Transport America

Transport America invests in OEM-built exercise system

The Minnesota-based fleet outfitted 200 of its tractors with Freightliner's in-cab exercise system, the FIT System.

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Who’s keeping score: Carrier use of driver-ranking tools

The final installment in our investigation of third-party driver-scorecard services details carrier practices using the tools to rank current and/or prospective drivers in the perspective of CSA.

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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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Transport America wins top award

Transport America is the winner of the award for Top Truckload Dry Freight Provider in Logistics Management magazine’s 2011 Quest for Quality series. The award was given based on categories of performance, value, information technology, customer service and equipment and operations. For details, visit the Transport America website.

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Koch & Sons driver’s adventure at Minn. driving championships

Driver John Borman and I haven't met in person, but via the monthly photo contests I help host for Truckers News and, before that, our monthly featured photo from the magazine's Flickr.com photo-sharing group, I've become well-acquainted with Borman as not only a great photographer but a consummate professional. When he asked if I'd be interested in including his narrative of his recent participation in the Minnesota state driving championships, I didn't hesitate. Find it ...

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LogBook

Driver data could go public, U.S. and Mexico sign trucking deal, broker regulatory bill reintroduced and other industry news items are featured.

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Carriers dangle incentives for owners

Over the last year, several carriers have increased per-mile and fuel rates, posted bonuses and reduced truck-lease payments.

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Logbook

Owner-operator pay to rise, researcher trashes hour studies, Shell selects SuperRigs trucks, groups push for safer trucks and many more industry news items are featured.

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CSA and Safety Scores

Your driving record carries more weight than ever under CSA. Learn how to access your data, understand it and use it to your advantage.

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Fleet Focus

Carriers and truckers receive recognition and awards.

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