Jacobson Companies

Jacobson purchases fleet of Mack Pinnacles

Mack Trucks recently announced that Jacobson Companies has purchased 139 day cabs and 120 sleepers, a total of 259, Mack Pinnacle on-highway commercial vehicles. A third-party logistics service chose the truck because of the fuel economy offered by the Pinnacle model, as well as the safe and comfortable in-cab driver environment. The trucks, which are equipped with Mack ClearTech MP8 445-hp engines, were distributed to Jacobson locations throughout the U.S. The model’s aerodynamic design includes ...

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Amid big fleet investments, operators stare down high truck prices

Something is going right for the Jacobson Companies 3PL -- Mack Trucks announced yesterday that they took delivery of an order of 259 built-in-the-U.S. Mack Pinnacles, 139 daycabs and 120 sleeper trucks, and they're hiring dedicated company drivers for runs based out of their Des Moines, Iowa, headquarters. Any owner-operators out their run freight for them on occasion or regularly? The new tractors (some of which are pictured), Mack says, were delivered to Jacobson locations throughout ...

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Payday

Carriers chase after a diminished pool of owner-operator candidates with higher pay, bonuses and more compensation options.

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LogBook

Driver data could go public, U.S. and Mexico sign trucking deal, broker regulatory bill reintroduced and other industry news items are featured.

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Carriers dangle incentives for owners

Over the last year, several carriers have increased per-mile and fuel rates, posted bonuses and reduced truck-lease payments.

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Jacobson offers referral bonus, $5,000 prize

Jacobson drivers and owner-operators leased to the carrier can win bonuses and a prize of $5,000 in an incentive program that will continue through December, the Des Moines, Iowa,-based fleet announced. The so-called Amazing Referral Race contest will reward the Jacobson driver with the grand prize of $5,000 for referring the most new owner-operators. The grand prize will be awarded on top of the $1,000 bonus per referral already given to drivers for every newly hired contractor, ...

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