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KLLM earns Carrier of the Year award

Alice Deters

Big news from KLLM. The Jackson, MS-based temperature controlled truckload carrier just announced that they were the recipients of the Transplace Truckload Carrier of the Year for 2014. KLLM National Account Manager Russell Wooten accepted the award during the Transplace Carrier Symposium, held in … read more

Decker announces Drivers of the Month

Alice Deters

Decker Truck Line, Inc. have announced their June 2015 Drivers of the Month. Drivers Dave Stofer, Shawn Landfear, James Vail, Willis Mays, III and Drayper Lee have all received the prestigious award. Dave Stofer was named the Driver of the Month for the Ft. Dodge/Ft. Wayne Reefer/Van Division. Diane… read more

Landstar honors drivers for safe driving

Alice Deters

Landstar recently paid tribute to its best and safest owner-operators during the 4th Annual Landstar Business Capacity Owners (BCO) All-Star Celebration event held earlier this month. BCO is the term Landstar uses for the independent owner-operators who provide the company with transportation … read more

Con-way Truckload, KLLM receive top awards

Holley Young

Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics solutions, recently honored Con-way Truckload with its Carrier of the Year designation for 2014. “It’s very gratifying to see the results of our commitment to providing consistently excellent customer … read more

Schneider salutes military members with Ride of Pride

Alice Deters

Ride of Pride driver Jay Hull. Schneider has a long history of holding military veterans to high regard. The company is also an employer of thousands of associates with military experience. This Fourth of July, they’re at it again with the Ride of Pride, a truck series designed to be rolling … read more

Fourth of July traffic up, gas prices down

Alice Deters

AAA announced that they expect 41.9 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more from home during this year’s Fourth of July weekend, the most since 2007. This would be a 0.7 percent increase from the 41.6 million people who traveled last year. The Independence Day holiday travel period is defined… read more

Waiver draws veterans to trucking

Alice Deters

In many ways, the trucking industry and the military seem to be closely tied. From the partnership in the wreaths across America program to a number of trucking companies with special initiatives focused on putting veterans back to work, veterans seem to find a home in the trucking industry time and… read more

FMCSA issues out-of-service orders

Alice Deters

The FMCSA has ordered two trucking companies to shut down immediately. Rhino Displays out of Payson, Illinois and Prudential Carriers based in Hampton, Georgia were both instructed to cease operations immediately after federal investigations revealed a number of widespread violations of critical … read more

American Central Transport honored for commitment to safety

Alice Deters

American Central Transport is being recognized for their commitment to safety. The company received a Gold Award from Great West Casualty Company as part of the 2014 Workplace Safety Awards Program. “We’re honored to be recognized for our safety record and we thank Great West for this … read more

Transport America reveals new pay increase

Alice Deters

Transport America, who was recently named one of the fastest growing carriers by Transport Topics, recently announced a pay increase for its owner operators. As a result of the pay change, now all of the company’s independent contractors will now be able to earn $1 per mile. “Every single person… read more

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