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Rush Enterprises adds Cummins, Peterbilt SmartLINQ integration with RushCare Service Connect

Rush Enterprises, as of this spring, will fully integrate its RushCare Service Connect communications platform will with Cummins and with Peterbilt SmartLINQ, the company announced at the Technology and Maintenance Council's ...

Rush Enterprises bolstering telematics package

Rush Enterprises is unfurling several enhancements to its telematics offering, including full integration with RushCare Service Connect, access to Geotab training and Marketplace, a soon-to-be introduced universal harness and reporting and ...

Averitt Express employees donated $500k to St. Jude in 2016

For the second year in a row, Averitt Express drivers and other employees raised $500,000 in 2016 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the company announced this week. The donations were ...

Ancra’s trailer access steps

Ancra’s Trailer Access Steps are designed for permanent mounting under the doors of van trailers or straight trucks with a 48-inch deck height. Both the two-step and three-step models are ...

Kinedyne’s decking system components

Kinedyne’s redesigned head assembly trigger for the company’s K2 Kaptive Beam Decking System interfaces with the revised grooved-head design of the system’s beam adjustment tool to facilitate smoother and more ...
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Top 250 acquisition: Central Freight plans to purchase Wilson Trucking

Central Freight Lines (No. 108 on the CCJ Top 250), a less-than-truckload carrier based in Waco, Texas, has announced it intends to buy certain assets of Virginia-based fleet Wilson Trucking ...

PacLease adds to its emergency roadside assistance program

PacLease is bolstering its emergency roadside assistance program, PacCentral, and offering proactive service to reduce and keep downtime to a minimum for PacLease customers. Jake Civitts, PacLease’s director of franchise operations, ...

TMW Systems appoints Ray West to lead TMS portfolio

TMW Systems announced that Ray West, a 28-year veteran of the North American transportation industry, has been appointed senior vice president and general manager of its portfolio of transportation management platforms ...

Truck writers set to honor top technical achievement

The Truck Writers of North America says the top five finalists for its 2016 Technical Achievement Award include engines, a disc brake, a steel wheel and electronic cruise control products. For ...

ATA voices support for new trucking trade show

The American Trucking Associations on Wednesday pledged its support for the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show, which will make its debut later this year in Atlanta. The move by ATA ...

Air Force creating program to help military truckers get CDLs

The United States Air Force announced earlier this month it is creating a program that will allow military truck drivers to essentially swap their military license for a commercial driver's ...

Report classifies nearly 56,000 U.S. bridges ‘structurally deficient’

Approximately 1,900 bridges along the United States’ interstate system are deemed structurally deficient, a fraction of the nearly 56,000 bridges with the same designation, according to a report released by ...

BettsHD’s mudflap system

BettsHD’s Trailer Mud Flap Retention System is designed for trailers with sliders for retrofit or replacement. A proprietary spring-steel mounting bracket is engineered for installation using hand tools to eliminate ...

Preventable or not? Van crosses median, hits truck

With twin trailers in tow, trucker John Doe was being especially careful. “No wild-turkey lane changes,” he reminded himself. Thankfully, four-lane I-7 was bone dry, lightly traveled that sunny afternoon ...

Goodyear names three drivers as finalists in annual Highway Hero award

Three truck drivers who performed heroic actions during the course of their jobs within the last year have been named finalists in Goodyear's annual Highway Hero award. The three finalists are: Chris ...