honors

Hill recognizes driver milestones

Hill Brothers Transportation has recognized 34 company drivers and owner-operators who earned a Safe Driving Award for the second quarter of 2013. The award recipients include: Company Drivers Robert W. Felthauser Jr., of Omaha, NE, 1 Year Award  Duane A. Kendall, of Mendota, IL, 1 Year Award  Daniel G. Twitchell, of Aurora, CO, 1 Year Award  Paul W. Brooks, of  Lincoln, NE, 100,000 Mile Award  John D. Hinners, of Thornton, CO, 100,000 Mile Award  Christopher P. Howdle, of Omaha, NE, 100,000 Mile Award  Timothy R. ...

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Interstate Batteries named tech innovator

Interstate Batteries has been recognized as one of the Top 500 Technology Innovators by InformationWeek for developing and implementing a revolutionary sales and service model for the enterprise.

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Every Trucking awarded for safety

Great West Casualty Company, at the Oregon Trucking Convention, presented Central Oregon-based Charlie Every Trucking with the Platinum Fleet Safety Award.

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Kansas driver honored

Mark Goforth was recently named Ruan Transportation Management Systems’ 2012 Driver of the Year after being selected from a pool of more than 4,200 professional drivers. Goforth, who operates out of Ruan’s Topeka, Kan., terminal, has been with Ruan since 2005. He has driven more than 1.5 million miles during his 15 years as a professional truck driver. Goforth was chosen based on length of service, safety, driving records, and exceptional customer service.

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Truck financier honored

Truck equipment financial services firm GE Capital Fleet Services’ U.S. maintenance control center, located in Eden Prairie, Minn., was recently named a Top 50 Call Center by BenchmarkPortal. The award marks the third time in three years that GE Capital Fleet Services has received recognition from BenchmarkPortal. The company received the designation as part of BenchmarkPortal’s 2013 Top 100 Call Center award program, which compares the performance of contact centers throughout North America by evaluating ...

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Overdrive named finalist for national awards for Channel 19 blog, social media

Overdrive was named last week a finalist for an Award for Excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in the Blog category for Senior Editor Todd Dills' Channel 19 blog and in the Best Use of Social Media category for implementation of Overdrive's Facebook and Twitter and other social media accounts. Dills posts multiple times per week in his Channel 19 blog, which has elements of driver advocacy, humor and general interest trucking stories from around ...

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Women in Trucking goes to the White House

The Women in Trucking Association president and CEO, Ellen Voie, attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the Equal Pay Act, signed by President John Kennedy in 1963, in the East Wing of the White House on Monday, June 10. President Barack Obama spoke Monday at the event. Voie received her invitation from the Secretary of Transportation's Office of Public Engagement.

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Ruan names drivers of year

Ruan Transportation Management recently named its 2012 Drivers of the Year—totaling 14 out of the 4,200 professional drivers in the company. The drivers were named based on their length of service, safety and driving records, and exceptional customer service. The full list of drivers and the terminal out of which each operates is listed below. ·         Robert Moe; Lino Lakes, MN; Marmon/Keystone ·         Steve Millang; Des Moines, IA; Kirkman Farms ·         James Yarbary; Aurora, CO; Whole Foods Market ·         ...

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Highway Hero receives Carnegie Medal

The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission recently awarded Michael Schiotis, a driver from Spring Hill, Tenn., the Carnegie Medal. Schiotis was the 2011 recipient of the Goodyear Highway Hero of the Year award. The Carnegie medal is given throughout the U.S. and Canada to those who risk their lives while saving or attempting to save the lives of others. Schiotis was driving on an interstate in Pennsylvania late one night when he approached what he thought ...

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Civilianjobs.com names Epes MVE

CivilianJobs.com recently named North Carolina-based carrier Epes Transport System a 2013 Most Valuable Employers for Military finalist. The recognition helps military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers for civilian careers. For more information about the award, visit the site.  

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