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Covenant Teams Collect $368,000 in Bonuses in May

Covenant Teams Collect $368,000 in Bonuses in May Launched Feb. 1, nearly $500,000 paid out under program by mid-year point From news release CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Leaders at Covenant Transport were excited about April’s teaming bonus pay out of $88,000. Then the good news got even better. In May, the expedited shipping specialist paid out $368,000 to 184 driving teams...

written on: 06-21-2018

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For Some Drivers, Down Time Means Tee Time

For Some Drivers, Down Time Means Tee Time By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief Travis Griffin and Robert H. Carroll are a couple of golfers who have clubs, will travel and with the kind of job they have they’re never far away from a golf course. They’re both over-the-road truckers and as avid golfers you can imagine the emotional tug on their sleeve as ...

written on: 06-15-2018

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Life Is Grand: Veteran Alabama Driver Looks Back On Big Day

Life Is Grand: Veteran Alabama Driver Looks Back On His Big Day By Al Muskewitz Editor in Chief It might have happened more than a decade ago, but Alphonso Lewis remembers everything about the biggest day in his trucking career as if it were yesterday. The veteran YRC Freight driver from Montgomery became Alabama’s first and only Grand Champion of the National ...

written on: 06-07-2018

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Trucking With a Four-Legged Friend

Trucking With A Four-Legged Friend By Al Muskewitz Editor in Chief Paul Schmuck loves driving his truck. He also loves Chip, his Jack Russell terrier. He couldn’t imagine being on the road without him. Chip has gone along for the ride ever since Schmuck got him as a six-week-old pup. That was 11½ years ago and they’ve been riding side-by-side ever since, even to ...

written on: 05-30-2018

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Covenant Celebrates True Teams With Real Money

Celebrating True Teams With Real Money CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The first group of Covenant Transport driving teams have collected on the carrier’s new $40,000 Teaming Bonus and company leaders anticipate results being the same or better in the month ahead. By the end of April, 44 teams triggered Covenant’s new $40,000 Teaming Bonus program by eclipsing 60,000 paid ...

written on: 05-24-2018

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Red Classic enhances driver benefit package

Red Classic enhances driver benefit package Red Classic, a full-service transportation company with roots in one of the world’s most iconic brands, has announced the largest pay increase in company history as part of a comprehensive enhancement to its driver benefit package impacting compensation, scheduling and home time. The change includes an Over-the-Road company ...

written on: 05-24-2018

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Trucking, logistics companies making the Fortune 1000

Trucking, logistics companies in Fortune 1000 Fortune Magazine released the 64th running of its Fortune 500 companies – actually extending the list to 1,000 – and trucking, logistics and freight deliveries companies were well represented on the powerhouse list. Nineteen transportation companies representing trucking and truck leasing, transportation and logistics, ...

written on: 05-23-2018

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Driving A Truck Not Just For Men

Driving A Truck Not Just For Men One woman's experience making her way in a male-dominated industry By Kari Blackmon Wright Media Correspondent At 23 years old, Pamela Bradley was tired of waiting tables and was ready for a drastic change. She wanted to leave her home in Raleigh, N.C., so she could have a purpose and find adventure. She desired a job that paid a ...

written on: 05-11-2018

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Trucks Make Racing Weekends Go

Trucks Make Racing Weekends Go By Al Muskewitz Editor-in-Chief TALLADEGA, Ala. – They are typically the first to arrive each week and the last to leave and in between live in virtual anonymity, but without them nothing about the weekend would be possible. On any given NASCAR racing weekend the cars are the stars, but without the haulers that get them – and ...

written on: 05-10-2018

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TLD One of Knoxville's Best Companies

Survey: TLD Logistics one of Knoxville’s best By Al Muskewitz Editor-in-Chief, Wright Media KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The awards just keep rolling in for TLD Logistics Services. The state-of-the-art trucking company, a Knoxville institution for more than 45 years, recently earned a No. 3 ranking among the 20 best companies to work for in the Knoxville, Tenn., area by...

