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USA Truck Names Travis Cisneros Driver of the Month

November 19, 2012

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USA Truck has selected Travis Cisneros as its Driver of the Month for October, 2012. Cisneros, who lives in New Orleans, LA, began his second stint with USA Truck in July.

Truckers Against Trafficking Given $50,000 Matching Grant Opportunity

August 30, 2012

Starting today through the end of the year, The Greenbaum Foundation will provide a dollar-for-dollar matching grant for any and all donations made to Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), up to $50,000.

Decker Truck Line Names July Drivers of the Month

August 20, 2012

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Decker Truck Line, Inc. is pleased to announce that Scott Killey and Robert Laux have been chosen as the company's July 2012 Drivers of the Month.

CRETE CARRIER CORPORATION LAUNCHES PATRIOT FLEET

August 09, 2012

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This month, Crete Carrier, a premier provider of truckload and logistics services, officially welcomed five very special trucks into its newly launched Patriot Fleet. The new black International ProStar tractors differ from the other 6,000 company trucks in a significant ...

CRETE CARRIER CORPORATION LAUNCHES PATRIOT FLEET

August 09, 2012

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This month, Crete Carrier, a premier provider of truckload and logistics services, officially welcomed five very special trucks into its newly launched Patriot Fleet. The new black International ProStar tractors differ from the other 6,000 company trucks in a significant ...

American Truck Historical Society – Historic Highway Convoy – scheduled for September 6-15, 2012 on Route 66 from Illinois to California

July 27, 2012

Beginning September 6, 2012, in Morris, IL, the American Truck Historical Society will hold its first Historic Highway Convoy. The convoy will follow Route 66, the famous "Mother Road," from Illinois to California.

E.W. Wylie introduces Pay for Performance program

July 23, 2012

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E.W. Wylie recently introduced a new Pay for Performance bonus program which allows its driving professionals to earn from 1¢ to 6¢ in additional per mile pay based on individual driving performance.

Announcing the Best of Landstar’s Best & the 2nd Truck Winner of 2012

July 23, 2012

Landstar System, Inc., a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation and logistics services, paid tribute to the best and safest of Landstar's owner-operators at a brand new event held in their honor this month.

West Side Transport Now Accepting Recent Graduates Into New Lead Driver Program

July 19, 2012

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With the introduction of a new Lead Driver program, West Side Transport is now accepting drivers with less than a year of experience. Student graduates and inexperienced drivers who live in the Ohio Valley region will have the opportunity to ...

C.R. England Names Company Drivers of the Month for June

July 18, 2012

C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, has recognized Greg Crenshaw and Steven Augsburger as Company Drivers of the Month for June 2012. Crenshaw and Augsburger are two of the top drivers in the C.R. England fleet ...

Longtime Trucker Buddy Leader Passes Away

July 18, 2012

Darrell Hicks, a longtime Trucker Buddy supporter and industry professional passed away peacefully at his California home on July 10, 2012. Hicks served the trucking industry for many years and was an original board member of Trucker Buddy in ...

Schneider National’s $6,000 Tuition Reimbursement Program Helps Drivers Launch Careers

July 17, 2012

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Company Increases Tuition Reimbursement to Attract the Best Driving School Graduates

Pork Rind Leader Says, “Thank You” To Truck Drivers

July 16, 2012

Rudolph Foods, the world’s largest manufacturer of pork rinds, and ShurTech Brands, LLC., makers of Duck® brand duct tape, are preparing to celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation (NTDA) Week September 16-22, 2012 with an eight-week campaign that began July 2, ...

Chevron’s Delo Brand Lubricants Announces June 2012 Inductees to Million Mile Club

July 16, 2012

Chevron Lubricants, maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today unveiled the eight drivers inducted to the Chevron Delo sponsored Red Eye Radio (formerly Midnight Trucking Radio) Million Mile Club in June 2012. ...

May 2012 Chevron’s Delo Brand Lubricants Announces Inductees to Million Mile Club

July 02, 2012

Chevron Lubricants, maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today unveiled the eight drivers inducted to the Chevron Delo sponsored Red Eye Radio (formerly Midnight Trucking Radio) Million Mile Club in May 2012.

PRIME FOUNDER ROBERT LOW NAMED 2012 CENTRAL MIDWEST ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

July 02, 2012

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Ernst & Young recently announced Robert Low, president and founder of Prime, inc., as its Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 in the Central Midwest at a special gala at The Sheraton Overland Park Hotel in Kansas City, Kansas, on June ...

Redesigned AverittCareers.com now even simpler and quicker to use

June 26, 2012

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Averitt Express has launched a redesigned website that makes matching job seekers with open positions at the transportation provider easier than ever before.

Schneider National Launches Second Annual “The Drive to Dega” Sweepstakes

June 25, 2012

Whether on the open road or on the racetrack, professional drivers have the determination to go the distance. This summer Schneider National offers access to both paths with the launch of its second annual The Drive to Dega Facebook sweepstakes. ...

TCA Members Find Creative, New Ways to Support National Image Campaign

June 19, 2012

With an ever-expanding list of programs and initiatives, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is constantly working to increase awareness about the trucking industry and to promote its positive image. And with the creative fundraising ideas of TCA members EQUINOX ...

Women In Trucking President/CEO to speak at Australian Conference

June 18, 2012

The Transport Women Australia, LTD’s annual conference to be held in Melbourne, Australia will include an international perspective from Women In Trucking Association’s (WIT) President/CEO, Ellen Voie.

SHAFFER TRUCKING RELEASES 75TH ANNIVERSARY TRUCKS

June 07, 2012

Lincoln, NE (June 6, 2012) — Shaffer Trucking, one of the nation’s premier providers of temperature-sensitive truckload services, has recently released their 75th Anniversary trucks to five Shaffer Trucking drivers

New eBook Features Colorful, Feel-Good Stories of Common Folks in Uncommon Situations

June 04, 2012

Des Moines, IA, May 10, 2012) – Award-winning writer Dan Anderson’s fiction short-stories have entertained readers of nationally syndicated trucking and outdoor magazines for nearly 20 years.

