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Push on to lower interstate trucker age

Push on to Lower Interstate Trucker Age FMCSA seeking public comment through mid-July on program for drivers under 21 to cross state lines By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief The trucking industry has moved a step closer to allowing commercial drivers under the age of 21 to operate in interstate commerce, but two of the country’s largest industry groups ...

written on: 05-20-2019

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Wilson TMC's March Trainer of the Month

Wilson TMC’s March Trainer of the Month DES MOINES, Iowa – Ten years ago Sean Wilson would have never seen himself as a truck driver. Checking the figures of a trucking operation, maybe, but over-the-road, never. Then a tough economy hit and Wilson, finding a tough time landing a position in his field, made the move that changed his life. He became a truck driver, ...

written on: 05-07-2019

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Four For The Road

Four For The Road Montgomery Transport recognizes four Drivers of the Year By Al MuskewitzWright Media Editor-in-Chief BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – It really wasn’t hard to find Rosko Craig in the busy room of well-wishers after all the honorees had left the stage. He was the one wearing the custom-designed “2018 Driver of the Year” T-shirt. Craig was one of four ...

written on: 04-18-2019

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Roadrunner Freight Releases Haul NOW App

Roadrunner Freight Releases Haul NOW App Illinois carrier leverages mobile application technology to increase transparency for ICs DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Roadrunner Freight has released a mobile application called Haul NOW that will make things more transparent for its independent contractors. By leveraging technology, Roadrunner Freight will increase visibility ...

written on: 04-10-2019

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Milan Announces Pay Increase

Milan Announces Pay Increase Raise goes into effect April 7 By Wright Media Staff Milan Supply Chain Solutions, the largest asset-based carrier between Nashville and Memphis celebrating its 50th year of operations, has announced another pay increase in 2019 for its regional dry van OTR drivers, local drivers and independent contractors. Effective April 7, an ...

written on: 04-03-2019

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Maltby's Truck Wrap Steals the Show

Maltby’s Truck Wrap Steals the Show By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief It takes something pretty extraordinary to leave driver George Maltby speechless. But there was the third-generation trucker, on the first day of the Mid-America Trucking Show, at a loss for words and overcome with emotion as his CRST supervisors unveiled the custom wrap on the ...

written on: 04-02-2019

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Survey Confirms Positive Shift of Industry Image

Survey Confirms Positive Shift of Industry Image By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief An increasing number of American motorists have a favorable outlook on the nation’s truck drivers, a positive outlook for the segment of the population with whom motorists share the road. That was finding of a national poll conducted by Trucking Moves America Forward, an...

written on: 03-28-2019

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Getting a real feel for it

Getting A Real Feel For It TLD simulator gives drivers real-time feel of what it's like in the big truck By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief SPARTA, Tenn. – Daniel Keith was getting ready to pull his 18-wheeler out of the yard when a bobtail came zipping around from his right-side blind spot and cut right in front of him to get to the loading bay on ...

written on: 03-21-2019

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TLD Holds Open House for Newest School Saturday

TLD Holds Open House for Newest School Tennessee carrier introduces training school in Morristown Saturday, classes begin April 1 By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief It’s two days before another milestone day for TLD Logistics Services and Roger Whittenburg didn’t mind saying he was feeling the butterflies. Whittenburg is a TLD operations manager who,...

written on: 03-21-2019

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Top fleets named; TLD gets high marks

Top Fleets Named; TLD Gets High Marks The two overall Best Fleets to Drive For in 2019 were announced earlier today at the Truckload Carriers Association Convention in Las Vegas. The winners were Nussbaum Transportation of Hudson, Ill. (small carrier) and Prime Inc. of Springfield, Mo. (large fleet). Nussbaum, which operates 400 tractors, combined both high and ...

written on: 03-18-2019

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TMC recognizes top drivers

TMC Recognizes Top Drivers Moon named Trainer of the Month, Driver of Fourth Quarter just Perfect Congratulations are in order for two dedicated associates of TMC Transportation, the largest employee-owned flatbed company in the country. Rance Moon was named Trainer of the Month for January and David Perfect, a Chicago native now living in Arkansas, was designated ...

written on: 03-15-2019

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Century Finance Gets You Paid

Century Finance Gets You Paid By Al Muskewitz Wright Media/Editor-in-Chief The biggest frustration for an owner-operator or small fleet owner is running a load of goods for a shipper and then waiting 30, 60, maybe even 90 days to get paid on it. That kind of delay, especially if you’re new to the business, could put you out of business. Century Finance of ...

written on: 03-08-2019

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McNeel named TMC's top trainer

McNeel Named TMC’s Top Trainer DES MOINES, Iowa – When Doug McNeel served in the Navy he was given the nickname TMC, for Torpedo Man Chief. How ironic and fitting, then, was it his first job after military retirement was with TMC Transportation? Approaching that job with the same commitment he had for 28 years in the Navy McNeel was named TMC’s 2018 Trainer of the ...

written on: 03-04-2019

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Good eating' on the road

Eatin' Good on the Road Montgomery Transportation offers unique dining experience for drivers By Al Muskewitz Wright Media/Editor-in-Chief BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – One of the things Glynn (Chico) Washburn and many of his fellow truckers miss about their countless hours on the road is the taste of a home-cooked meal. The dishes served up at the truck stop keep the wheels ...

written on: 02-25-2019

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Trucking, Service a Family Affair

A Family Affair STI’s Maltby a third-generation driver, veteran; 'never meant to be a 9-to-5er’ By Al Muskewitz Wright Media/Editor-in-Chief George Maltby’s career path was set even before the day he was born. Military man to over-the-road trucker. Just like his father, and just like his father before him. Maltby is a third-generation trucker, the latest ...

written on: 02-25-2019

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N.J. new No. 1 in bottlenecks

N.J. New No. 1 in Bottlenecks By Al Muskewitz Wright Media/Editor-in-Chief The top-end perimeter in Atlanta is not the most congested freight bottleneck in the country this year, but you’d be hard to argue that given its overall position on the bottleneck list and the reaction to the drivers who get caught in it each day during rush hour. For the first time in ...

written on: 02-12-2019

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Troup Is In The Game

Troup Is In The Game HireMaster VP of Sales has Super Bowl experience making plays with NFL stars, Wounded Warriors By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief There isn’t a football player in America who hasn’t dreamed of lining up with some of the NFL’s best. Sadly, the closest many will come is sitting in the stands on a Sunday afternoon cheering their ...

written on: 02-02-2019

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TLD Makes Top Fleets List Again

TLD Makes Top Fleets List Again By HireMaster Staff For the fourth year in a row, TLD Logistics is among the 2019 Best Fleets to Drive For, a designation recognizing the positive difference these companies make in the lives of their drivers. "Obviously we're very proud and grateful to have been recognized," TLD president and COO Jim Peters said. "We consider this a ...

written on: 01-30-2019

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B-r-r-r-aving the cold

B-r-r-r-aving the cold How truckers can survive the Polar Vortex By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief Mel Simon got up Tuesday morning to prepare for his trip to Duluth for a regional membership meeting of the Minnesota Trucking Association and his thoughts turned to drivers on the road these days out in brutally cold temperatures. They would have gone there...

written on: 01-30-2019

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Coolidge an America's Road Team Captain

Coolidge an America’s Road Team Captain N.C. driver among 4 women on the Team By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief April Coolidge, a Walmart Transportation driver featured by Wright Media in October, is one of 18 drivers named captains of America’s Road Team for the 2019-2020 campaign. The 18 captains were announced by the American Trucking ...

written on: 01-30-2019

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