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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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Averitt employees raise another record donation

Isaiah Woodard (right), Averitt’s Fort Myers service center director, spends time doing crafts with a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patient during a recent Averitt visit to the facility. Averitt Employees Raise Another Record Donation COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Averitt Express continued its commitment to going the extra mile for its community, raising a ...

written on: 01-24-2019

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Earl L. Henderson Offering Historic Pay Raise

Earl L. Henderson Offering Historic Pay Raise By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief Earl L. Henderson Trucking has announced an historic pay increase for all company drivers. The 5 cents per mile average pay increase is effective with any loads dispatched on or after Tuesday (Jan. 15). “The thing that makes it historic is the amount; it’s a pretty ...

written on: 01-14-2019

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May Trucking Among Safety Winners

May Trucking Among TCA Safety Winners May Trucking Company has been selected as one of 18 division winners for the Truckload Carriers Association 43rdannual Fleet Safety Awards. The Salem, Ore.-based carrier, which hauls refrigerated and dry products throughout the United States, placed second among companies driving 100 million miles or more annually. The company has ...

written on: 01-11-2019

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TLD Statement on Passing of Bill Reed Jr.

TLD Statement on Passing of Bill Reed Jr. By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief TLD Logistics Services wishes to convey its condolences and prayers to the family of Skyline Transportation CEO Bill Reed Jr. following the passing of this true legend of the trucking industry Tuesday. He was 71. TLD officials described Mr. Reed “a dear friend” to their ...

written on: 12-20-2018

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TLD Logistics Committed to Wreaths Across America

TLD Logistics Enhances Commitment for Wreaths Across America By Al Muskewitz Editor-in-Chief Wright Media TLD Logistics Services continues its long-standing tradition of participating in the nationwide Wreaths Across America initiative this weekend with its largest commitment to the cause yet. The Knoxville, Tenn.-based carrier, a three-time reigning Best Fleet to ...

written on: 12-14-2018

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HireMaster Participates in Wreaths Across America Day

HireMaster Pays Tribute to Veterans on Wreaths Across America Day Team members join thousands of volunteers nationwide honoring veterans during holiday season By Al Muskewitz Editor-in-Chief, Wright Media HireMaster, an innovative leader in digital recruiting solutions for the trucking industry, recognizes the vital roles veterans and drivers serve in keeping the nation...

written on: 12-12-2018

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Covenant Transport a top employer for women

Covenant a Top Employer for Women CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In 2013, Denise Gray left behind a career managing more than 20 salons in Florida to hit the road in a tractor-trailer as a professional driver. Nearly six years into it now, she has logged 555,000 safe driving miles, spent time as a senior driver trainer and today holds down a dedicated lane as a solo driver – and...

written on: 11-21-2018

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Averitt recognized as top transportation company for women

Averitt Express recognized as a top transportation company for women By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Averitt Express has been named one of the 50 Top Companies for Women to Work in Transportation by the Women in Trucking Association. The honor recognizes companies in the transportation and logistics industry that embody a corporate...

written on: 11-08-2018

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Driver Shortage Again Leads Critical Issues

Driver Shortage Again Leads Critical Issues By Al Muskewitz Editor-in-Chief Wright Media The American Transportation Research Institute released the findings of its latest survey of critical issues in the trucking industry and the leading themes haven't changed. The driver shortage is the No. 1 issue for the second year in a row and has been a top three issue in 12...

written on: 10-30-2018

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