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Swift Recognizes 207 Elite Diamond Truck Drivers in Ceremonies

October 25, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
Mike Voyles, left, a Quadruple Diamond Driver, with Andrew Mier, Swift’s director of fleet operations.

Swift Transportation Co., a leader in transportation solutions and North America’s largest full-load trucking carrier has recognized its 2016 Diamond Drivers — the highest honor bestowed to truck drivers based on their fulfillment of stringent safety and service metrics. Part of Swift’s Five-Star Driver Ranking Bonus Program, 207 truck drivers [...]

Meritor Donates $5,000 to Hurricane Matthew Relief in North Carolina

October 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News

Meritor Inc. has donated $5,000 to help with relief efforts in southeastern North Carolina where many people were left homeless from Hurricane Matthew. The company’s contribution from the Meritor Trust Fund to Union Chapel Harvest Ministries supports efforts by the American Red Cross to assist hundreds of residents housed temporarily [...]

Phillips Industries Manufacturing Plants Net DTNA Quality Award

October 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Pictured from left are Rob Phillips, Matt Munson, Mo Sianaki, Bob Phillips and Dave Phillips.

Both of Phillips Industries’ manufacturing facilities in North America are being recognized by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) with its Masters of Quality Award for 2015. Since its inception, Phillips Industries has now collectively merited the Masters of Quality Award 10 times companywide. Daimler suppliers considered for the Masters of [...]

Oliver Rubber Manufacturing Facility Celebrates 50th Anniversary

October 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Oliver Rubber manufacturing facility located in Asheboro, N.C.

Celebrating a half-century of excellence in manufacturing at the Asheboro, N.C., facility, Oliver Rubber Inc. — a leading provider of products and services in the tire-retreading industry — marked the milestone by inviting employees and their families, community leaders and special guests to the plant for a day of music, [...]

Omnitracs’ Zombie Dispatch Spotlights Tech Role in Trucking

October 19, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
playzombiedispatch.com

Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, has launched a new web-based game called Zombie Dispatch, designed to recognize the important role of trucking and truck drivers in our economy. In addition, the game is aimed at illustrating technologies and solutions to help truck [...]

A Pair of Veteran Trucking Industry CEOs Named To ATRI Board

October 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
A Pair of Veteran Trucking Industry CEOs Named To ATRI Board

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently appointed several trucking industry CEOs to its board of directors, according to Judy McReynolds, ATRI chairwoman and chairman, president and CEO of ArcBest Corp. The appointments include David S. Congdon, vice chairman and CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line and Robert E. Low, [...]

FMCSA Issues Final Rule Helping Military Truckers Obtain CDLs  

October 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
FMCSA Issues Final Rule Helping Military Truckers Obtain CDLs  

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a final rule amending its commercial driver’s license (CDL) regulations to ease the transition of military personnel into civilian careers driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) by simplifying the process of obtaining a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) or [...]

Love’s Raises $2.5 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

October 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, Image, News, Owner Operators
This Love’s Travel Stop in Enid, Okla., hosted a car show to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Truckstop employees at more than 390 Love’s Travel Stop locations nationwide took their commitment to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) to a new level this year, raising more than $2.5 million. With the help of its truck-driving customers, this 18th annual companywide campaign raised $2.53 million — a record for [...]

ATA Honors Trucking’s Movers and Shakers at MCE in Las Vegas

October 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Iowa Motor Truck‘s Brenda Neville, center, was honored with the American Trucking Associations' TAEC President’s Federation Award in Las Vegas.

Sprinkled throughout the four-day ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas this week, the American Trucking Association heaped praise and thanks on a number of its members. The conference, which ended Tuesday, honored Iowa Motor Truck Association President Brenda Neville, who was named the 15th recipient of the ATA’s [...]

New ATA President Outlines His Vision for Trucking Industry

October 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Regulations
New ATA President Outlines His Vision for Trucking Industry

In his first State of the Industry address, American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear made a case for industry unity and called on ATA to move forward and lead on a host of issues, ranging from autonomous vehicle technology to funding the nation’s infrastructure — despite gridlock [...]