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Celadon opens new driver training center

Celadon and its Quality Drivers  subsidiary have announced the opening of the new driver training center near its Indianapolis headquarters.  The $7 million, 61,000 square-foot training facility includes dorm rooms, cafeteria, workout room, basketball court and a driver training road course. Quality Drivers expects to train approximately 500 new drivers in the first full year of operation at the new training center.  Quality Drivers offers the driver training classes weekly, which encompass four weeks of basic ...

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C.R. England gives quarterly Harley to fuel-efficient driver

C.R. England awarded a 2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 to Gerry Blake, one of its company drivers, for showing improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the fourth quarter 2013. This is the 11th Harley-Davidson awarded to drivers by C. R. England in the fuel efficiency promotion. Blake, of Mesa, Ari., drives a 2013 Freightliner Cascadia for England's Western Regional Division.  He has been with the company for about three years.  Blake ...

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Prime participates in Wreaths Across America

Prime Inc. will participate in the annual Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 14 at Springfield National Cemetery. The Missouri Highway Patrol will escort a Prime truck carrying over 1,000 wreaths through the state. The wreaths will be delivered and placed at the cemetery at 9 a.m. The ceremony, which starts at 11 a.m., will be conducted in unison with more than 800 cemeteries around the country. The Springfield Civil air Patrol Auxiliary color guard and ...

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Werner awarding safe drivers with new trucks

Werner Enterprises recently introduced a three-tiered Million Mile Safe Driver Truck Program designed to recognize Werner drivers who have achieved safe driving milestones of 1, 2 or 3 million miles with new trucks and accessories. Werner’s new program offers professional drivers the opportunity to order new trucks equipped with an APU with 110-volt service and assorted accessories available depending on the safe driving milestone achieved. Drivers with 1 million safe driving miles at Werner are eligible ...

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Mega-carriers combine: Gordon Trucking acquired by Heartland Express

One of the country's largest carriers, Heartland Express, has acquired 100 percent of the stock of another major carrier, Gordon Trucking, in a transaction valued at around $300 million.

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C.R. England Awards Harley-Davidson in Fuel Efficiency Promotion

C.R. England has awarded a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two to one of its company drivers for showing improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the third quarter of 2013. Farid Nakhla won the ninth Harley-Davidson awarded quarterly to drivers in the two years England has sponsored this fuel efficiency promotion. Nakhla has been with C.R. England since 2012 and makes his home in Bayonne, N.J. He drives a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia in ...

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EEOC appeals ruling that ordered it to pay CRST $4.6 million

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is appealing a federal court order to pay CRST Van Expedited nearly $4.7 million for legal expenses for defending itself from EEOC lawsuits.

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Knight making moves to buy USA Truck, original deal rejected

Knight Transportation made an attempt last week to buy the struggling USA Truck, which the USA board rejected. Knight, however, says it is determined to get a deal made.

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R+L Carriers reaches settlement in cigarette trafficking case

R+L Carriers has reached a settlement agreement with New York prosecutors in a case involving the trafficking of untaxed cigarettes in the state.

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Old Dominion hits top growth list

Old Dominion was named one of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies for 2013 by Fortune Magazine. The company has more than tripled its revenue in less than a decade. The report highlighted Old Dominion’s performance over the past three years, including a 21 percent revenue growth, 68 percent profit growth and 39 percent total return. The magazine compiled this year’s list by measuring public companies by growth in revenue, profit and stock prices over the past three years. The complete ...

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