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Patriotic Freightliner goes to Schneider

Schneider National was recently selected by Freightliner to receive the 11th edition Ride of Pride truck, which is designed to be rolling tributes to members of the United States military past and present. The tractor joins Schneider’s existing fleet of five Ride of Pride tractors, including the only Canadian military-themed unit ever produced. The 11th edition was added to the fleet Memorial Day weekend following its traditional debut at the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally in ...

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Lowe’s honors Southeastern Freight Lines

Lowe’s recently named Southeastern Freight Lines its Platinum Carrier of the Year, the highest award designation possible for the home improvement retailer. Southeastern is the only less-than-truckload carrier to receive this award in consecutive years. This is the sixth year in a row the company has received it. Lowe’s names the award-winner based on meeting four primary objectives including on-time and claim-free deliveries.  

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Crete named most valuable military employer

CivilianJobs.com recently named Crete Carrier Corporation its 2013 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military winner. According to Tonn Ostergard, president and CEO of the company, 30 percent of Crete Carrier employees have prior military experience. The company has an employee training program designed to train and transition military individuals into a civilian profession.The recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers to target for civilian careers.

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CRST acquires division of Allied Van Lines

CRST International, Inc., recently acquired the Allied Special Products division of Allied Van Lines, based in Fort Wayne, Ind. The company specializes in moving high-value products including motorcycles, medical products and office equipment. The acquisition complements STI, which CRST purchased in 2011. With the acquisition of Allied Special Products division, STI’s 2013 revenue is projected to exceed $250 million.

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CRST recognizes safe drivers

CRST Expedited, Inc., recently recognized 17 drivers for topping 1 million accident-free miles. The drivers were presented awards at a March 15 banquet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa — the company’s headquarters. The drivers recognized were: Don Webber,  Harrisville, WV, joined  CRST 1985, 4 million miles Michael Skidmore, Yukon, OK, joined CRST 1988, 3 million miles Charles Watkins, Covington, KY, joined CRST 1986, 3 million miles John Watkins, Highland Heights, KY, joined CRST 1984, 3 million miles Rodolfo Bermudez, Lynwood, CA, joined ...

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Schneider offering sign-on incentives

Schneider National is now offering sign-on incentives to company driver and owner-operator teams who are hired or leased on before June 30, 2013. Experienced company team drivers will earn an $8,000 ($4,000 per driver) sign-on bonus when joining the company's van truckload division, while recent driving school graduates will earn $6,000. Owner-operator teams will earn an $8,000 lease incentive. Drivers must come to Schneider as a team to be eligible for the incentives.

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Crete named top military employer

CivilianJobs.com recently recognized Crete Carrier Corporation as a 2013 Most Valuable Employee (MVE) for Military finalist. Marking the fifth year of publication, the MVE recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. The contest is open to all U.S.-based companies, and finalists were selected based on surveys in which employers outlined their recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military servicemen. Winners will be ...

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Old Dominion moves Ohio center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. relocated its Cincinnati Service Center to a larger facility that will serve customers in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

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Melton breaks ground for new HQ

Melton Truck Lines joined the city of Catoosa, Okla., Monday to break ground on new corporate offices.

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Southeastern Freight opens Houston center

Southeastern Freight Lines is opening a second service center in Houston located at 7313 East Orem Dr. in south Houston.

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