Interstate Distributor Co.

Owner-Operator of the Month: Bob Stewart

After a decade of odd jobs with the state of Washington, Bob Stewart has thrived on the open road.

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Highway bill includes truck parking elements, court orders release of truck stop tiger, owner-operator finalists named, medical certificate changes start Jan. 30, driver shortage to worsen says FTR and more industry news items are featured.

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Fleet Focus

Truckers and carriers receive recognition and awards.

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Interstate Distributor Co. launches $2,500 truck add bonus

Independent carriers and owner operators who add power units during August are eligible for a $2,500 bonus per truck as part of Interstate Distributor Co.’s Power Only program, the Tacoma, Wash.-based carrier announced. The bonus is paid in full within 90 days and is available to both new and current carriers that add additional equipment. For more information visit www.intd.com.

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Interstate Distributor Co. updates tractor fleet

Interstate Distributor Co. and McCoy Freightliner have entered into a multi-year agreement to replace IDC’s fleet of older tractors with 1,200 new Freightliner Cascadia tractors, the first of which will arrive in late August, the companies announced. The new tractors will be designed to create an ideal working environment for IDC’s company drivers and will be equipped with fuel efficient technology.

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A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.

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Saltchuk Resources to buy Interstate Distributor

Acquisition is transaction between Seattle-area family owned companies.

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Drivers win mentoring awards

Interstate Distributor Co. husband-and-wife team Richard and Linda Thomas have been named Trucker Buddies of the Month for July, and Walmart driver Chuck Lobsiger, shown above in the photo, is honored with the same such award for August, Trucker Buddy International announced. Residents of Edgewood, N.M., the Thomases have volunteered for the last two years with students in Janet Miller’s class at Emma Elementary School in Asheville, N.C. The couple has mentored in the program for three ...

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