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ACS Expedited Solutions Celebrates 20 Years in Business

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: March 17, 2008 -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) announced that ACS Expedited Solutions, provider of TripPak SERVICES™ and ACS MultiMedia Advertising, proudly marks 20 years of providing successful business solutions to the transportation industry. Since its inception in 1989, ACS Expedited Solutions has impacted the marketplace by improving processes and improving cash flow for more than 1000 carriers. more

Mercer Contractor Wins AGG Orange County Chopper at MATS

April 3, 2007 (Louisville, Ky.) -- Mercer contractor, Dawn Beck, was the lucky winner of a custom Orange County Chopper given away by American Graphics Group at the Mid-America Truck Show held March 24. The chopper giveaway coincided with last year’s All American Superstar competition. More than 100,000 entries were received via voting ballots on the AAS website and TripPak ballots located in Big Rig Owner magazine and at select TripPak drop box locations. According to AGG, the custom bike, valued at more than $50,000, features a rigid frame, 110 cubic inch Rev Tech engine, 6-speed Rev Tech transmission, custom wheels, drag bars, rear seat, pegs, and a Vance & Hines big radius exhaust system. “This was definitely a pleasant surprise,” says Beck of her win. “I was originally entering to win the $50,000 truck makeover, but this can definitely be put to some fun use as well!” she adds. more

Arnold Transportation Recognizes its Long Term Safe Drivers

Jacksonville, Fla. – Arnold Transportation would like to recognize several of their drivers that have been with the company 10 yrs or more who have maintained an excellent safety record of at least 1 million safe driving miles. The drivers receiving awards were: Emmanual Taylor who has been with the company 16 years, Bobby Compton for 15 years, Thomas Ruff for 15 years, Pat Main for 12 years, Thomas Goodine for 10 years and Daniel Nunnikhoven for 10 years. more

Barr-Nunn Increases Owner Operator Appreciation Bonus

Granger, IA- May 1, 2007- Barr-Nunn Transportation is a widely acclaimed provider of the highest quality transportation and logistics services. Celebrating their 25th year, they have been the industry leader in pay packages and have grown into an accomplished fleet known all over the nation. Barr-Nunn is not only a stable operation, but one that is here for the long haul which is why Owner Operators and Company Drivers always have a smile on their face. The company is constantly working to come up with new ways to prove to drivers how much it values them. more

Barr-Nunn’s Owner Operators Receive a Pay Raise

Granger, IA – May 10, 2007 – Barr-Nunn Transportation, a leader in the industry, is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. Outstanding pay packages including Practical Miles, Band Pay and Appreciation Bonus have continued to keep Company Drivers and Owner Operators smiling. Barr-Nunn is more than just a paycheck – it’s a stable operation with a strong commitment to their drivers. more

Barr-Nunn Holds Promotion for New Drivers to Win All Expense Paid Trip to the NASCAR Busch Series Dover 200!

Granger, IA – May 14, 2007 – Barr-Nunn Transportation is a leader in the industry with outstanding pay packages and programs. This year marks Barr-Nunn’s 25th anniversary as a transportation company. The past 25 years have helped the company grow into a stable institution with a great fleet of Company Drivers and Owner Operators. Barr-Nunn is ready to step into the future and continue to have a strong hold on the transportation industry. They’ve been ready for 25 years. more

Barr-Nunn Rewards Million Mile Drivers with Extra Vacation

Granger, IA – May 14, 2007 – Barr-Nunn Transportation is celebrating their 25th year as a leader in the trucking industry. Their strong name is rooted in their Company Drivers and Owner Operators; and so they continuously improve their pay packages and programs to reward them. Barr-Nunn is a company ready to take on anything - they’ve been ready for 25 years. Barr-Nunn is constantly improving their internal system to stand stronger externally. more


