Siphiwe Baleka

Rodney McCloud: ‘Fittest of the fleet’

With McCloud coming out on top of its fitness competition, Prime challenges other carriers to host their own Fittest events using the same format in order to bring together the champions of each fleet into a national competition.

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Alternative two-wheeled transport and fitness on the long road

Prime driver and cyclist Mario Almendarez shares strategies for cycling routes and fitness motivation on the road to better health.

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Prime driver comes out on top of company cycling competition

Mario Almendarez rode a total of 538.99 miles to win the carrier's 2013 May Bicycle Challenge.

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Former Prime driver competes at San Diego Triathalon

Former Prime Inc. lease owner-operator Siphiwe Baleka recently returned from the “San Diego or Bust” bicycle transport tour. Baleka competed and finished in eighth place in the Men’s 40-44 division of the ITU San Diego Spring Triathlon, and he and driver Mike Edwards carried 81 bicycles across the country for athletes competing in the race. USA Triathlon, in an effort to promote the ITU San Diego triathlon, offered athletes the opportunity ...

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Foiling the truckhackers, winning the triathlon

What's next, "Truckhacking?" If this doesn't lend new urgency to the technical standards FMCSA's mulling for EOBRs, I don't know what does. Craig Trudell reported yesterday in Bloomberg BusinessWeek on a team of "carhacking" researchers out of the University of California San Diego and the University of Washington, who found during a study that they were able to take control of a car, manipulating all of its systems remotely via common hacker methodology. The point of entry, ...

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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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Long-haul swimmer adds running, biking to his competitive repertoire

Siphiwe Baleka (pictured), whom you will remember as the Prime-leased owner-operator who competed and walked away with a couple titles in the U.S. Masters National Swimming championships I wrote about in May, has made headlines yet again -- this time not just for his swimming prowess. He placed 56th of 577 competitors at the Warsaw Optimist Sprint Triathlon qualifier for the U.S.A. Triathlon organization running and biking in addition to swimming. Take a look at the ...

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Roadside Attractions

An outlaw is riding into cowboy country, there's a new dame on the Dalton, tornadoes take down some rigs, truckers say not to human freight and other industry news items are featured.

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Prime driver hauls in national swimming championship

Leased owner-operator Siphiwe Baleka, with Springfield, Mo.-based Prime Inc., won two national championships at the 2011 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring Nationals in Mesa, Ariz., on Friday, April 29. Baleka, who joined Prime three years ago, won first place in both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle with the second fastest times of the year. He also placed third in the 100-yard breaststroke, sixth in the 200-yard freestyle and 14th in the 50-yard butterfly. “I was just hoping to ...

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