Fikes Truck Line

Scenes from “Highway Angel” truck stop tour finale in Nashville

Video, pictures and more from the event, including the performance of Erin Flanigan, daughter in a long line of generations of owner-operators and drivers associated with Cincinnati-based Flanigan small fleet.

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Loads on your phone: More board, broker apps

Details of three more smartphone apps -- CHRW Trucks, BulkLoadsNow, and Fikes' Logistics' custom app -- for finding freight in your pocket.

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Would the professional drivers please raise hands?

At a fueling station in Dayton, Ohio, Kevin Burch, President of the Jet Express truck line, saw a decal (pictured) on the side of a flatbed as he was fueling. The message, "This truck helps build homes for our troops," was on a flatbed in the operation of a Volvo Rents delivery fleet. Burch took a picture of it, thinking he might use it as an example in an upcoming discussion he was participating in ...

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Fleet Focus

Celadon wins Alcoa's top award plus honors, pay issues and industry outreach are featured.

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Paramount top carrier for owner-operators

Paramount won for the second year in a row in the contest put on by Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge.

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Owner-operators remembering Chance Rogers at GATS

A fixture at truck shows for years with his owner-operator grandfather Jim Rogers, leased to Fikes, young Chance Rogers passed away July 11 after a long battle with bone cancer. Several owner-operators and drivers have banded together in the Truckers United for Charities group to honor Chance by raising money for a memorial fund in his name for the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation in Porland, Ore. “That was the hospital that took care of Chance,” ...

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Fleet Focus

Carriers and drivers receive recognition and awards.

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Fikes offers higher pay to use uDrove

Owner-operators are offered a 1 percent pay increase for using the uDrove system.

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Fikes joins wreaths project

Fikes Truck Line recently participated in Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that aims to place holiday wreaths at veterans cemeteries across the United States on Wreaths Across America Day.  Jeff Edmonson, a Fikes driver since June 2006, loaded a trailer with wreaths in Harrington, Maine, on Dec. 1. Over the following week, he delivered wreaths to cemeteries in Alabama and Louisiana. He was greeted at each stop by volunteers, ready to unload the fresh wreaths. “So ...

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Lisa Kelly to make appearance at bowl game Dec. 18

Whether you're getting opportunity to spend some relaxing time today with family around a dinner table, with friends at a football game, or you're out on the road, here's wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from myself and the folks at Overdrive and Truckers News. Speaking of football, keep the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl on your radar if you live in or run the Northwest. The folks with trucking smartphone-app-enabled services provider uDrove announced recently that ...

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