When the America Supports You program received a donation of $3.4 million dollars of products from bookselling giant Barnes and Noble, the Department of Defense organization was overcome with excitement. A donation of over 300,000 items earmarked for use by military families was cause for celebration. As soon as the excitement of the moment wore off, ASY realized they were headed for a logistics nightmare. How could they possibly remove the product from a warehouse in Memphis, TN within a matter of 3-4 days as required? ASY with help from Y3K Grafix Trailer Wrap program went to work assembling a team of outstanding companies to handle the logistics of the operation. more

Barr-Nunn receives Nestle Waters' Carrier of the Year award for the Mid-Atlantic Region

Granger, IA - April 9, 2008 - Barr-Nunn Transportation, an award-winning Transportation Company, is proud to have their commitment to excellent service rewarded with Nestle Waters' Carrier of the Year award for the Mid-Atlantic Region for 2007. more


Shelbyville, Tn. (April 3, 2007) -- Big G Express, headquartered in Shelbyville, Tn., is investing in driver comfort on the road by installing ThermoKing TriPac auxiliary power units in all of its equipment. more


MABELVALE, Ark. (4 February, 2008) — Dennis Hilton, Safety Director for CalArk International, Inc., recently honored Mr. Johnny Thompson of El Dorado, Ark., for logging 3 million accident-free miles. Hilton presented Thompson with a plaque and a monetary award. more

2nd Annual ‘Best Places to Work in Indiana’ Rankings Announced at Indiana Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

May 2, 2007 (INDIANAPOLIS) — Edwards Jones, the country’s largest investment firm with 357 Indiana branch offices, and Schmidt Associates, a full-service architectural company in downtown Indianapolis, took top honors today in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s second annual “Best Places to Work in Indiana” program, which is presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. more

Central Freight Lines, Inc. Line Haul Division Wins TMTA Truck Safety Contest.

Dallas, TX - (Market Wire) – May 15, 2007. Central Freight Lines, Inc. is a leading LTL carrier and one of the largest intrastate carriers in Texas. With 65 terminals, a great environment for Company and Owner Operator Drivers, and over 80 years of experience in the business, Central Freight sets its goals high and achieves them everyday. more

Central Freight Lines, Inc. Wins TMTA Grand Trophy for Safety Program.

Dallas, TX - (Market Wire) – May 29, 2007. Central Freight Lines, Inc., a leading LTL carrier and one of the largest intrastate carriers in Texas, is an award winning company. Their values, great programs and exceptional benefits prove to be a strong foundation that has led this company straight to the top. more

4 State Trucks, Home of Chrome Shop Mafia Announces Customer Appreciation Set for Monday, May 7

4 State Trucks and the Chrome Shop Mafia gang are proud to announce their first ever open house and customer appreciation day. A variety of events will be held beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2007 at the Chrome Shop Mafia/4 State Trucks World Headquarters in Joplin, Missouri at Exit 4 off I-44. more

DM Bowman, INC. Cites Significant Achievements Reducing Emissions and Saving Fuel

[Williamsport, MD] – D.M. Bowman, Inc. today announced that it has made significant efficiency gains as a SmartWaySM Transport Partner. The Partnership is an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution. D.M. Bowman, Inc reduced its CO2 emissions by over 5 percent from 2005 to 2006. It also achieved a 14 percent decrease in emissions of nitrogen oxides and a 16 percent reduction in particulate matter emissions. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, nitrogen oxides contributor to ozone formation, or “smog,” and both nitrogen oxides and particulate matter can cause serious health and environmental impacts more


Fort Dodge, Iowa - Decker Truck Line, Inc. is pleased to announce that JF Mayo was selected as the March 2007 Driver of the Month for the Flatbed division. JF has been with Decker Truck Line for five years now and resides in Hiawatha, KS. During the nomination process, JF’s dispatcher Jenny McQuinn said, “JF is always polite when he calls in, he is a hard worker and is always willing to help out”. Congratulations JF!more


Omaha, Nebraska — Hill Bros. recently recognized nine drivers and owner-operators who have surpassed the 1 million mile mark or greater. Each of the drivers achieved these impressive mileage totals in 2006. more

Indiana Motor Truck Association Awards Ace Doran Drivers

March 22, 2007 - The Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) recently acknowledged Ace Doran drivers James Cochran and Sherman Hangsleben with Driver of the Month awards at the IMTA Driver of the Year Banquet. The IMTA's Driver of the Year program recognizes the best of the best drivers for reasons such as longevity, safety record, attitude and leadership, among others. more

K & B Transportation Announces "Summer Cash."

