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Fleet Focus – April 2009

| April 30, 2009

Arnold Transportation increases owner-operator pay
Owner-operator pay has increased to 91 cents per mile, loaded and empty, Arnold Transportation President Tom Glaser says.

The increase at the flatbed and specialized services company is for drivers on routes in the Southwest and on so-called super routes outside of regular runs.
“It’s important to us to continue to look forward and to make Arnold Transportation a strong career option for independent contractors,” Glaser says.

Freymiller Inc., a 48-state refrigerated carrier based in Oklahoma City, was named first in outstanding achievement in highway safety in the Oklahoma Trucking Association’s annual awards. Fleet drivers Duane Mills and Bruce Ross were recognized, respectively, for one- and two-million-mile accident free safety records. . . . Eagan, Minn.-based Transport America recognized Ray Campbell and James Woolard for having driven a million miles safely. . . . Winners in the Truckload Carriers Association’s first Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest are Fremont Contract Carriers Inc., for the more-than-100 units division, and Wannemacher Enterprises in fewer-than-100 units.

Cookeville, Tenn.-based Averitt Express expanded its asset-based truckload coverage to Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and New Jersey. The fleet now covers truckload shipments in 25 states in the Midwest and South. . . .Wayne Moving and Storage, based in West Chester, Pa., has joined Atlas Van Lines, the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, based in Evansville, Ind. Wayne, with 44,000 square feet of storage, joins more than 500 Atlas agents across North America. n

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