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CRST acquires Pegasus Transportation

CRST International Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announced its acquisition of fellow privately-held trucking company Pegasus Transportation Inc. of Louisville, Ky. Terms were not made public, although CRST said it funded the purchase through existing cash reserves, allowing it to remain debt-free. The company reported annual revenues in excess of $1.5 billion. Founded in 1988, Pegasus provides regional truckload services with a focus on the high-security temperature-sensitive health sciences sector and the critical just-in-time automotive industry. ...

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R+L Carriers launches driver recognition program

R+L Carriers of Wilmington, Ohio, launched a new driver recognition campaign – "More than great drivers. Great people." – to profile their safe driving accomplishments and who they are as individuals. Selected drivers will be honored with their full-size images on the company’s trailers.

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Dayton launches DFXpedited Service

Dayton Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload services, introduced DFXpedited Service for expedited shipments to address same-day and next-day needs. DFX will use ground and air transportation – including cargo vans, tractor-trailers, same-day flights and air charters – to serve all of North America. The Dayton, Ohio-based company said 24/7 service is available for freight of any weight and dimension, including hazardous materials.

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A&R Logistics adds warehouse space

A&R Logistics of Louisville, Ky., signed a lease for an additional 70,000 square feet of warehouse space in Jeffersonville, Ind., increasing capacity to 173,000 square feet. The facility offers packaging, transloading and transportation services to bulk and packaging customers.

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ACT offering holiday pay, free family rides, layover pay

American Central Transport company drivers now receive $100-per-day holiday pay while they are at home for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. If a company driver is driving on any of those days, he or she will receive holiday pay in addition to the mileage pay they earn. Also, ACT family members now may ride free, doing away with the former family rider pass fee. Also, company drivers for the ...

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Drivewyze available at Florida ag inspection sites

Drivewyze announced that eligible commercial carriers now can use its PreClear bypass service to bypass 22 agricultural inspection stations in Florida, in addition to 440 weigh stations and inspection sites in 33 states across the country. Drivewyze recently reached an agreement with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement to allow qualified fleets to bypass agriculture inspection sites through the mobile inspection site bypass service. Drivewyze already began offering ...

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Southeastern opens four new Sun Belt service centers

Southeastern Freight Lines expanded its services across the Sun Belt region, opening four new service centers with a total of 134 dock doors throughout Kentucky and Cincinnati. The Lexington, S.C.-based less-than-truckload company said the new Cincinnati facility and Kentucky facilities in Lexington, Louisville and Bowling Green were opened in response to growing customer service need and to streamline efficiencies.

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FMCSA shuts down small Nevada carrier  

A three-truck fleet, JDJD Transportation, has been ordered to cease operations because of hours of service and other violations.

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Ryder spec’ing female-friendly trucks

Ryder System announced that it will offer customers a female-friendly vehicle package for lease. With the help of various OEMs and the Women in Trucking Association, a nonprofit organization established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, Ryder is making available a custom vehicle design with 15 specifications intended to better meet the needs of female drivers. The ergonomic vehicles include features such as adjusted height and placement of cab grab handles, adjustable ...

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Book recounts Schneider’s 80-year history

In 1935, Al Schneider purchased his first truck, and today his namesake company is one of the nation’s largest providers of truckload, intermodal and logistics services. To capture and commemorate its history over the past eight decades, the company has released “Leap of Faith: The Story of Schneider,” a full-color 144-page hardcover coffee table-style history book. Schneider worked with Essex Publishing and author Jim Smith to gather interviews with members of the Schneider family and dozens ...

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