written on: 05-09-2018

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Search Underway For Next Class of America’s Road Team Captains

Search Underway For America’s Road Team The American Trucking Associations has opened nominations to find the most accomplished drivers in the country to serve on the 2019-20 America’s Road Team. The 20-member team serves as ambassadors for the trucking industry, promoting it by educating the general public, media and elected officials about the industry’s ...

written on: 05-03-2018

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NASCAR Driver Wallace Talks Racing, Trucking

NASCAR Driver Wallace Talks Racing, Trucking By Al Muskewitz/Editor-in-Chief TALLADEGA, Ala.– Bubba Wallace figures he has had four to six birth certificates over the years depending on what age he needed to be to get on a particular track at that time in his life. That was a story for another time, he said, but with inquiring minds assembled around you know he ...

written on: 04-30-2018

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Pork Chop Sandwich Best In Show

Pork Chop Sandwich Best In Show By Al Muskewitz Editor-in-Chief, Wright Media/Hiremaster LOUISVILLE, Ky. – There are some things you just have to do when you go some place special, especially when it comes to eatin’ good in the neighborhood. At the Masters, it’s pimento cheese sandwiches that are as easy on the pocketbook as they are on your palate. At ...

written on: 04-20-2018

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‘Retired’ Driver Keeps On Truckin’

Trucker Tales: ‘Retired’ Driver Keeps On Truckin’ By Kari Blackmon/Wright Media Correspondent Ever thought about buying your own truck and becoming your own boss, choosing the loads and the company you work for? That’s the decision Alabama trucker Martin Thompson made last year after nearly 35 years of driving for someone else, and it’s afforded him everything...

written on: 04-20-2018

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Flatbed Trucking Jobs

Flatbed Trucking Jobs Flatbed truck driving jobs are in high demand. Although it's a more physical truck driver position, pay is usually better. We put together a list of Flatbed trucking companies that are hiring flatbed drivers for both company driver and owner operator positions. These flatbed trucking companies have positions for otr, dedicated and regional ...

written on: 04-18-2018

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Top Paying Trucking Jobs

Top Paying Trucking Jobs In 2017 It's no secret that trucks are vital to the American economy. Without trucks and the freight they haul, our world would be a much different place. Trucks affect every single aspect of our everyday lives. With trucks serving as one of the primary players in the American economy doesn't it stand to reason the people who are armed with the ...

written on: 04-18-2018

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Who is U.S. Xpress Trucking

U.S. Xpress Stays In Fast Lane To Success By HireMaster staff CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- U.S. Xpress Enterprises has been in the fast lane to success from the day Max Fuller and Patrick Quinn founded the business in 1986. How quickly did it get up to speed? After just the first year it was named one of the fastest-growing privately held truckload carriers in the country. It ...

written on: 04-18-2018

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Radio Show Features Trucking Culture

Truck Culture, 'Convoy' Featured on Radio Show By HireMaster staff The Rubber Duck, Pig Pen, bears in the air, the chartreuse micro-bus and all the jargon and characters made popular in the hit song 'Convoy' will be in the radio spotlight this weekend during a segment aired on the public radio show "Studio 360." The segment will feature the history of C.W. McCall's wildly...

written on: 04-18-2018

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Atlanta again tops ATRI bottleneck list

Atlanta Again Tops ATRI Bottleneck List Atlanta has the busiest airport in the United States and according to the latest research from the American Transportation Research Institute it has the most congested highways, too. If you’ve ever sat in traffic on the top-end perimeter of the Georgia capital city, it probably wouldn’t take a trucker to tell you that. Since ...

written on: 04-18-2018

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K&B Rolls Out Pay Raise Across The Fleet

K&B Rolls Out Pay Raise Across The Fleet By Al Muskewitz From the day it logged its first mile in 1986, K&B Transportation has been dedicated to going the extra mile to make sure its drivers are satisfied. With that in mind, the carrier is rolling out a substantial pay increase for all the drivers in its fleet. The increase will raise the starting wage for OTR ...

written on: 04-18-2018

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