Industry briefs

Kenworth offering OOIDA members $1,000 discount on truck purchases

Kenworth is offering Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association members $1,000 savings on certain new Kenworth sleeper trucks.

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Prepass, Oregon programs now interoperable for bypass

PrePass carriers that operate in Oregon can now allow their transponders to be enrolled in and utilize Oregon’s state-operated Green Light weigh station bypass system at 21 facilities throughout the state, with a waiver of Prepass' data privacy policy.

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Pilot Flying J opens new location in Colorado, reopens another in Indiana

A new Pilot Flying J with 34 parking spaces has opened in Lamar, Colo., and a newly remodeled Pilot has opened in Remington, Indiana.

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KeepTruckin ELD in Pilot Flying J stores

The KeepTruckin e-log app and ELD system, well-known among drivers, is now being stocked for purchase in Pilot Flying J stores.

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Love’s to open 40 new locations in 2018

Love's Travel Stops is planning to open 40 new stores in 2018 after adding 36 locations in 2017.

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Autonomous Peterbilt, hydrogen-powered Kenworth on display at CES next week

The Kenworth T680 daycab is a prototype zero-emission truck part of Paccar's Zero Emission Cargo Transport Demonstration project. A Peterbilt 579 autonomous truck will also be on display at the Paccar Innovations booth at the show.

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Volvo Trucks releases 2018 calendar

The calendar, available for $15, features photos of the new VNR regional haul tractors, as well as the new VNL long-haul trucks.

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Buckeye Invitational Truck Show set for June

Pre-registration is open for the Buckeye Invitational Truck Show, taking place June 8-9 in Springfield, Ohio, at the Clarke County Fairgrounds.

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Group launches letter-writing campaign to support retreading

Retread Instead, a group aimed at boosting awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of retreading tires has launched a “Dear Senator” letter campaign to educate and inform U.S. senators on the benefits of retreading.

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CVSA driver-of-the-year nomination deadline Jan. 12

Fewer than two weeks remain before the deadline for the 2018 International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA) program conducted by the trucking industry/enforcement partnership that is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Nomination packets must be received by next Friday, Jan. 12, CVSA emphasizes.

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