Magazine / Industry News

  • Truckers Best Friend

    July 2021
    When Charlotte Pinardi-Molek, CEO of Penn Summit Insurance Agency left her successful job at an insurance brokerage in 2007 to form her own independent agency, she had a vision in mind that was much different from your standard insurance business. Wi...
  • Hunter Truck Body Shop Fully Operational After Fire

    Steve Pollock
    July 2021
    BUTLER, PA…. As Tyler Hunter was locking up Hunter Truck’s Body Shop around 4:30 pm on April 16th, he noticed flames and called 911.  When it was finished, over 17 fire departments had responded and Hunter Truck Body Shop’s offices, parts ware...
  • Reitnouer Introduces New CK Series Trailer

    Steve Pollock
    July 2021
    READING, PA…. Reitnouer, an industry leader in manufacturing aluminum flatbed trailers, is proud to introduce the new CK Series line of aluminum trailers.  The CK Series is an economy version of the iconic Maximizer and Big Bubba flatbeds.  The C...
  • Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Traveling Exhibit Rolled Into Smith Transport

    Pam Pollock
    July 2021
    Remember Honor Teach Wreaths Across America is known for providing wreaths for Veterans graves each year at Christmas time at over 2,500 locations nationwide, including Arlington National Cemetery.  They also have a Mobile Education Exhibit, a 48-fo...
  • An open letter to the President of the United States

    July 2021
    Mr. J. Biden President of The United States of America Dear Mr. President, Recently, during an interview held in the house of representatives, a member of your administration identified a collective group of American women as, “birthing people”....
  • Daimler Trucks North America Launches Detroit eConsulting, Introduces Detroit eFill Chargers for Battery

    July 2021
    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced all-new products and services from Detroit® to support fleets and customers in the deployment of all-electric trucks. Leveraging the expertise from over 20 customer deployments of electric medium- an...
  • Daimler Trucks North America Launches New OEM Detroit Extended Warranty Product

    July 2021
    PORTLAND, OR…  Detroit DD13, DD15 and DD16 engines that have expired warranties are now eligible for the new Detroit OE Advantage extended warranty coverage from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA).  Detroit OE Advantage provides comprehensive co...
  • Industry-First Safety Features from Detroit Assurance Contribute to Safer Roads, Driver Comfort

    July 2021
    DETROIT, MI…  Detroit has added new features to the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems including enhanced and industry-first capabilities designed to improve the overall driver experience and keep drivers and the general public safer.   ...
  • Kenworth Adds 52-Inch Flat Roof Sleeper, Targeted for Low Cab Height Applications

    July 2021
    KIRKLAND, WA…  Kenworth introduces a 52-inch flat roof sleeper especially targeted for Class 8 crane, pump, car hauler and other applications that may require a low roof.  With the addition of the 52-inch flat roof sleeper and the Kenworth AG400L...
  • Locomotion and PGT Trucking Inc., Agree to Autonomous Relay Convoy Deployment

    July 2021
    PITTSBURGH, PA… Locomation, the world’s first technology platform to offer human-guided autonomous truck convoying, has announced a multi-year agreement with PGT Trucking Inc., a leader in flatbed transportation, to deploy Locomation autonomous t...
  • Love’s Travel Stops Opens New Location In Colorado

    July 2021
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK…  Love’s Travel Stops is now serving customers in Walsenburg, Colorado, thanks to a travel stop that opened Thursday. The store, located at 99800 Interstate 25, adds 50 jobs and 46 truck parking spaces to Huerfano County.  ...
  • Love’s Travel Stops Opens New Location In Ohio

    July 2021
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK…  Love’s Travel Stops is now serving customers in Diamond, Ohio, thanks to a travel stop that opened Thursday. The Diamond store, located on State Route 225, adds 65 jobs and 93 truck parking spaces to Portage County.  “We...
  • Love’s Travel Stops Opens New Location In Tennessee

    July 2021
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK… Love’s Travel Stops is now serving customers in Mosheim, Tennessee, thanks to a travel stop that opened Thursday. The store, located off Interstate 81 (10465 Lonesome Pine Trail), adds 83 jobs and 109 truck parking spaces to G...
  • Michelin Introduces New Regional X One Trailer Tire

    July 2021
    GREENVILLE, SC…  Michelin North America, Inc., is launching the MICHELIN® X One® Multi T tire for fleets that want to get the most out of their trailer asset. Launching for the North American regional market, the tire is designed for high-scrub,...
  • PacLease Introduces New Fuel Program Partnership with Personalized Planning

    July 2021
    BELLEVUE, WA…  PacLease has announced a new fuel program partnership for its full-service lease and contract maintenance customers. PacLease has partnered with Multi Service Fuel Card for its Co-branded fuel card, called PacFuel.  With Multi Serv...
  • Peterbilt Delivers First Production New Model 579 to Smith Transport

    July 2021
    Denton, TX…  Peterbilt Motors Company is pleased to announce the delivery of the first production New Model 579 to Smith Transport. Based in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, Smith Transport has a long, 40-year history of delivering excellence for the...
  • How To Save On Insurance Costs

    Steve Pollock
    July 2021
    MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OH…  Peter Niro, Truck Product Development Manager for Progressive Insurance, has some tips to save money on insurance premiums. First and foremost, a pattern of safe driving is what is going to save truck owners money.  Owner-o...
  • SelecTrucks Increases Proud to Serve Program Discount

    July 2021
    Fort Mill, NC…  As a way to recognize and thank our nation’s veterans, SelecTrucks is proud to offer an increased discount or down payment match of $5,000 with the Proud To Serve program on qualifying SelecTrucks vehicles. “Our veterans are an...
  • TCA Highway Angels

    July 2021
    Melton Driver Pulls Hit And Run Victim From Overturned Car Alexandria, VA… The Truckload Carriers Association has named Aaron DeSilva, from Midland, Texas a Highway Angel for stopping to help a young driver after a tractor trailer clipped his vehic...
  • Walcott Truckers Jamboree Concerts Announced

    July 2021
    WALCOTT, IA… Iowa 80 Truckstop is pleased to announce the musical acts who will take the stage to entertain attendees at this year’s 42nd Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree. Thursday, July 8th - 5:00 PM-Dani Lynn Howe & Band; 7:00 PM-Casey...