K & B Transportation is pleased to announce a new "Summer Cash" Program. This program gives all new drivers hired between 4/25/2007 and Memorial Day an extra $500 in sign-on bonus money on top of their already substantial $1500 sign-on bonus. How this extra $500 pays out is all drivers will recieve an extra $250 on both their 6/15/2007 and 9/7/2007 paychecks by signing up for employment at K & B Transportation between now and Memorial Day. more

Keller’s Home Time Gives Drivers Something to Enjoy

Defiance, Ohio --- Keller driver, Jack Fuka of Miller City, Ohio, says without Keller’s home time, he wouldn’t have the time for a life outside of driving. more


Richland, Miss. — Continuing a tradition of exceptional commitment to their drivers, KLLM Transport Services announced a brand new pay package that will go into effect on May 1, 2007, as a response to welcome opinions from its driving force. This new package, which includes several exciting changes across the entire pay scale, is just one way KLLM hopes to communicate to its drivers that their voices were heard, and their concerns were taken to heart. more

KLLM Drivers to Represent Mississippi at National Truck Driving Championship

Richland, Miss. – Four drivers from KLLM Transport Services were among the top award winners at the Mississippi Trucking Association’s Truck Driving Championships, recently held in Tupelo. First place winners advanced to the National Truck Driving Championship. At this trucking competition, the 37th annual for the Mississippi Trucking Association, KLLM drivers Steve Jones, Bill Fambro, Tim Gillette and Kevin Lavespere won awards in their respective categories. Jones (of Monroe, La.) won first place in the five-axle sleeper division. Fambro (of Biloxi, Miss.) won first place in the tanker division. Gillette (of Cullman, Ala.) won first place in the three-axle division. And, Lavespere (of Montgomery, La.) placed third in the flatbed division. more


RICHLAND, Miss. (12 February, 2008) — Continuing a tradition of exceptional commitment to their drivers, KLLM Transport Services, Inc. announced a new per diem allowance program available to OTR, Regional and Dedicated Company drivers. The new per diem program is KLLM’s response to requests and opinions submitted through their driver suggestion line. more

Kreilkamp Trucking Named Kohls Outbound Carrier of the Year

Kreilkamp Trucking proudly accepted the 2006 Outbound Carrier of the Year Award from Kohls Corporation. The announcement came Thursday, March 15 at the Kohls Annual Transportation Summit held in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Kreilkamp boasted an on-time record of 99.8 percent, which no doubt helped them achieve the award. more

Mercer Contractor Wins AGG Orange County Chopper at MATS

April 3, 2007 (Louisville, Ky.) -- Mercer contractor, Dawn Beck, was the lucky winner of a custom Orange County Chopper given away by American Graphics Group at the Mid-America Truck Show held March 24. more

National Carriers Awards Big Screen HDTV in Referral Payoff

Dallas, Texas – National Carriers recently awarded one if its drivers a Panasonic 61” Big Screen HDTV as a pay off in the company’s latest referral contest, held February 1 through March 31. more

Ohio Truck Association Awards Ace Doran Driver

March 22, 2007 - The Ohio Truck Association has selected Ace Doran driver William L. Flack to represent all truck drivers in the state as a 2006 Ohio Trucking Association Driver of the Month. more

PGT Trucking Joins the U.S. Army’s Partnership for Youth Success Program

Monaca, Penn. – PGT Trucking recently joined the U.S. Army’s Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program in an effort to support the armed forces and to subsequently hire skilled employees with a commitment to success. more


EAGAN, Minn. (14 February, 2007) -- Minnesota-based truckload carrier Transport America recently announced its December Drivers of the Month for 2007. Each driver is recognized for his or her outstanding service to Transport America and the company’s customers. more