Roehl Transport Adds Texas Regional Fleet

May 31, 2012

Roehl Transport announces the addition of the Texas Regional Fleet to meet growth demands throughout eastern Texas.

Women In Trucking Member featured in Oprah Magazine!

May 31, 2012

When Shannon Smith learned about the Women In Trucking Association in 2007, she immediately joined the organization. She never imagined that it would result in a feature story in Oprah’s magazine, O.

K&B Transportation Expands Dedicated Hiring Area

May 30, 2012

Understanding the need for the top pay and predictable home time that drivers have come to expect, K&B Transportation is expanding our salaried dedicated operations into many states throughout the upper Midwest.

PILOT FLYING J ANNOUNCES PLANS TO OPEN SEVEN NEW STORES

May 30, 2012

Pilot Flying J recently announced plans to open seven new travel centers and travel plazas in June and July.

Schneider National Named “Most Valuable Employer for Military®” Winner

May 25, 2012

Schneider National, Inc., one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, has been named to the CivilianJobs.com 2012 Most Valuable Employers for Military® winner’s list. The annual list serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify the nation’s best companies for ...

Arkansas Carrier Announces Support of Federal Stability Control Rule

May 25, 2012

Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA, Inc. of Little Rock, Ark., announced his support today for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) proposed new federal motor vehicle safety standard to require Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems on ...

Economic Improvement Raises Concerns About Warehousing Shortage

May 25, 2012

In a recent study on the economy and available warehouse space, Conexus, a third-party logistics company serving the United States, Canada and Mexico, found that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the United States increased by 2.2 percent in the first ...

Melton Truck Lines, Inc. Raises Driver Pay

May 24, 2012

Melton Truck Lines, a premier air-ride flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, OK, is pleased to announce a 1 cent per mile across the board pay increase. This increase will be effective June 5th.

Barr-Nunn Raises Pay for Zone 1 OTR Drivers

May 18, 2012

Barr-Nunn Transportation Inc. has announced its “Pure Pay” raise for Owner Operators, effective May 25, 2012, raising the base rate to $1.02 per Practical mile Loaded and $0.82 Per Practical mile empty.

Con-way Truckload Announces April 2012 Drivers of the Month Outstanding Individuals and Teams Honored for Their Exceptional Effort and Dedication

May 17, 2012

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the recipients of its Driver of the Month recognition for April 2012.

30th Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs® Rolls into Joplin, Mo May 17-19 Truck beauty contest will benefit community in rebuilding after 2011 tornado

May 17, 2012

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The 30th annual Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs® competition will be held May 17-19 on the grounds adjacent to the Joplin, Mo. Speedco, which is located just off Route I-44 at Exit 11. The truck contest will be the signature ...

C.R. England Names Drivers of the Month for April

May 14, 2012

C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, has recognized four drivers in their fleet of over 6,000 drivers nationwide as Drivers of the Month for April, 2012.

Chevron’s Delo Brand Lubricants Announces April 2012 Inductees to Million Mile Club

May 10, 2012

Chevron Lubricants, maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today unveiled the eight drivers inducted to the Chevron Delo sponsored Red Eye Radio (formerly Midnight Trucking Radio) Million Mile Club in April 2012.

Announcement of Healthy Trucking Driver Vitality ProgramTM is the Biggest Driver Health News Ever as HTAA Hits Another Home Run at the Enormously Successful 2012 Healthy Trucking Summit

May 03, 2012

The trucking industry’s leading authority on Driver Health and Wellness, the Healthy Trucking Association of America (HTAA) unveiled the details of the new Healthy Trucking Driver Vitality ProgramTM at the recent Healthy Trucking Summit to an audience of trucking industry ...

BTC ANNOUNCES PERCENTAGE PAY PLAN FOR DRIVERS

May 02, 2012

Builders Transportation Company (BTC), a Memphis, Tenn.-based flatbed carrier, announced today a percentage-based pay program for company drivers.

Maverick Transportation, LLC Announces Temperature Control Driver Pay Increase

April 30, 2012

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Citing customer growth and continued company expansion, Maverick Transportation, LLC announced a pay raise for its temperature control drivers, effective April 29, 2012.

Covenant Transport Unveils $10K Annual Equity Bonus for HAZMAT Team Owner Operators

April 26, 2012

Covenant Transport today announced a new Owner Operator HAZMAT Team Equity Bonus that will offer an extra $10,000 per year to assist HAZMAT team owner operators in replacing equipment.

Survey reveals favorite food, coffee, hotel and other highway essentials

April 25, 2012

King of the Road Survey finds today’s professional truck drivers embracing healthier living and technology while on the road.

TripPak SERVICES® Announces Xerox Mobile Scanner for TripPak MOBILE™

April 24, 2012

TripPak SERVICES®, A Xerox Company, has announced the organization is now offering the Xerox Mobile Scanner for TripPak MOBILE™ users. The scanner provides improved image quality for Android smart phone users.

Dart announces its Contractors of the Year

April 24, 2012

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Dart Transit Company is pleased to announce its 2011 Contractors of the Year: Alberto Luevano and John Borofka for Dart’s Texas and Minnesota Operating Centers.

NEW COMPANY, NEW IDEAS: RETHINK LINK

April 24, 2012

LinkAmerica is pleased to announce the opening of their new state-of-the-art corporate office and training center in Fort Worth, Texas.

CRST Announces Driver Hiring Event in San Pedro, Calif.

