Prime Inc.

Industry’s top challenge: Finding drivers

Trucking executives favor the long-term viability of using leased owner-operators to meet their capacity needs.

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Fleet Focus

Carriers and truckers receive recognition and awards.

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Fast Forward

FMCSA, after requiring onboard recorders for violation-prone carriers, now seeks a mandate for all OTR operations.

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Buy Right

Slash your costs by knowing when and where to purchase fuel. And make sure you’re getting the most value from a fuel card and a fuel surcharge.

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Tanker starting pay increased

Drivers in Prime Inc.'s tanker division are now eligible to earn 41 cents per mile for starting pay, the Springfield, Mo.-based fleet announced. Tanker driver openings are available in Fort Wayne and Decatur, Ind.; Louisville, Ky.; Columbus, Ohio; Raleigh, N.C.; Chicago; and Pittsburgh. Read more at Prime Inc.

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SpeakOut

Truckers weigh in on truck stops, no-idling tickets and the recent election.

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Prime honors 3-million-mile drivers

Prime Inc. truckers Herman Knight and Steve Rowan have won safety awards for driving 3 million miles safely. The honor requires a driving record free of preventable accidents or incidents, the Springfield, Mo.-based carrier said in a written statement. Knight and Rowan were presented their awards at the 10-year celebration dinner for Prime employees. Both drivers received checks for $5,000 each, 3-million-mile leather jackets, decals for their trucks, lapel pins, jacket patches and plaques with their name ...

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Exposed

A new program sheds intense light on driver crash and inspection records. For good drivers, safety equals bargaining power for pay.

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Double time

Owner-operator teams are in demand as fleets dangle top rates and sign-on bonuses to movehigh-value, time-sensitive loads.

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Good ink on Missouri truck driving championships

Among drive-image-building efforts that are decades-long institutions are the yearly state truck-driving championships, which in 2010 will culminate in the final national competition Aug. 3-7 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The efficacy of the championships in the image arena was on full display in this story, published Sunday in the Springfield, Mo., News-Leader, about that state's own championships, held on a driving course on the headquarters campus of Prime. I got the chance to visit the carrier last ...

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