Industry Briefs

Mason City hosts truck show benefit for St. Jude Saturday

Mason City, Ill., is hosting the Convoy for Kids Truck Show on Saturday, June 16, as a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event will be held at the city's Memorial Park. It starts at 11 a.m. and will continue throughout the day indefinitely. Each vote for your favorite truck will cost a penny, and all proceeds go to St. Jude’s Hospital. In case of rain, the truck ...

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USA Truck names April Driver of the Month

USA Truck has named Dwyte B. Putman as its April 2012 Driver of the Month. Putman has been with USA Truck since July 2010. He was nominated for Driver of the Month by his fleet manager, Keith Coatney. "He is accident-free and is one of my top drivers,” Coatney says. “His on-time service is one of the best in the company." Putman will receive $250 cash, $100 in USA's company store credit, a ...

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DHL’s Standard Forwarding named Carrier of the Year

Standard Forwarding, a subsidiary of DHL Freight, was named Great Lakes/Midwest LTL Carrier of the Year for the fourth time in a row in Mastio & Company’s annual Value and Loyalty Benchmarking Study. The study surveys 2,000 shippers and identifies and quantifies the needs of LTL freight customers while comparing national, regional and local carriers. Standard Forwarding was selected as the winner based upon scores in 24 service attributes. ...

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Brown inducts 22 drivers into Safety Hall of Fame

Brown Trucking Company announced the induction of 22 drivers into its “Million Mile Safe Driving” Driver Safety Hall of Fame. The group was recognized for successfully driving more than a million consecutive miles accident-free, all with Brown Trucking and/or Brown’s acquired companies West Brothers Transportation Services and Schrader Trucking Company. It takes an individual driver at Brown an average of 12 to 15 years to drive a million miles, the company ...

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James Wesley to perform at Walcott Jamboree

Iowa 80 Truckstop has added a second concert, featuring James Wesley, slated to perform July 13 at 7 p.m. to its Walcott Truckers Jamboree. Wesley, whose uncle is a retired driver, has opened for country stars such as Ronnie Dunn and Taylor Swift. The concert, sponsored by CAT Scale Company, is part of a festival with over 200 exhibits.  Admission and parking are free, and events such as a Super Truck Beauty Contest, Antique Truck Display, ...

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uShip named Cars.com shipper

Popular website Cars.com has named uShip its exclusive shipping partner and provider. The online transportation marketplace gives Cars.com shoppers an instant shipping quote, as well as access to thousands of customer-reviewed auto-transport companies that competitively bid for business. Shoppers can link directly to the website’s shipping center to access the price quotes based on vehicle type and origin/destination zip codes and can choose between two formats on uShip, name your price or auction, to get the ...

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E.W. Wylie names 2011 Company Driver of the Year

E.W. Wylie Corporation has named North Dakota-native Kevin Widmer its 2011 Company Driver of the Year. Widmer decided to become a professional driver as a second career. He says he enjoys the independence the job brings and particularly the fact that his work with E.W. Wylie allows him to travel throughout the United States and Canada. Company driver Carl Bjugstad was named runner up for this year’s award. Bjugstad has driven ...

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Kenworth opens full-service dealership in Reno area

Western Nevada Kenworth has recently opened a 20,000 square-foot full-service dealership in Sparks, Nev. The full-service operation is located on five acres at 8640 Canyon River Dr., just off Exit 23 on U.S. Interstate 80, about 3 miles east of Sparks. The dealership features 10 service bays, with one bay dedicated to providing Kenworth PremierCare express services, a 5,000 sq.-ft. parts department and a body building facility to sell, install and ...

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Shaffer releases anniversary tractors

Shaffer Trucking, a national temperature-sensitive truckload carrier, released its 75th anniversary trucks to five of the company’s drivers. The trucks are International ProStars fully customized with Shaffer Trucking 75th anniversary commemorative symbols on the top and sides of each truck, as well as the individual drivers' years of service and career miles displayed on the doors. Criteria in the driver selection process included safety, mileage, longevity, attitude, appearance and the manner in which the drivers ...

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Shaffer presents 75th anniversary trucks to five drivers

Shaffer Trucking recently gave their 75th Anniversary trucks to five Shaffer Trucking drivers.

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