April 16, 2012

Cedar Rapids, IA (April 13, 2012) – CRST International, Inc., one of the largest and most successful trucking companies in the nation, has been experiencing unprecedented growth for the past two years and is now having the best year in ...

B-T Inc. March 2012 Driver of the Month

April 13, 2012

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Cully Ver Meer B-T, Inc. is a member of the Decker Truck   Line family of companies. Founded ...

Decker Truck Line Names March Drivers of the Month

April 13, 2012

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Decker Truck Line, Inc. is pleased to announce that Rodney Knapp and Dale Leman have been chosen as the company's March 2012 Drivers of the Month.

RWI Transportation Announces Driver Pay Increase

April 13, 2012

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RWI Transportation has announced a pay increase, effective immediately, of two cents per loaded mile for all drivers, with one cent linked to a new RWI safety bonus.

The Healthy Trucking Association of America (HTAA) provides Universal Trucking Industry Standard Health and Wellness Platform to Improve and Maintain the Health of all Professional Drivers

April 05, 2012

As the Trucking industry’s leading authority on Driver Health and Wellness, the Healthy Trucking Association of America (HTAA) announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show that they have pioneered another breakthrough in their ongoing efforts to improve the health and wellness ...

Swift Transportation Offers Full Driving Academy Scholarships For Veterans

April 04, 2012

Swift Transportation Co. Inc. (NYSE: SWFT), www.joinswift.com, is celebrating the men and women of the armed forces by offering them a new career in trucking. Swift is committed to providing career opportunities for the heroes of our country, by providing ...

ATLAS LAUNCHES NEW SHUTTLE FLEET, SEEKS TO FILL MORE THAN 100 DRIVING JOBS FOR THE FLEET AND COMMERCIAL TRUCKLOAD DIVISION

March 30, 2012

EANSVILLE, IND. — Atlas announces the launch of its new Shuttle Fleet and plans to fill more than 100 driving jobs by June 2012 within the new fleet and its Commercial Truckload Division. Through its new DriveAtlas™ initiative, Atlas is ...

Crete Carrier receives twentieth annual “Salute to Business” award.

March 30, 2012

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Crete Carrier recently was named the recipient for the twentieth annual “Salute to Business” award. The award has been given to Crete for the outstanding vision, dedication, and commitment to the city and citizens of Lincoln, Nebraska.

B-T, Inc. Names Three Drivers of the Month

March 23, 2012

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(LeMars, Iowa) - B-T, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mark Kimball, Raymond Kashas and Nathan Wissner have been chosen as the company's Drivers of the Month for December 2011, January and February, 2012.

Averitt Honors Three for 30 Years of Safe Driving

March 21, 2012

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (March 2, 2012) – Averitt Express is pleased to announce three of its drivers have reached 30 years of safe driving with the company: Everett Bomar of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Michael Reed of Memphis, Tenn.; and Bobbie Parker of ...

PILOT FLYING J INTRODUCES ‘MYREWARDS’ LOYALTY PROGRAM FOR ALL CUSTOMERS

March 20, 2012

Pilot Flying J is launching its new MyRewards loyalty program this spring. The MyRewards program has a card for every customer: professional drivers, RV customers and now for preferred fuel customers as well.

Mike Mozley Named a TCA Highway Angel

March 19, 2012

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The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has announced the name of its latest Highway Angel: Professional truck driver Mike Mozley of Kool Pak, LLC, Lake Oswego, Ore.

ATLAS VAN LINES REWARDS PROFESSIONAL VAN OPERATORS DURING ANNUAL WEEK-LONG BRAVO EVENT

March 19, 2012

Atlas Van Lines, one of the nation’s leading moving companies, today announces its annual driver appreciation event, known as BRAVO (Boosting Recognition of Atlas Van Operators), is scheduled for April 16-20. This week-long affair recognizes the hard-working drivers who travel ...

Super Service Increases Linehaul Revenue

March 16, 2012

Grand Rapids, MI (March 15, 2012) - Super Service, LLC, announces that due to company-wide growth they are increasing Owner-Operator percentage compensation from 65 percent gross revenue to 70 percent.

Larry Severson Named 2011 Owner Operator of the Year by Truckload Carriers Association and Randall-Reilly

March 09, 2012

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and partner Randall Business Media & Information Company (Randall-Reilly) are pleased to announce the grand prizewinner of the much anticipated 2011 Owner Operator of the Year competition: Larry Severson of Vadnais Heights, Minn., who ...

TCA and Randall-Reilly Announce 2011 Company Driver of the Year is John Moeller

March 09, 2012

During the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Annual Convention at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Fla., TCA and partner Randall-Reilly Business Media & Information Company (Randall-Reilly) announced that John Moeller of Marshfield, Wisc., is the grand prizewinner ...

DAS Adds Wilson®, Francis®, and Astatic® Brands to its RoadPro® Family of Brands

March 01, 2012

DAS is pleased to announce the acquisition of a number of brands featuring Wilson, Francis and Astatic into its RoadPro Family of Brands.

30th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs® Coming to Speedco in Joplin, Mo.

February 29, 2012

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The 30th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs® will be held May 17-19, 2012 at the Speedco in Joplin, Mo. Cash and prizes will be in excess of $25,000. Shell Rotella SuperRigs® will feature a number of fun and entertaining ...

ATLAS VAN LINES REWARDS PROFESSIONAL VAN OPERATORS DURING ANNUAL WEEK-LONG BRAVO EVENT

February 23, 2012

Atlas Van Lines, one of the nation’s leading moving companies, today announces its annual driver appreciation event, known as BRAVO (Boosting Recognition of Atlas Van Operators), is scheduled for April 16-20. This week-long affair recognizes the hard-working drivers who travel ...

Goodyear Names Finalists for 29th Highway Hero Award

February 16, 2012

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named the finalists for its 29th North America Highway Hero Award.

