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America's Road Team Finalists Named

America’s Road Team Finalists Named Thirty-four drivers from 22 states, representing a combined 90 million safe-driving miles and 946 years of experience, have been named finalists for the 2019-20 term of America’s Road Team to serve as ambassadors to the industry. The finalists represent a cross-section of the industry with experience ranging from 6 to 55 years ...

written on: 10-17-2018

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Looking for the next highway hero

Looking For The Next Highway Hero Truck drivers aren’t only the folks who bring just about everything consumers use, sometimes they help save lives. Goodyear Tire & Rubber has launched its annual nomination process for finding the next winner of its Highway Hero Award. The award, established in 1983, is the company’s way of honoring truck drivers who have gone the...

written on: 09-18-2018

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Trucking moves America

Trucking moves America Here are a few fun facts from the American Trucking Trends 2018 report released by the American Trucking Associations on Monday. -- Trucks moved 10.77 billion tons of freight, 70.2 percent of all domestic tonnage -- Trucking industry generated $700.1 billion in annual revenue in 2017, 79.3 percent of the nation’s freight bill -- The industry ...

written on: 08-21-2018

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ATRI Launches Top Issues Survey

Talking Points ATRI launches issues survey, FMCSA opens public comment on HOS at GATS The American Transportation Research Institute has launched its 2018 Top Industry Issues survey. ATRI has been conducting the survey for 14 years, and its findings help industry leaders devise the best strategies to address key trucking issues. “Its impact can be immeasurable,” ATA ...

written on: 08-21-2018

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Safety initiatives in focus

Safety Initiatives in Focus Two of the most important safety features on a big truck will be in focus in coming weeks as enforcement and inspection officials look to make the roads safer for all. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week is Sept. 16-22. It is designed to identify and remove commercial motor vehicles with critical brake violations from ...

written on: 08-10-2018

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Battling Turnover With Bonuses, Raises

Battling Turnover With Bonuses, Raises By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief More carriers are upping the ante on compensation and bonuses as they hope to keep the drivers they have in-house, but most expect driver turnover will continue to rise. Interestingly, smaller carriers, perhaps because of they have a more intimate connection with their drivers and ...

written on: 08-03-2018

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Indiana recognized for enforcement efforts

Indiana recognized for enforcement efforts By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief When Gary Langston talks with carriers and industry leaders around his state it doesn’t take long for someone to mention how hard it is for their trucks to get through Indiana. It really isn’t that difficult if they’re doing the right thing. But when the Indiana Motor Truck ...

written on: 08-02-2018

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Largest Carriers in U.S.

Largest Carriers in America Did you ever think about driving for one of the largest trucking companies in the country? Transport Topics recently released its annual Top 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America based on annual revenue. Eight of the top 25 largest carriers are among Hiremaster clients. You can find open positions for eight of those carriers below....

written on: 07-18-2018

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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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