Prime Inc.

Prime commanding lead in TCA weight-loss showdown

The Truckload Carriers Association's Weight-Loss Showdown competition is now well into its 7th week, and results from the end of week 6 showed Springfield, Mo.-based, heavily owner-operator-focused carrier Prime Inc.'s personnel holding a relatively strong lead for the fourth week running, but with System Transport moving up a spot to second and gaining ground. Below find TCA's graphic showing the full week 6 results, based on the percentage of total weight shed over the weeks. And ...

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Rest in Pieces

The new hours of service rule further complicates off-duty requirements in ways that could hurt productivity, though some flexibility is added.

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The Apnea Hurdle

Coming regulations would force reckoning with a condition common to truckers. And that’s not all that could make passing the medical exam even harder.

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Dodging bullets from on high

Look up, drivers. Just when you think you're safe -- rig in the lane, four-wheelers keeping a good distance off your back bumper, new regs falling from on high fully accounted for -- occasionally, something like this happens. Click through the link to watch a video interview (which aired last week on a local Georgia TV station) with Atlanta-based 25-year veteran hauler Danny Lower, about an incident in Catoosa County in his home state that could ...

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LogBook

Cross border program starts, EEOC files suit against carriers, agency urges CSA driver ratings, Icahn buys a percentage of Navistar and more industry news items are featured.

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Fleet Focus

Drivers and carriers receive recognition and awards.

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Prime driver wins triathlon award

Siphiwe Baleka, a driver for Prime, Inc., won the male 40-44 division of the Powerman Muncie Sprint Triathlon Saturday, Oct. 1, with a time of 1:09:32. The contest includes separate stints in swimming, biking and running. Baleka runs Fitness Trucking Inc., a company that sells DVD exercise videos for drivers that they can do in the truck or outside the cab in 30 minutes or less to keep a regular exercise routine and stay fit while ...

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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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Fleet Focus

Truckers and carriers receive recognition and awards.

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EEOC files discrimination suit against Prime

Commission has sued Prime Inc. over allegations the carrier discriminated against female driver applicants.

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