It’s time to Salute the Women Behind the Wheel!

February 16, 2012

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The sight of nearly 300 women in red t-shirts at the Mid-America Trucking Show always turns a few heads. The shrieks and hugs from the participants ...

TMC Transportation Honors Louis Steele II With Top Award

February 16, 2012

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TMC Transportation, the largest privately-held flatbed carrier in the nation, recently honored Louis Steele II of Bowling Green, VA with the highest driver honor given by TMC, the Wheel Master Award for 2011.

Fikes Companies Increase Contractor Compensation

February 15, 2012

The Fikes Family of Companies announced an increase in compensation to Owner Operators who bring their own trucks, trailers and tags to a contract. Both Fikes Truck Line and FTL Custom Commodities are now paying 80% of gross revenue to ...

BAYLOR TRUCKING ANNOUNCES DRIVER PAY INCREASE

February 13, 2012

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Baylor Trucking, Inc., a 300-truck dry van fleet located in Milan, Ind., recently announced a pay raise for company drivers allowing them to make up to $.44 per mile. Effective February 1, 2012, Baylor also instituted a minimum weekly ...

Panther Expedited Services Offers $15,000 Sign-On Bonus

February 13, 2012

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Panther Expedited Services is implementing a new owner operator Sign-On Bonus of up to $15,000 for tractor teams and straight truck teams.

Continental Launches Improved Road Service Program and Seeks Mascot Name, Giving away iPad2

February 08, 2012

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Bragging rights for creative prowess and ownership of an iPad® 2 are at stake in a new contest from Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (“Continental”). The tire manufacturer’s Commercial Vehicle Tire business unit announced Friday that to commemorate improvements to ...

Feature: Is Trucking In Your Blood?

February 02, 2012

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Until recently, I’d never considered what forces may have drawn me into the trucking industry. My own introduction to the industry came after a headhunter found an opening with an ocean carrier who had their own in-house truckers. Twenty-two ...

Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge Announce Winners of Best Fleets to Drive for Survey and Contest

February 01, 2012

After months of nominations, interviews, and scoring, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge are proud to announce the 2012 winners of Best Fleets to Drive For, a survey and contest that identifies North American for-hire trucking companies that provide ...

TCA Announces Division Winners of 2011 National Fleet Safety Awards

February 01, 2012

Alexandria, Virginia – With safety at the heart of the trucking industry’s priorities, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) proudly announces the division winners of its 36th annual National Fleet Safety Awards. Sponsored by Great West Casualty Company, ...

MICHELIN RENEWS SUPPORT FOR ‘BACK ON THE ROAD’ 2012

January 27, 2012

Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) will continue to support Arrow Truck Sales’ “Back on the RoadTM Program” as a 2012 sponsor. The Back On The Road program provides one deserving truck driver with a truck and a job to get ...

Con-way Truckload Recognizes December Drivers of the Month

January 25, 2012

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), recently announced its December Drivers of the Month.

EPES TRANSPORT WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

January 25, 2012

Epes Transport System, a North Carolina-based truckload carrier, was recently named the Walmart General Merchandise Gold Carrier of the Year, an elite award given each year to a Walmart service partner that demonstrates excellence in operations, customer service and consistent ...

EPES TRANSPORT WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

January 25, 2012

Epes Transport System, a North Carolina-based truckload carrier, was recently named the Walmart General Merchandise Gold Carrier of the Year, an elite award given each year to a Walmart service partner that demonstrates excellence in operations, customer service and consistent ...

Red Eye Radio Network Presents Country Music Icon “Randy Travis”At 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show

January 24, 2012

At the 2012 Mid America Trucking Show, Red Eye Radio’s lobby booth will once again be the premier country music star sighting location March 22nd-24th, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. Eric Harley, host of Red Eye Radio, will be on hand ...

Prime inc. recognizes million mile achievements

January 19, 2012

Prime recently recognized 13 of its drivers for reaching 1 million or 2 million miles of safe driving for the company during October and November.

Hill Brothers Transportation Increases Driver Pay

January 18, 2012

Hill Brothers Transportation, Inc. is pleased to announced a pay increase for all company solo drivers, company team drivers and owner operators.

Women In Trucking Association and Navistar to honor trucking’s most influential woman for second year

January 17, 2012

Historically, the trucking industry existed as a male-dominated environment, however, more women are now enjoying rewarding careers as drivers, managers and executives. The Women In Trucking Association, with the support of Navistar, Inc., created an award to honor the ...

PILOT FLYING J ANNOUNCES FREE 2012 WINTER DIESEL ADDITIVE PROGRAM

January 17, 2012

Pilot Flying J has announced its annual winter diesel additive program at participating Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas in colder climates across the U.S. The additive program, which is being offered free of charge, helps reduce winter-month ...

Celadon Trucking Services Recognized By Walmart

December 27, 2011

Celadon Group Inc.’s Celadon Trucking Services announced on December 19, 2011, that it was awarded by Walmart Stores, Inc. its prestigious General Merchandise Platinum Carrier of the Year award.

Countdown on to MoonPie Over Mobile

December 27, 2011

MOBILE PREPARES FOR 350 POUND MOONPIE DROP; LAKESIDE AND THREE DOG NIGHT TO ENTERTAIN MOBILE, Ala., December 26, 2011 – The corner of St. Joseph and St. Francis Streets in downtown Mobile will be the hot spot for New Year’s fun ...

Obama Administration’s Final Hours-of-Service Rule Puts Safety in the Backseat

December 22, 2011

Today, leaders of the American Trucking Associations expressed their frustration and disappointment that the Obama administration issued an unjustified final rule governing hours-of-service that will do nothing to improve highway safety, but will very likely increase the risk of truck-involved ...

