Lucinda Coulter

  Lease-operator Tony Kubitz, of Wilmington, Ill., pulls tankers for Apolis Transport in this 2006 Western Star Lomax, powered by a 550-hp Cat. Kubitz says his cab is equipped with a TV, DVD player, microwave, satellite radio, refrigerator and a 2500-watt inverter. He added full fenders, stainless steel mud flap bars and super single tires in the back.

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Chuck and Stacy Erb of Chino, Calif., own this 2000 Freightliner FLD, equipped with a 400-hp Cummins. The Erbs run a horse transportation business, transporting an average of 130 horses a month. The trailer holds 15 horses.

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Truck orders up 35% in March

March Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American manufacturers increased 35.9 percent higher than February, preliminary data from FTR Associates indicate.

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Wake up call

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected soon to raise the bar on screening and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

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Decker Truck Line, Inc., increases mileage pay rates

Decker Truck Line, Inc., started a new pay plan Feb. 15 for reefer and van company drivers.

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Walmart driver delivers memorial wreaths

Walmart driver, Cher Straw, was one of the drivers who in December delivered more than 100,000 cemetery wreaths to honor fallen soldiers.

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PIB TIP. HAVE A PLAN:  A business plan helps you make ends meet. It shows you how much money is needed for expenses, where it will be spent and how much you can afford to pay yourself. Your business plan should show all sources of income and cost, while taking into account industry averages, personal expenses and cash flow. It should provide a complete financial picture in weekly, monthly and annual detail. The Partners in ...

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Joplin Petro wins service award

A Petro station in Joplin, Mo., won a high-ranking service award from a national automotive service group.

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Appreciation day to thank carriers

The C.H. Robinson 2nd Annual Carrier Appreciation day will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the TA Travel Center off I-4 near Tampa Bay, Fla.

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Truck Tonnage Index dips

ATA's For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped 0.2 percent in October.

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