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Butts Named TMC Trainer of the Month

Butts TMC’s May Trainer of the Month DES MOINES, Iowa – Captain Jelly Bean, Mr. Positive, Deputy Sunflower. No, they’re not the newest group of superheroes in the Marvel Universe, just a few of the handles TMC Transportation drivers have taken on as part of the way Blaine Butts builds a rapport with his driver trainees. Butts is TMC’s Trainer of the Month of May ...

written on: 07-10-2019

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Wright Ideas: A Company on the Grow

Wright Ideas: A Company on the Grow By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief When Kenny Wright, founder and president of Wright Media Corp., reflects on the explosive growth his company has enjoyed particularly over the last three years, he calls it nothing short of “mindblowing.” Starting from the simple idea of connecting driver recruiting with digital ...

written on: 07-01-2019

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Milan Celebrates Turning 50

Milan Celebrates 50Years in Trucking By Wright Media staff JACKSON, Tenn. — Milan Supply Chain Solutions celebrated 50 years in the trucking business Thursday and did it with the help of an old friend. The company 17-year-old Tommy Ross started as Milan Express on June 16, 1969, brought out that first truck in service as a centerpiece of the festivities. The truck, which...

written on: 07-01-2019

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R & R Initiative called

HIRE LOCAL, DRIVE LOCAL... Cargo Transporters is trying something NEW Written By HireMaster Staff It's no surprise transportation companies are figuring out ways to improve R&R (Retention and Recruiting). It will always be a constant evolution as time passes making sure best practices are being utilized in order to stay current with the times. Cargo Transporters ...

written on: 06-21-2019

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Trucker Advisor Connects Truckers

Trucker Advisor Connects Truckers The country is wide, the road is long and there is a lot going on in between. Sometimes, a driver just needs a little advice when he’s in an unfamiliar place and friendly advice from one who might have been there before is always welcomed. With Wright Media’s newest product, Trucker Advisor, drivers in every corner of the land can ...

written on: 06-21-2019

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Nation Draws Closer to Under 21 Truckers

Nation Draws Closer to Under 21 Truckers By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief The trucking industry has moved closer to allowing commercial drivers under the age of 21 to operate in interstate commerce and while two of the country’s largest industry advocacy groups continue to have opposing views on the motivation for the measure, the move is afoot to bring...

written on: 06-20-2019

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Martinez calls for updated large-truck crash study

Martinez Calls for Updated Crash Study FMCSA head tells senators 'many changes' prompt new data By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief It has been 15 years since government agencies conducted a causation study related to large truck crashes. FMCSA administrator Ray Martinez says it’s time for another one. Martinez was on Capitol Hill Wednesday along with ...

written on: 06-19-2019

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Autonomous Trucking Companies see the need for Human drivers

Self-Driving companies- NOW HIRING Human drivers remain a key component in long-term plans. Written by: HireMaster Staff Innovation is becoming more and more evident in every industry around the globe. Two start-ups (TruSimple and Starsky Robotics) are working hard to incorporate automated trucks have completed necessary due diligence on all of the testing and are...

written on: 06-17-2019

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Canada Mandates ELDs

Canada Mandates ELDs Northern neighbors' mandate goes into effect June 2021 By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief Drivers in the United States have been cursing and complying with electronic logging devices for the last two years, and now the chorus will be joined by their brethren to the north. Canada earlier this week approved the use of ELDs by federally ...

written on: 06-14-2019

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Capitol Hill lawmakers hear about trucking

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Hear About Trucking Driver shortage, safety, drug testing among topics addressed By HireMaster staff Witnesses for the nation’s trucking industry were on Capitol Hill Wednesday testifying before the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on several issues that impact an industry “Under Pressure” – the title of the hearing. One ...

written on: 06-13-2019

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Continued Partnership Remains

Continued Partnership Remains Women in Trucking moves into the 6th year with Gold Star Sponsor by its side Written by HireMaster Staff Great Dane has been an intregral part of encouraging women to consider the trucking industry as a viable source of income and career. Moving into its sixth year of this Gold Star sponsorship, this partnership with Women in...

written on: 06-13-2019

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Train to Become a CDL-A Driver at the KLLM Driving Academy

Train to Become CDL-A Driver at KLLM Driving Academy Founded in 2013, the KLLM Driving Academy offers state-of-the-art training for future truck drivers with locations in Mississippi, Illinois, and Texas. At the academy, students will learn about the equipment they will be hauling through hands-on experience. Classroom Instruction: Includes sessions in the Tractor ...

written on: 06-12-2019

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Kenworth's Opportunity to go ABOVE and BEYOND

“Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” award There are more incentives in the trucking industry then you can count on one hand, whether it is great pay, bonuses, home time, or the routes you are able to drive; Companies use every kind of incentive available to hire qualified drivers. In this case, Kenworth, a very notable truck brand incentivises ...

written on: 06-12-2019

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Carriers Offering Second-Chance Opportunties

Carriers Offering Second-Chance Opportunities Trucking Companies Provide Employment Options for Those With Records By HireMaster staff Persons living with a criminal conviction on their record often find it difficult to land a good-paying job, but the trucking industry, with its constant search for drivers to fill open trucks, has been willing to give that segment of...

written on: 06-12-2019

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A Very Easy Rider

A Very Easy Rider TLD’s Dickerson spends his down time seeing all the USA on his motorcycle By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief The recreational activities an over-the-road truck driver pursues on his home time to relax are as varied as the drivers themselves. Some golf, some fish, some just use the time to hang out. One thing you might not expect after ...

written on: 06-11-2019

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Trans Tech teams up with Pitt Community College to launch NEW CDL program

College creating solutions in Trucking Everyone is aware of the driver shortage in the industry. For so many years the minimum age requirements handcuffed the growth of this necessary industry in order to grow. Now you see different opportunities arising within different groups that are wanting to help this industry. Whether it is the military, or state ...

written on: 06-10-2019

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Alaska Means Cold Cash for Drivers

Alaska Means Cold Cash for Drivers Where are the highest paying truck driving jobs in the United States? You’ve got to look north. Way north. Alaska has the highest annual mean wage of any state in the country – $57,630 – for the latest statistics available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The next four highest-paying locales are Washington, D.C. ...

written on: 06-10-2019

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Guaranteed Pay vs. Sign-On Bonus

Which is better for the Driver? As the trucking industry strives to continue to provide the American Dream for these drivers and be a good and solid source of income for their employees, Companies are constantly creating ways to entice the driver to onboard with them for more pay or better home time. However, when you breakdown the difference between ...

written on: 06-07-2019

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Workforce Development Addresses Shortage of Truck Drivers in ALABAMA

Alabama moves in the RIGHT direction! Recently, Governor Ivey signed a bill that would allow individuals to move into the Trucking industry starting at the age of 19. Many have reservations about this decision, however, with the right kind of training and time put in to insure these new truck drivers are well equipped with knowledge and skill, this change could have...

written on: 06-06-2019

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TLD Connecting With Drivers

TLD Connecting With Drivers Company Kickoff Meeting All About Connecting in Support of Drivers By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Jim Peters recalls the first Kickoff Meeting he convened at TLD Logistics eight years ago. The gathering was small enough to fit around the table in the conference room. When he called the troops together ...

written on: 06-06-2019

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