Roehl Transport

Meet Leon ‘Butch’ Mueller and his 1971 Pete 358

Yesterday at Roehl Transport, after a day of talking with TCA/Truckers News Company Driver of the Year John Moeller (pictured here behind me in one of his Roehl Freightliner Coronado's drives' hubs), Roehl President and COO Rick Roehl and I were talking about owner-operator Bryan Dax as I prepared to head off to Two Rivers, Wis., this morning to visit with him. Dax is owner of the 1990 Diamond Reo “Red Giant” truck I saw ...

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One driver’s Wisconsin idyll — photos from the road

On the road yesterday in Wisconsin I happened into this moment of contented beauty -- in the backyard of 56-year-old Roehl Transport flatbed division driver John Moeller. Moeller was named the TCA/Truckers News Company Driver of the Year just weeks back at the TCA annual meeting in Florida, and his prize Cummins-powered Dodge Ram 2500 is looking well at home in his driveway, I might add. Rolling into Marshfield, Wis., enjoying the unseasonably warm March Monday, ...

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LogBook

Three compete for Owner-Operator of the Year, cross-border program lawsuits advance, turnpike rates rise, Baltimore bridge tolls rising and many more industry news items are featured.

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Fleet Focus

Truckers and carriers receive recognition and awards.

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Carriers win Volvo safety awards

Two carriers won Volvo’s 2011 Trucks Safety awards. Roehl Transport, Inc. based in Marshfield, Wis., won the honor for the fleet with more than 20 million annual operating miles, and Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution, based in El Paso, Texas, won for the carrier with fewer than 20 million miles. The recognition is based on the fleets’ accident prevention programs and a low accident frequency rate. All U.S. and Canadian carriers with more than five Class 8 ...

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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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Driver of the Month

John Moeller has logged more than 4 million accident-free miles in his 35 years as a professional driver.

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Trucker of the Month

An entrepreneurial spirit and a gifted wife have helped owner-operator Phil Raboin create multiple revenue streams and bolster the strength of his trucking business.

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More from greater-Nashville flood

Things continue wet, here, for anyone near the banks of the flooded Cumberland River, which reached levels not seen since well before flood-control efforts largely made it manageable since the last major event in the 1930s, which means that the flood level might easily be described as "100-year" or some longer period -- "epic" is probably good enough, I imagine. The situation at the TA for the majority of the drivers with dry trucks is over -- ...

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Fleet Focus

Truckers and carriers are recognized and receive awards.

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