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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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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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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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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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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Trucking used as an advertising CATALYST for a major tourism campaign

Moving Billboards Enhances Tourism West Virginia is taking advertising to the next level when it comes to tourism. Utilizing the trucking industry to become a catalyst for marketing the beautiful state and all its natural attractions. Governor Jim Justice says, "moving billboards will send out message all over God's green acres." This illustrates a strategic plan and...

written on: 06-05-2019

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Cottrell named TMC Trainer of the Month

Cottrell Named TMC Trainer of the Month Hands-on teaching his favorite part of the work DES MOINES, Iowa – Paxton Cottrell joined TMC in the second half of June 2015 after driving for six months at another employer and not getting the home time he was looking for. The move was the start of something big. The flatbed company gave him “everything I was looking for”...

written on: 06-04-2019

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National Military Appreciation Month is celebrated every May

As we close out another month of 2019, we choose to recognize the important relationship between the Trucking Industry and our Military. Acknowledging the importance of partnerships is imperative in this line of work! U.S. Xpress chooses to embark on a new and exciting partnership which helps veterans transition back into the civilian life with the aid of a service dog ...

written on: 06-03-2019

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What does it take to be a Long Haul Driver today?

What does it take to be a Long Haul Driver today? Starting a career in the trucking industry is a fairly easy process as long as certain boxes can be checked on the application. With becoming a Long Haul driver, most people don't realize the amount of time spent in the same spot for hours at a time. Whats important to know is the payoff is ...

written on: 06-03-2019

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Alabama Gov. Signs Under-21 Driving Bill

Alabama Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Under-21 CDL Drivers Bill pertains to intrastate commerce and carries restrictions By Al Muskewitz Wright Media Editor-in-Chief PELHAM, Ala. – Frank Filgo’s 24-year run as president of the Alabama Trucking Association wraps at the end of July and he’ll walk away with a win. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey earlier in the week signed into ...

written on: 06-01-2019

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