owner-operator

James selected as April Trucker Buddy of the Month

Russ James, a driver for Titan Transfer, has been named Trucker Buddy of the Month for April, nonprofit outreach Trucker Buddy International announced. Kristen Belcher, a third grade teacher at Kaufman Elementary School in Spring, Texas, says her class is excited that James was selected, noting that her students look forward to his emails and photos of landmarks. James likes to turn everything in to a teaching experience and uses his truck to teach the students the ...

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Speakout

Truckers weigh in on safety, tornado relief supplies and recognizing their boss.

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J.S. Helwig & Son ups driver pay

J.S. Helwig & Son LLC drivers received a pay increase starting June 1, James Helwig, the carrier's president and CEO announced. Drivers being paid 32 cents to 35 cents will now receive 37 cents to 39 cents, based on experience. Owner operators will receive a 3-cent pay increase.

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Owner-Operator of the Month

Kirby Killgore’s fun-loving personality and tactful business practices have helped his 26-year career thrive.

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Diamonds in your cab

My job allowed me as much as 12 hours a day to learn via audio materials.

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Pilot Flying J to upgrade showers, host contest

Pilot Flying J showers are being renovated and truckers can vote on the best shower at its interstate facilities this summer, the travel center announced.   For the next two years the truck stop’s 4,000 showers will be upgraded with new shower tiles, fixtures, lighting and hotel quality shower heads. Work on the project started Memorial Day.   For the contest, between now and Labor Day, commercial drivers who stop to shower at Pilot Flying J locations can ...

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Prime Inc. donates to Joplin tornado relief

Prime Inc., has sent two 53-foot refrigerated trailers filled with food, water, clothing and supplies to victims of the devastating tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., a Prime spokesman said. In addition, Prime associates and President Robert Low have contributed more than $10,000 to the local Red Cross for food and supplies. The company is also providing water to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, the only working hospital in the area.

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U.S. Xpress driver wins idling contest

Scot Hays gets a 2007 Freightliner truck after being named first grand prize winner of the company’s Idle Reduction Sweepstakes.

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Parts distributor FleetPride acquires Midway Truck Parts

Truck and trailer parts distributor FleetPride bought Midway Truck Parts, the Woodlands, Texas-based company announced.

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Insurance broker arrested

When buying insurance, truckers should get referrals regarding agents or brokers from truckers they trust.

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