois location

Updated Sep 20, 2019

Trucking news and briefs for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019:

Flooding closes portion of I-29 in Iowa
Swelling of the Missouri River in western Iowa has caused the Iowa DOT to close a section of I-29 due to flooding. As of 3:30 p.m. Central time Thursday, I-29 in Iowa between the Missouri state line and exit 35 (U.S. 34/U.S. 275) is intermittently closed in both directions.

New Pilot Flying J opens in Illinois
Pilot Flying J this week opened a new travel center and Truck Care Service Center in Marshall, Illinois, off of I-70.

The new location offers 64 truck parking spaces, eight diesel fueling lanes, PJ Fresh food offerings, a Taco Bell restaurant, Truck Care Service Center, five showers, laundry facilities and more. The store is PFJ’s 28th in Illinois.

Transervice collects more than 2,000 pounds of food for Move for Hunger
Transervice Logistics (No. 218 on the CCJ Top 250) collected more than 2,000 pounds of food for Move for Hunger, a non-profit that collects non-perishable foods and delivers them to food banks across North America.

The company held a “food fight” between its Lake Success, New York, corporate office and Des Plaines, Illinois, office to collect food. The Illinois office won the competition by bringing in 1,356 pounds of food from customers, friends, families and local businesses. The New York office collected 729 pounds of food. The total donation of 2,085 pounds will be used to provide a total of 1,740 meals.