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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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Coolidge has done a lot in a short time

Road Team finalist Coolidge has done a lot in a short time By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor in Chief April Coolidge has had a lot of positive experiences in her short time in the trucking industry, but the recognition she received last week easily stands at the top of her list. Coolidge, a dry van driver in USA Truck’s dedicated division a few weeks shy of her ...

written on: 10-26-2018

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A Driven Life

A Driven Life Indiana tanker driver Baird sets high bar among America’s Road Team finalists By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief Ron Baird is truly a truck driver for life. All of his life. You can tell it in his voice as he talks about the job, the places he’s been and the freight he’s hauled around the country. You can tell it in his hands; they ...

written on: 10-19-2018

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Let Them Truckers Roll

Let Them Truckers Roll Alabama drivers convoy for Special Olympics for first time since 2005 Saturday By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor in Chief When the first trucks from Alabama’s version of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy pull into the Petro Stopping Center in Gadsden Saturday morning, Terry Crumpton will be there waiting and he'll be ”very elated.” ...

written on: 10-01-2018

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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: 09-14-2018

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Transparency in Trucking

Transparency in Trucking New carrier promises drivers transparency through every aspect of the operation By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor in Chief Mark Platt thinks the trucking industry could use a little more transparency, and he’s getting ready to give it some. In 30 years in virtually every aspect of the business, Platt has grown weary of what he calls ...

written on: 09-14-2018

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U.S. Xpress Offering Drivers 'Full Ride'

U.S. Xpress Giving Drivers, Families ‘Full Ride’ U.S. Xpress is offering a groundbreaking premium to help attract and retain drivers. The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based carrier, one of the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, announced today it is introducing a college scholarship program available to all of its roughly 7,000 drivers and their dependents ...

written on: 09-11-2018

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CRST-Malone pays tribute to flatbed driver's courage, dedication

CRST-Malone rewards long-time driver's courage, dedication Company leaders surprise veteran flat-bed driver, cancer survivor with custom truck wrap By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief Chanita Ward is rather protective of her “Sheila Ann” so it was understandable her radar went off when her company, CRST-Malone, began making regular requests to leave her ...

written on: 09-06-2018

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'Best Fleets' nominations now open

“ 2019 ‘Best Fleets’ Nominations Now Open Drivers can nominate their companies until Oct. 31, top 20 announced in January The nomination period for the 2019 Best Fleets to Drive For is now underway through Oct. 31. The competition, underwritten by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge and ongoing since 2008, seeks to identify and recognize the top tier ...

written on: 09-06-2018

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Woodrome Right At Home

Woodrome Right At Home Seeing the light helps Ohio driver become third NTDC Grand Champion since 2010 to win ‘Super Bowl of Safety’ in his home state By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief There was a little more pride that went into winning this year’s National Truck Driving Championship for the driver who hoisted the big prize. Call it "hometown" pride. ...

written on: 08-31-2018

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TLD Continues To Enhance Driver Experience

TLD Continues To Enhance Driver Experience Tennessee carrier moving on professional growth, compensation, equipment, expansion By Al Muskewitz Wright Media/Editor-in-Chief Being named a Top 10 Best Fleets to Drive For three years in a row is a continuing point of pride for TLD Logistics, and just like a college football team with a long run of bowl appearances the ...

written on: 08-29-2018

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Study shows benefit of flexible HOS rules

Study Shows Benefit of Flexible HOS Research has shown drivers could be more productive with more flexibility in their required hours-of-service breaks. The American Transportation Research Institute released the results of new analysis Monday showing the potential benefits of split rest beyond the current eight- and two-hour increments allowed under the existing HOS ...

written on: 08-28-2018

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Woodrome NTDC Grand Champion

Ohio’s Woodrome NTDC Grand Champion COLUMBUS, Ohio – There was a little more pride that went into winning this year’s National Truck Driving Championship for the driver who hoisted the big prize. Call it "hometown" pride. FedEx Freight driver Scott Woodrome was recognized as this year’s NTDC Grand Champion Saturday night, and winning the title came in his ...

written on: 08-21-2018

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