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FMCSA shuts down Mortise Trucking in SC

Alice Deters

The FMCSA has declared Carnell Pompey, a Darlington, South Carolina-based trucking company which is doing business as Mortise Trucking Company, an imminent hazard to public safety and have ordered the company to shut down immediately. “Any vehicle, especially a large commercial combination … read more

Road Scholar working to bring missing woman home

Alice Deters

Road Scholar Transport, a Pennsylvania-based trucking company, is doing its part to help bring a missing woman home. The company has decided to join the search to help find Renee LaManna by redesigning one of its trailers into a rolling billboard. Renee LaManna has been missing since January 8, … read more

National Carriers names first female NCI Driver of the Year

Alice Deters

National Carriers, Inc. is excited to announce that Goldie Seymour, a Lease Operator from Wagoner, Okla., has been named the NCI 2014 Driver of the Year. This is the first time in National Carriers’ 47-year history that a woman has won Driver of the Year. The announcement was made at the NCI … read more

Covenant Transport named Wal-Mart’s Strength Through Partnership Carrier of the Year

Holley Young

Covenant Transport was recently recognized as Wal-Mart’s 2014 “Strength Through Partnership Carrier of the Year” at a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the carrier’s headquarters Wal-Mart selected the trucking company as the lucky winner for its dedication to customer service, effective… read more

Hill Brothers Transportation rolls out new pay package

Alice Deters

Hill Brothers Transportation recently unveiled a new driver pay package and pay increase for over-the-road/national fleet drivers. The new pay package and increase took effect April 1st. The Hill Brothers’ pay scale allows drivers to earn up to $.54 per mile, including Hazmat and bonuses. The new … read more

WIT announces Image Team will improve trucking’s image

Jessica Holt

Ingrid Brown, Stephanie Klang, WIT President Ellen Voie, Carol Nixon, Allyson Hay, Wyzeena Heeny. The Women In Trucking organization has announced the launch of its Image Team. The goal of the Image Team is to further represent the mission of WIT while creating more awareness about the need for more… read more

Chinese Businessmen Tour Port of West Memphis

Jessica Holt

In 2012 the city of West Memphis, Arkansas received a $10.9 million grant to expand the rail infrastructure at its port. This funding served as a means to advance the expansion of the West Memphis Intermodal project that was intended to advance the industrial and shipping effectiveness in the area. … read more

American Central Transport raises driver pay

Alice Deters

American Central Transport is ready to “Raise the Standard” by raising pay for its company drivers! As of March 25, 2015, American Central Transport company drivers can now earn a maximum of $.50 per mile for all miles plus a fuel bonus. Phillip Wilt, ACT Chief Operating Officer said that the … read more

Dot Foods says “Earn While You Learn”

Alice Deters

As Dot Foods continues to grow, it has announced an exciting opportunity for aspiring professional drivers. The company is launching an “Earn While You Learn” program, where the company will pay new drivers to attend professional driving school through its distribution center in Wayne County, … read more

Arpin Group wins Clean Energy Award

Alice Deters

It’s time for The Arpin Group to celebrate! The Arpin Group, an industry leader in full-service moving and storage solutions, was recently named the winner of the 2015 Clean Energy Future Award for its leadership in sustainable energy practices. The award was presented by U.S. Senator Jack Reed, … read more

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