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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 ... February 23rd, 2012

Goodyear Names Finalists for 29th Highway Hero Award

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named the finalists for its 29th North America Highway Hero Award. February 16th, 2012

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

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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 ... February 16th, 2012

TMC Transportation Honors Louis Steele II With Top Award

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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. February 16th, 2012

Fikes Companies Increase Contractor Compensation

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 ... February 15th, 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 ... February 13th, 2012

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

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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. February 13th, 2012

Feature: Is Trucking In Your Blood?

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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 ... February 2nd, 2012

Do I have to produce my Logbook?

A driver sent in the following form and asked my opinion as to whether he should use it if he were stopped. I reproduce it exactly as I received it for your review. However, I caution you to ... February 1st, 2012

Second-Round Santa

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Santa has come and gone, and assuming you were on his “nice” list, you probably received at least one of two tech gifts over the holidays. The tech gizmos are great, but they almost always need a few accessories for ... February 1st, 2012