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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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C.R. England awards Harley-Davidson for fuel efficiency

C.R. England has awarded a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two to company driver Richard McDonald for showing the most improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the second quarter 2013. This is the 8th Harley-Davidson awarded in the two years England has sponsored the fuel efficiency promotion. McDonald has been with C.R. England since 1984. He drives a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia in England's National Over the Road Fleet and primarily runs between Utah ...

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CRST wins $4.7 million award against EEOC

A federal judge has ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pay CRST Van Expedited nearly $4.7 million.

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Penske wins Kroger contract

Penske Logistics has won the contract to operate and manage Kroger’s 600,000-square-foot refrigerated food distribution facility located in West Shelbyville, Indiana. Penske officially began operating the facility July 21 and has hired the 816 existing workers at the facility, including those represented by Teamsters Local 135, the company said.  

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