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4 State’s Bryan Martin on Joplin rebuilding efforts in All Drivers Together conference call

In a conference call last week put together by the All Drivers Together group, a collaboration of owner-operators and drivers opening up a free conference line to drivers and others in the trucking industry around the nation to network and share information toward industry betterment, 4 State Trucks' Bryan Martin noted the shift in efforts around his home city of Joplin, Mo., to rebuilding in a big way last week. "This week, it’s cleanup crews ...

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Schneider National driver exceeds 4 million safe miles

Schneider National Inc., company driver Mark DeSotel was honored for driving 4 million accident-free miles in his nearly 35 years with the fleet, based in Green Bay, Wis. Late last year, he became the third driver in the carrier’s history to achieve the distinction.

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Truckers for a Cause Chapter of A.W.A.K.E meeting

The Truckers for a Cause Chapter of A. W. A. K. E. is a patient support group for truck drivers with sleep apnea. It is part of the nationwide network of support groups organized by the American Sleep Apnea Association. The meeting will be held via conference call. The number is (712) 432 –5015, access code 350926. Steven Peters from Fisher-Paykel will be the speaker. awake.truckersforacause.com , TFAC- A. W. A. K. E. information line (337) 513-4543.

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Back cradle for drivers

The Orthotic Cradling System is a portable sitting device designed to “float” the user’s spinal system over the sitting surface like a natural shock absorber for comfort and injury prevention. It automatically corrects sitting posture and relieves pain for those who have back discomfort from sitting upright while driving. BACKJOY, backjoy.com

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Ice roads to Dallas; truck lot entertainment schedule for GATS

Next week, it's safe to say that all roads in the North American trucking world lead to Dallas, even the Canadian ice roads -- or at least those typically run by Yellowknife, Canada's Alex Debogorski, past "Ice Road Truckers" star, who will be on hand at the Dallas Convention Center for the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 26-28 at the Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions booth #16089 as part of the Firestone Truck Tire Team. He'll ...

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Paper products leading factory growth

The latest news from manufacturers, reporting a strong May, backs up reports that freight is growing. Manufacturing expanded in May for the 10th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 13th consecutive month, according to the supply executives polled for the Institute for Supply Management’s Report On Business. “Employment continues to grow as manufacturers have added to payrolls for six consecutive months,” says Norbert J. Ore of ISM. “The recovery continues to broaden as 16 ...

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Report: Fleets challenged to hire

For fleets needing additional drivers, the constraint will be in their ability to hire and train prospects, FTR Associates said.

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TCA announces contest winners

Boyd Bros. Transportation and Dart Transit won top awards the best fleets for company drivers and owner-operators, respectively, to work for in the Truckload Carriers Association Best Fleets to Drive For contest.

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