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K&B enhances holiday sign-on bonus program

K&B Transportation announced an enhanced holiday sign-on bonus program that the South Sioux City, Neb.-based company says equals out to an increase of more than 7 cents per mile. Drivers starting prior to Christmas will receive $400 orientation pay plus a $500 bonus on their second paychecks, followed up with another $500 bonus in late January. Working new hires also will qualify for a $250 operations bonus for running over the Christmas holiday. K&B also offers a ...

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Schneider Finance touts easier online credit application

Schneider Finance announced the creation of a one-stop online shop to help simplify business ownership for owner-operators. The revamped mobile-friendly SFITrucks.com website is designed for easy use and to offer a streamlined user experience, showcasing an easy-to-complete credit application for drivers looking to lease new or used trucks from SFI, a division of Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider.

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Southeastern relocates Arkansas service center

Southeastern Freight Lines, a Lexington, S.C.-based less-than-truckload company, relocated its service center in Van Buren, Ark., near Fort Smith, in response to growing business in the region. The new facility employs more than 35 people and features 39 dock doors. “By increasing capacity and improving delivery efficiency, the new Van Buren facility will help to increase Southeastern’s quality of service throughout the Sun Belt,” says Scott Lackie, service center manager.

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Con-way Freight driver Painter hits 3 million safe miles

Con-way Freight, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based less-than-truckload company, announced that Larry Painter, a 30-year company veteran, became its sixth professional driver to achieve three million consecutive accident-free miles. Con-way Freight’s three-million-mile club also includes previous honorees James “Jackpot” Sutfin of Las Vegas, Nev.; Tom Syme of Palatine, Ill.; Tom Strissel of Mundelein, Ill.; David Frazier of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Doug Phelps of Clearfield, Pa. All continue to drive for the company today. “I think I speak for ...

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APU maker Idle Free acquired by PTI

Phillips & Temro Industries, a portfolio company of Audax Group, announced that it has completed the acquisition of APU manufacturer Idle Free Systems Inc.

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Rotella SuperRigs calendar: A truck beauty every month

The new 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar showcases 12 of the nation’s best-looking heavy-duty trucks.

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Overdrive, TCA announce finalists in driver contests

The six finalists will attend TCA’s annual meeting near Dallas, where the winners will be announced for the Owner-Operator of the Year and Company Driver of the Year awards.

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Goodyear offers big-fleet pricing package to owner-ops

A market-share leader in the sales and service of commercial tires to the largest fleets is rolling out out a special pricing package aimed at owner-operators and small fleets – and at improving its share of that market segment.

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FMCSA chief honors safe drivers at OOIDA celebration

Trucking’s top regulator said Friday that she was “grateful and honored” to call the names of 35 “remarkably impressive owner-operators” in recognition of their accident-free years.

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Love’s Raises $2 Million for Children’s Miracle Network

Love’s Travel Stops has given $2 million to the Children's Miracle Network to benefit 92 CMN Hospitals across the country. Love’s recently wrapped up a five-week fundraising campaign at its 304 travel stop and country store locations. Love’s employees and customers worked together to raise the record amount for its 15th campaign, most of which came one dollar at a time. During the campaign, Love’s team members sold paper hearts for donations and organized grassroots fundraising ...

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