U.S. Department of Transportation Takes Action to Ensure Truck Driver Rest Time and Improve Safety Behind the Wheel

December 22, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a final rule that employs the latest research in driver fatigue to make sure truck drivers can get the rest they need to operate safely when on the road. The new rule ...

Trucking Industry Encouraged to View New Highway Angel

December 14, 2011

As video gains popularity, another step is taken toward goal of changing trucking’s image! The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has an important job for each and every person reading this ...

Maverick Transportation Announces New Truck Order of 350 Units

December 08, 2011

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Maverick Transportation, LLC, recently announced that they will begin taking delivery on 350 new trucks in the 1st quarter of 2012. The new equipment will be 2012 and 2013 Freightliner Cascadias equipped with electronic onboard recorders, auxiliary power units, and ...

White River Transportation Announces Launch of Social Media, Recruiting Programs to Keep Up with Growth and Customer Demand

December 07, 2011

BURR RIDGE, Ill. – December 7, 2011 – White River Transportation, an agent of Time Dispatch Services Inc., has announced a number of new initiatives designed to keep pace with its steady growth coupled with a brand launch that for ...

CRETE CARRIER, SHAFFER TRUCKING, & HUNT TRANSPORTATION NAMED TOP-PAYING CARRIERS

December 06, 2011

The National Transportation Institute, publishers of the National Survey of Driver Wages has awarded Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking, and Hunt Transportation it’s coveted Top Pay Carrier designation. To earn this elite award a carrier must qualify in three critical categories ...

Nation’s Best Truck Drivers Provide Life-Saving Tips to Motorists During Thanksgiving Day Travel

November 18, 2011

Over 42.5 million motorists are expected to travel over 50 miles this Thanksgiving Holiday (Wednesday - Sunday), according to AAA. Elite professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles will offer advice on how to navigate safely through highway ...

ACS, A Xerox Company, Announces 100% Image Guarantee for TripPak MOBILE™ Smart Phone Solution

November 03, 2011

Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), A Xerox Company, has announced a 100 percent image guarantee for the company’s TripPak MOBILE™ smart phone solution. If a fleet is not 100 percent satisfied with the image quality of any transaction, the ...

MICHELIN AMERICAS TRUCK TIRES KICKS OFF MICHELIN® X ONE® TIRE PHOTO CONTEST

November 03, 2011

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MICHELIN X One Tire Owners Given Opportunity to Win X One Tire Merchandise Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) is offering the trucking community an online photo contest for its MICHELIN® X One® wide single truck tires. “Riding on MICHELIN® X ...

Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. Announces Agreement on Dry Freight Assets

October 20, 2011

On October 5th, 2011, Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: FFEX) announced that it would restructure its dry freight service offerings. This announcement advised that the Company intended to sell approximately 435 dry van trailers, which account for all ...

NextTruck Introduces New Web-Only Business Model

October 19, 2011

CROSSVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NextTruck, the nation's premier source for semi-trucks and trailers for sale, has introduced a new web-only business model built around the concept of "List for Free, Pay for Results."

LinkAmerica Announces New Settlement Package for Owner Operators

October 18, 2011

Tulsa, Oklahoma based, regional truck line carrier LinkAmerica is strong and growing since its acquisition by Tenex Capital Management Group in July.

Graves: ‘Inviting, Long Road Ahead for Trucking’

October 17, 2011

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his annual State of the Industry Address, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves said that despite the prevailing political and economic uncertainty in the country, the United States and the ...

Rand McNally Deploys TND™ 760 Fleet Edition to First Customers

October 17, 2011

Grapevine, Texas, October 17, 2011 – Less than three months after announcing its next-generation in-cab EOBR, the TND™ 760 Fleet Edition, Rand McNally is rolling out the game-changing device to its first customers.

AVERITT EXPRESS: PAY INCREASE FOR TRUCKLOAD DRIVERS

October 12, 2011

Cookeville, TN based, Averitt Express has made a practice of setting new standards since opening its doors in 1971. With a commitment to improve the quality of life of their associates, year after year, the 40 year old company announced ...

Avram Worldwide LLC Announces Acquisition of Hurricane Express LLC

October 12, 2011

Central Indiana logistics firm completes the acquisition of flatbed truck line to diversify service offering and help fuel continued growth

Popular AASHTO App Now Available On Android OS Devices

October 12, 2011

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials today announced that the popular AASHTO Mobile app is now available for Android powered mobile devices.

Love’s Travel Stop opens in DeMotte, Indiana

October 12, 2011

Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) today announced it opened a new travel stop in DeMotte, Ind., at Interstate 65, Exit 230.

OWENS CORNING RECOGNIZES CRETE CARRIER FOR SERVICE EXCELLENCE

October 12, 2011

Owens Corning recently named Crete Carrier as a recipient of a 2010 Global Logistics Carrier Excellence award.

C.R. England Unveiled LNG Tractor/Trailer Fleet at Ribbon Cutting Celebration

October 12, 2011

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C.R. England, one of North America’s largest transportation providers, today unveiled a new fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tractors to be used in its Ontario, California Dedicated operation division. The announcement was made at the Ontario Convention Center ...

Big G Express Wins Carrier of the Year Award

September 28, 2011

Big G Express, Inc was awarded Carrier of the Year by Continental Mills in recognition of its excellent customer service, on-time deliveries and timely load status reports. In addition to a handsome plaque for display, the award included a $1,000 ...

Design Transportation Services Inc. Awarded Carrier of the Year by The Container Store®

September 15, 2011

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The Container Store, the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products, has awarded their coveted Carrier of the Year award to Dallas based Design Transportation Services Inc., for the ninth consecutive year.

Maverick Transportation Announces Tuition Reimbursement Program for Student Drivers

September 14, 2011

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Maverick Transportation, LLC, recently announced that they will begin a tuition reimbursement program for qualified student drivers. The objective of the new program is to ease the financial burden for new commercial driver’s license graduates employed by Maverick. It also ...

