Industry Briefs

Oregon ports of entry to switch to phone-based services

| April 04, 2012

The Motor Carrier Transportation Division is closing its registration offices at three ports of entry into Oregon this year and is replacing over-the-counter services with phone services for registration and over-dimension permit services.

TripPak launches new website

| April 04, 2012

TripPak Services announced the launch of its new website, TripPak.com.

FTR Trucking Conditions Index steady

| April 04, 2012

FTR Associates’ Trucking Conditions Index for February eased very slightly to 5.9, according to the April 2012 Trucking Update.

Great Dane opens reefer plant in Statesboro, Ga.

| April 03, 2012

The Great Dane refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant Tuesday, April 3, opened for production little more than a year after breaking ground at the Statesboro, Ga., site. Dignitaries cut ribbon to celebrate the event. Production will begin ...

Atlas offers jobs, bonuses

| April 03, 2012

  Drivers who sign on by May 1 will receive a $5,000 bonus as part of Shuttle Fleet’s launch, Atlas Van Lines announced of a plan to fill more than 100 driving jobs by June. Through a ...

Epes ups driver pay 7 cents for Northeast deliveries

| April 03, 2012

Drivers for Epes Transport System are eligible to earn a 7-cent pay increase per loaded mile for loads delivered to the Northeast, the Greensboro, N.C.-based carrier announced. States to which the increase applies are Connecticut, Delaware, ...

Melton Logistics renamed

| April 02, 2012

Melton Logistics has been renamed Conexus, LLC, the Tulsa, Okla.-based third-party logistics company said. The company, which was launched in 2003, will operate at its current site under the same leadership. Read more details at the company’s ...

Leland Martin to sing at 16th annual Truckers Jamboree

| April 02, 2012

Country music singer Leland Martin will perform at a 7 p.m. concert May 18 as part of the 16th Annual Joplin Truckers Jamboree, said event coordinator Joel Hamilton. To be at the Joplin 44 Petro, off ...

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