Industry Briefs

Marten increases detention pay

Marten Transport, a Mondovi, Wis.-based carrier, has announced a raise in its detention pay.

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Marten ups detention pay

Driver detention pay has been increased $2, making the pay $17 per hour, Mondovi, Wis.-based Marten Transport  announced. The increase applies to drivers who have to wait more than two hours to be loaded or unloaded at customer locations. Any driver identified as consistently having extreme detention issues will continue to earn $20 per hour. Drivers are also paid $17 per hour of downtime at drop yards and drop pools when waiting on service for a trailer ...

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New IdleAir service starts

  A new IdleAir service has opened in at the Love’s truck stop off Interstate 10 at exit 302 near Benson, Ariz.  The shore power service provider will offer free, limited service through March 31. Premium service will also be available for $1.25 per hour, excluding tax, through April 30. The location is one of 26 sites across 12 states and provides truckers an alternative to idling engines. Unlimited 120-volt electricity, clean heating and air, 60+ channels of ...

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Trucker helps diabetic motorist

Walden Haulers Group driver Jonathan Bennett was named a Highway Angel for helping a motorist avert a medical emergency, the Truckload Carriers Association announced. Bennett, an emergency medical technician, helped administer orange juice from his cab to a woman with diabetes in November. She had been unable to maintain proper glucose levels while she and her sister were stopped at a road closing near a mountain gorge on Interstate 40 between North Carolina and Tennessee. When ...

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Jonathan Bennett named TCA Highway Angel

The Truckload Carriers Association has named its latest Highway Angel, Jonathan W. Bennett, a professional truck driver for Walden Haulers Group, Inc.

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Internet Truckstop designates woman-owned firms

Internet Truckstop, with help from the Women In Trucking Association, announced launch of a program to designate woman-owned businesses on the truckstop.com load board.

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Internet Truckstop designates women-owned firms

Load board service says it introduced this feature because more shippers and logistics companies have diversity expectations.

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Randy Houser to headline Walcott concert

Country music singer Randy Houser will headline a 7 p.m. concert July 12 for the 33rd Walcott Truckers Jamboree July 12-13, the Iowa 80 Truckstop announced. The event will be at the truck stop, off Interstate 80 at exit 284 in Walcott, Iowa. This year's jamboree will feature more than 200 exhibits, a Super Truck Beauty Contest, antique truck display, cookout, trucker Olympics, carnival games, live music and a fireworks display. Admission to the event and parking ...

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Driver named Highway Angel for helping couple at roadside

Kool Pak company driver Mike Mozley has been named a Highway Angel for helping a couple attach chains to their car at roadside, the Alexandria, Va.-based Truckload Carriers Association said. Near lunchtime in January, Mozley saw the stranded husband and wife attempting to put chains on their Cadillac on Interstate 5 in southern Oregon before they entered California. The couple were en route to the funeral of the husband's mother, who had died only the previous ...

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Love’s contributes to storm relief

Love's Travel Stops is donating $25,000 to help victims of the March 2 tornadoes that devastated sections of southern Indiana and northern Kentucky, the Oklahoma City, Okla.-based travel center franchise says.

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