Maverick Transportation Announces Tuition Reimbursement Program for Student Drivers

September 14, 2011

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Maverick Transportation, LLC, recently announced that they will begin a tuition reimbursement program for qualified student drivers. The objective of the new program is to ease the financial burden for new commercial driver’s license graduates employed by Maverick. It also ...

Nominations Now Open for TCA’s Best Fleets to Drive For Contest and Survey

September 01, 2011

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Now through October 31, 2011, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) will accept nominations for its 2012 Best Fleets to Drive For contest and survey. Company drivers and owner operators may nominate trucking companies by completing an application form on www.BestFleetsToDriveFor.com.

Transport America Named Top Truckload Dry Freight Provider in 2011 Quest for Quality

August 30, 2011

Logistics Management, a magazine and eNewsletter containing up-to-date information for the transportation industry has named Transport America a winner in the 2011 Quest for Quality awards. The Quest of Quality Award is the most prestigious award in the transportation ...

Con-way Truckload Helps Potential Truck Drivers in Detroit Secure Brighter Future Amid Tough Economic Conditions

July 25, 2011

Company expects to hire 40 new drivers per month through partnership with local driving school; program also offers discounted, subsidized tuition to qualified candidates

DAS Leads Retailers “Back to the Future”

June 20, 2011

LANCASTER, PA, June 15, 2011/-- DAS, Inc – RoadPro Brands, On May 4th – 6th, DAS Inc, the nation’s leading travel center distributor, held its annual Travel Center show themed ”Back to the Future." DAS took over ...

“Mission Accomplished”: Schneider National Driver Marks Four Million Accident-Free Miles Iowa’s Mark DeSotel Reaches Landmark Milestone

May 17, 2011

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In 1976, Mark DeSotel first got behind the wheel of a Schneider National truck and embarked on the journey toward his own remarkable achievement. He didn’t know it then, but DeSotel’s first accident-free mile would be followed by 3,999,999 million ...

CalArk International Names

May 13, 2011

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  CalArk International is honored to announce that Charles and Helen Mikus of Yorktown, Texas have been chosen as the company's 2010 Drivers ...

Landstar-Episcopal High School Team Up to Provide Tornado Relief Supplies

May 13, 2011

Landstar System, Inc., a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation, warehousing and logistics services, is teaming up with Episcopal High School of Jacksonville in support of a relief drive for victims of the tornados ...

When Osama Bin Laden Was Pronounced Dead, Midnight Trucking Radio Network Reported it Immediately LIVE!

May 13, 2011

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With the recent world news and disasters in the U.S., one syndicated radio program, The Midnight Trucking Radio Network has maintained a key focus: to be on top of the world news as it happens. The Midnight Radio ...

Handy Hardware Selects Averitt Express as Dedicated Contract Carriage Provider

May 03, 2011

Handy Hardware, a cooperative of independent hardware supply retailers headquartered in Houston, Texas, has selected Averitt Express to provide dedicated contract carriage services.

JUST ARRIVING! 2012 VOLVO & INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS!

April 06, 2011

Knight Transportation is excited about the 1,400 (2012) tractors that are being delivered to their service centers now! Drivers are raving about the bright and shiny Volvo VN670s and International ProStars, equipped with best-of-breed technology and systems.

American Central Transport Honors 2010 Safety Stars; Names Driver of the Year

March 22, 2011

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(Liberty, MO) - American Central Transport, Inc. (ACT) has selected Edmund Bruce Gray as the 2010 Safety Star "Driver of the Year" and has also recognized 45 others who qualified as a Safety Star all four quarters of 2010. Eligibility ...

Rand McNally Launches Next Generation of TruckPC

March 17, 2011

In-cab unit now features fully integrated IntelliRoute® TND™ navigation   San Diego, Calif., March 14, 2011 – Rand McNally today introduced significant enhancements to its TruckPC mobile communication system at the Truckload Carriers’ Association Annual Convention.  TruckPC is ...

Rand McNally’s MileMaker® and IntelliRoute® Software Deliver Industry-first Updates

March 17, 2011

San Diego, Calif., March 13, 2011 – Rand McNally’s industry-standard transportation software products, MileMaker® and IntelliRoute®, have been upgraded with advanced routing capabilities and newly available data to add profitability to the bottom line.

Cobra Electronics to Unveil New 29 LX LCD Citizens Band Radio at the Mid-America Trucking Show

March 08, 2011

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Cobra Electronics Corporation (Nasdaq: COBR), the number one choice of professional drivers and leading manufacturer of Citizens Band (CB) Radios, today announced the company is unveiling the new 29 LX at the Mid-America Trucking Show, which is taking place from ...

Increased business opens up owner-operator opportunities

March 04, 2011

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking currently have more than 250 owner-operators behind the wheel and are looking to add more. Our business model is unique because owner-operators really are small business owners, whether they currently own a tractor or want ...

Panther Expedited Services Increases Sign-On Bonus

March 03, 2011

Panther Expedited Services, Inc. has announced generous sign-on bonuses for solo and team owner/operators, as well as fleet owners. Effective immediately, owner/operators will receive $2,500 for straight trucks and $4,000 for tractors. Team owner/operators will receive a sign-on bonus of $5,000 ...

Marten Transport Increases Driver Pay

March 03, 2011

Marten Transport, a Wisconsin-based certified top paying carrier, continues to lead the trucking industry as a premium employer with another raise in driver pay announced as effective April 1.

Barr-Nunn Officially Raises Owner Operator Pay Again

February 23, 2011

Granger IA, 2/23/2011- Barr-Nunn Transportation again announced its “Pure Pay” raise for Owner-Operators, which will be effective February 21, 2011, raising the base rate to $0.98 cents loaded and $0.70 cents empty. Barr-Nunn also announced a raise for its hazmat ...