EAGAN, Minn. (5 March, 2008) -- Minnesota-based truckload carrier Transport America recently announced its January Drivers of the Month for 2008. Each driver is recognized for his or her outstanding service to Transport America and the company’s customers. Professional company drivers selected for January were Hillman Wright, who has been with Transport America for five months; Steve Copsy with the company for nine months; and Timothy Anderson, with the company for 10 months.more


Eagan, Minn. – At a recent conference hosted by Limited Brands (NYSE: LTD) in Columbus, Ohio, Transport America received the company’s coveted “2006 Carrier of the Year Award.” The annual award recognizes one transportation carrier based on a number of criteria, including on-time performance, damage-free merchandise delivery, billing accuracy and overall exceptional customer service. more


April 1, 2008 - VAN BUREN, ARKANSAS --USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK) is celebrating the eleventh anniversary of The President’s “Million Mile Club” with an awards ceremony set for April 12th at the Holiday Inn City Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The “Million Mile Club” is designed to recognize the achievements of drivers who have reached various safe-driving milestones.more

Warren Transport, Inc. March Driver of the Month

Warren Transport, Inc. is proud to announce that Roger Hilgerson, an independent contractor, owner/operator with Warren, has been selected as their March Driver of the Month. Roger has been an owner/operator for nearly 34 years and has logged millions of miles. more

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Trucking Associations

During tough economic downturns it's best to protect your CDL, as a Class A or B truck driver your license is your money maker. Joing a trucking association can help you network, know your rights, help with legal representation, and provide you with discounts on some products or services. The following are list quick list of trucking associations you may find of interest, click here for a complete list of trucking associations.

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  • Alabama Trucking Association, Inc.
    PO Box 2339
    Montgomery, AL 36102-2339
    Phone: (334) 834-3983
    Fax: (334) 262-6504

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    Alaska Trucking Association
    3443 Minnesota Drive
    Anchorage, AK 99503
    Phone: (907) 276-1149
    Fax: (907) 274-1946

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    Arizona Motor Transport Association
    2111 W. McDowell Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85009
    Phone: (602) 252-7559
    Fax: (602) 253-1848

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    Arkansas Trucking Association
    P.O. Box 3476
    Little Rock, AR 72203
    Phone: (501) 372-3462
    Fax: (501) 376-1810

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    California Trucking Association
    3251 Beacon Boulevard
    West Sacramento, CA 95691
    Phone: (916) 373-3516
    Fax: (916) 373-3639

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  • Colorado Motor Carriers Association
    4060 Elati Street
    Denver, CO 80216
    Phone: (303) 433-3375
    Fax: (303) 477-6977

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    Motor Transport Association of Connecticut
    60 Forest Street
    Hartford, CT 06105
    Phone: (860) 520-4455
    Fax: (860) 520-4567

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    Delaware Motor Transport Association, Inc.
    445 Pear Street
    Dover, DE 19904
    Phone: (302) 672-7763
    Fax: (302) 672-7909

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    Florida Trucking Association, Inc.
    350 East College Avenue
    Tallahassee, FL 32301
    Phone: (850) 222-9900
    Fax: (850) 222-9363

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    Georgia Motor Trucking Association
    1800 Lake Park Dive Suit 123
    Smyrna, GA 30080
    Phone: (770) 444-9771
    Fax: (770) 444-9442

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Events in Trucking

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Refrigerated Division Meeting
Sponsored by Truckload Carriers Association (TCA)
La Jolla, CA
2200 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA  22314
Phone: 703-838-1950
Fax: 703-836-6610

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Walcott Truckers Jamboree
Sponsored by Iowa 80 Truckstop
Walcott, IA
755 W. Iowa 80 Rd.
I-80, Exit 284
Walcott, IA  52773
Phone: 319-284-6961

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Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsels
Sponsored by American Trucking Associations (ATA)
Vancouver, BC
2200 Mill Road
Phone: 703-838-1700

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