Elizabeth Manning

Carrier needs 100 drivers

Tango Transport has an immediate need for more than 100 new employees from the Memphis, Ark., area. The openings are for over the road and regional truck drivers, as well as diesel and trailer mechanics to work from the company's terminal located in West Memphis, Ark. The company will be holding a job fair on August 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the terminal, with representatives on hand to conduct on-the-spot interviews. For more ...

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Utility launches online newsletter

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, maker of trailers, vans and flatbeds, has launched Utilitopics.com, their online newsletter. The newsletter, published several times a year, will be a resource for new product information, company news, dealer news, and stories about Utility’s customers. Users can subscribe to news updates, as well as leave comments on the site. Visit the company's site to view the Spring/Summer issue.

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Owner-Operator of the Month: Brad Chapdelaine

Brad Chapdelaine devotes as much attention to local outreach as he does his bottom line.

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Old Dominion increases pay

Thomasville, N.C.-based Old Dominion has increased its base pay 4.9 percent, which will go into effect this week. The increase may differ for some drivers due to variables like driving distance and lanes utilized. The company says the increase is to offset rising costs and affect ODFL559/555 tariffs and the 505 Canadian tariffs. The increase will also cause a nominal increase in intrastate, interstate or cross-border lane charges. For more information, visit Old Dominion's site.

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Minimizer leaders up for award

Ernst & Young LLP announced finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Award in the Upper Midwest, with Minimizer’s Chief Visionary, Craig Kruckeberg, as one of the finalists. The program serves to recognize entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, with a panel of judges selecting the finalists. With help from Kruckeberg’s leadership, Minimizer has expanded its manufacturing ...

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Expert to outline workplace issues

Attorney R. Eddie Wayland will discuss employment law during the first day of the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas.

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Progressive expands coverage

Progressive Insurance has expanded its commercial auto product, including its truck cargo coverage, which now includes owned goods and an increased coverage limit of up to $250 thousand. It's also added refrigeration breakdown coverage.  Also new are a customer loyalty program that offers better benefits, accident forgiveness, specialized claims service and minor violation forgiveness. Package highlights also include pet injury coverage (up to $1,000 for pets injured while riding), financed value coverage and temporary substitute auto ...

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Rand McNally announces upgraded PC, nav units

Rand McNally announced this week the launch of its TruckPC 7600, which has a new hardware design and upgrades for its mobile communication fleet management system. The map and navigation company said it also cut the price to under $1,200 and reduced the size of the mounted box. The new box is one-third the size of the prior generation, allowing it to be installed in various locations in the front or back of the cab. The ...

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Improved side skirt

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans, flatbeds and Tautliner curtainsided trailers, has announced enhancements to its USS-120A side skirt. The product is also securely bolted by a “spring” attachment to the support leg wingplate, which will allow enough of the forward edge of the material to engage the slip joint. To improve the durability of the product, galvanized high-tensile steel braces that connect to the side skirt’s cross-members have been ...

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Peterbilt to host customer experience events

Peterbilt Motors Company will host several events throughout 2012 aimed at giving customers firsthand experience of the company’s product lineup and Paccar manufacturing facilities. Customers will have the option of test driving different vehicles and the ability to speak with company representatives about the products. The events will be held at various Peterbilt and Paccar facilities across the U.S. and Canada. For a full schedule of events, visit Peterbilt's site.

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