Jacobson Increases Sign-On Bonus For New Contractors

February 23, 2011

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(Des Moines, Iowa) - Jacobson Companies has announced an increase in their sign-on bonus offered to owner operators. Effective immediately, new contractors who sign with Jacobson will receive $2,500, up from the previous $1,000 sign-on bonus.

Maverick Transportation Announces New Truck Order of 500 Units

February 22, 2011

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Maverick Transportation, LLC, recently announced that they will begin taking delivery on 500 new trucks in the 2nd quarter of 2011. The fleet upgrade will consist of 2011 Freightliner Cascadias equipped with the latest in safety technology and driver comfort. ...

Trimac Transportation Wins 2011 Best Fleets to Drive For by The TCA

February 21, 2011

Houston, TX- The Truckload Carrier Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge announced Trimac Transportation as a winner of the 2011 Best Fleets to Drive For award. The award recognizes North American carriers whom provide the best work environments for their drivers and ...

Bay & Bay Transportation Recognizes Outstanding Drivers

February 21, 2011

Bay & Bay Transportation recognized outstanding drivers at its First Annual Driver Award Banquet held January 19, 2011 at the Pool & Yacht Club in Lilydale, MN.

Drivers Can Now Submit Comments To FMCSA Through TripPak Mobile

February 21, 2011

Drivers can now submit comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on the proposed Hours of Service (HOS) rules directly from their smart phone via TripPak MOBILE.  TripPak MOBILE is a free application that is available for download ...

MAVERICK NAMES 2010 DRIVER OF THE YEAR

February 15, 2011

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Maverick Transportation announced Ed Tillman of Doniphan, MO, as their 2010 Driver of the Year on Friday, February 4, 2010 at their annual Driver of the Year award presentation.

Averitt Continues to Expand Flatbed Services, Adds Jobs

February 15, 2011

Averitt Express continues to expand the flatbed operation it launched in early 2009 and is ready to add even more drivers due to growth.

INCREASED BUSINESS OPENS UP OWNER-OPERATOR OPPORTUNITIES

February 11, 2011

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking currently have more than 250 Owner-Operators behind the wheel and are looking to add more to the fleet. Crete and Shaffer take pride in the fact that they have a reputation of hiring the most ...

TCA Announces 2011 Best Fleets to Drive For

February 11, 2011

Twenty companies are recognized for having the best workplaces for truck drivers; five upcoming companies are identified as “Best Fleets to Watch”

TCA Announces 2011 Best Fleets to Drive For

February 11, 2011

Twenty companies are recognized for having the best workplaces for truck drivers; five upcoming companies are identified as “Best Fleets to Watch”

AVAILABILITY BONUS FOR TEAM DRIVERS AT LAND SPAN, INC. OFFERS MORE FLEXIBILITY

February 07, 2011

Land Span, Inc. recently launched its availability bonus program to team company drivers, offering them more flexibility and control over their earnings. The program allows teams to decide if they want to remain available for 24 days of each 28-day ...

Missouri Firm to Increase Workforce

February 07, 2011

R&R Transportation Group of Duenweg, Missouri (www.randrtruck.com) has announced plans to immediately contract 40 additional Owner Operator Team Trucks in response to increased demand for service according to Jeff Herr, R&R President and CEO.

“Give So That Others May Live”

February 07, 2011

The Trucking Solutions Group is partnering with the American Red Cross to sponsor the first blood drive at a major trucking show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m on Friday, April 1, 2011 during the Mid America Trucking Show.

Custom Rigs Pride & Polish Announces National Championship Series

February 01, 2011

Top truck beauty show winners from across the country will meet in Dallas this August to compete for the ultimate prize: the Custom Rigs Pride & Polish National Championship.

Two Truck Drivers in Running for National ‘Carhartt Tough’ Contest

February 01, 2011

Truck Drivers, John Irish from West Allis, MN and Bubba Peters from Seattle, WA are two of 12 finalists in the national Are You Carhartt Tough? Contest. Voting will take place through Feb. 28 at www.CarharttRental.com, and two grand prize ...

CRETE CARRIER OPENS NEW INDIANAPOLIS TERMINA

January 24, 2011

Crete Carrier Corporation opened the doors to its new Indianapolis, Indiana, terminal January, 28, 2011. The terminal, located on the west side of Indianapolis, sits next to Interstate 465 and Sam Jones Expressway, and can be accessed using ...

Transport America Acquires Southern Cal Transport

January 20, 2011

Eagan, MN – January 12, 2011. Transport America recently announced its acquisition of Birmingham, Alabama based Southern Cal Transport. The acquisition will create a company with more than 2,200 drivers, making it one of the top 15 for-hire ...

American Central Transport Driver Recognized for Helping Stranded Motorist

December 27, 2010

American Central Transport, Inc. (ACT) has just honored owner operator Mike Kahre for coming to the aid of a fellow motorist while on duty.

MCT Names Daniel Allen Driver of the Month

December 15, 2010

(Sioux Falls, SD) - Midwest Coast Transport (MCT) has selected Daniel Allen as the MCT Driver of the Month for October, 2010. Allen has driven with MCT since February of 2008.

Miller Transporters, Inc.

December 14, 2010

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Miller Transporters, Inc announces the opening of their newest facility in New Orleans, LA. Brandon Mosley, formerly a dispatcher at Miller’s Mobile, AL facility has accepted the position as the terminal manager. A Daphne, AL native, Brandon has ...

Roadrunner Transportation Services Announces New Contractor Sign-On Incentive Of Up To $10,000

October 22, 2010

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Roadrunner Transportation Services (RRTS) announced the addition of a sign-on incentive for new contractors who lease on with the company beginning October 1, 2010.

Barr-Nunn Transportation Commemorates 28th Year behind the Wheel

October 22, 2010

Barr-Nunn Transportation, leading national trucking firms, is happily celebrating their 28th year in operation. Although these days Barr-Nunn is among the 200 largest truckload carriers in the U.S., they proudly claim that they still run based on the ...

NEW HOME WEEKLY FLEETS AVAILABLE

October 18, 2010

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking now have home weekly fleets available in several areas throughout the country. Drivers will be paid on practical route miles, and can enjoy home time on a weekly basis. A safe driver with a good background ...

Maverick Transportation’s Dean Newell Named ATA National Safety Director of the Year

October 18, 2010

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Maverick Transportation’s Vice President of Safety and Training, Dean Newell, was recently named National Safety Director of the Year by the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Safety Management Council at its annual Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition in ...

West Side Transport Offers $1,000 Sign-On Bonus For Company Drivers & Owner Operators

September 24, 2010

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West Side Transport has announced its plan to pay $1,000 sign-on bonuses to all newly hired company drivers and owner operators.

PTDI-Certified Truck Driver Training Courses Expect to Benefit from Economy, CSA 2010

September 20, 2010

Despite a slow-growth economy, driver training program administrators with recently certified or recertified Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) courses are experiencing an increase in demand for their graduates and expect to benefit from the Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010 initiative.

Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab Offers Free Health & Wellness Checks to Celebrate National Truck

September 20, 2010

In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2010 (Sept. 19-25), Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab www.roadsidemed.com wants to thank the professional drivers who deliver the food we eat, the medicine we need, and the clothes we wear, by providing ...

Greatwide Logistics Services Recognizes Drivers and Their Families During 2010 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 20, 2010

Greatwide Logistics Services, a national provider of third-party logistics services, is taking time out this week - National Truck Driver Appreciation Week - to honor the work and commitment of its more than 4,000 truck drivers. Greatwide executives and senior ...

Barry Eckert Named TCA Highway Angel

September 14, 2010

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Epes Transport System driver protected a small child
who had wandered onto a busy road Barry Eckert, a professional truck driver for Epes Transport System, Inc., of Greensboro, N.C., has been named a Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Highway Angel for protecting a ...

Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab Announces Corporate and Driver Wellness Program with Covenant Transport

September 14, 2010

Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab is partnering with Covenant Transport to roll-out the Roadside Medical Driver Wellness program, giving drivers and corporate employees access to the most comprehensive wellness program in the trucking industry, including medical programs, rewards and additional ...

KLLM Increases Pay for Regional Drivers, Contractors and Lease-Contractors

September 14, 2010

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KLLM Transportation Services has announced a pay increase for its Southeast and Midwest regional lead drivers, contractors and lease-purchase contractors.

CRETE CARRIER OPENS NEW KNOXVILLE TERMINAL

September 13, 2010

Crete Carrier Corporation opened the doors to its new Knoxville, Tennessee, terminal in September. The new terminal, located west of Knoxville, sits next to Interstate 40 and Highway 321, and can be accessed using exits 364 and 362. The physical ...

H.O. Wolding, Inc. Introduces Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health Insurance Benefits

September 01, 2010

H.O. Wolding, Inc. (H.O.W), a leading trucking company located in Amherst, Wisconsin, with 350 tractors and 1200 trailers nationwide, recently introduced premium Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance benefits.

H.O.W Driver, Bill Bowering Awarded National Highway Angel Recognition

September 01, 2010

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Bill Bowering, Fulton, NY native and professional Class A CDL truck driver for H.O. Wolding, Inc. (H.O.W) of Amherst, WI, was named a Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Highway Angel for steadfast bravery and compassion in the face of a deadly ...

SalSon Logistics’ Fleet Expands Impressively

August 30, 2010

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To expand its truckload division, SalSon Logistics took delivery in August of 50 Freightliner Select 2007 or newer tractors.

Hornady Transportation Purchases New Kenworth T660 Tractors

August 30, 2010

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Monroeville, Alabama - August 27, 2010 - Hornady Transportation LLC announced today that the company has purchased thirty new Kenworth T660 tractors. The new rigs are scheduled to start rolling this month. Renzy Hill, Hornady's supervisor of maintenance said the ...

CONTRACTORS & DRIVERS OF THE MONTH NAMED AT PRIME

August 23, 2010

Driving associates in Prime inc.'s refrigerated, flatbed, and tanker divisions were recently honored for exhibiting exceptional service, safety practices, professionalism and productivity.

Transport Corporation of America, Inc. (“Transport America”) Receives 2009 Mid-Sized Carrier of the Year Award from Limited Brands.

August 20, 2010

Limited Brands (NYSE: LTD) in Columbus, Ohio, recognized Transport America for the second consecutive year as the company’s Mid-Sized (Class II) Carrier of the Year. The annual award is based on a number of criteria, including on-time performance, strength of ...

SMITH & SOLOMON INVESTS HEAVILY IN THEIR FLEET

July 20, 2010

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With the demand for CDL drivers ever increasing Smith & Solomon Commercial Driver Training, a leading East Coast school with more than 25 years of training experience and 30,000 graduates, has announced the acquisition of a fleet of ...

CVSA’s 2010 Roadcheck Results Show Strong Rate of Compliance

July 14, 2010

Results from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Roadcheck 2010 show that the commercial motor vehicle industry is hovering close to the record low out-of-service rates set during 2009. Figures show ...

TRIPLE CROWN SERVICES BRINGS JOBS TO HARRISBURG, PA

July 07, 2010

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Triple Crown Services has an immediate hiring need for independent contractors in the Harrisburg, Pa. area. Plus, this top rated carrier is also offering a $2,500 sign on bonus until July 31st for these openings.

PILOT TRAVEL CENTERS AND FLYING J FINALIZE MERGER

July 07, 2010

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Merger combines more than 550 branded travel centers in North America