honors

ATRI exec named Influential Woman

Navistar and the Women In Trucking Association named Rebecca Brewster, president and chief operating officer of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) the third annual Influential Woman In Trucking. The announcement came at the Truckload Carriers Association's convention in Las Vegas, held at the Wynn this week. The award seeks to recognize women in the industry who make or influence key decisions, have a proven record of responsibility and who mentor and serve as a ...

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TCA Fleet Safety winners

The Truckload Carriers Association has selected 18 companies as division winners in its 37th annual National Fleet Safety Awards, sponsored by Great West Casualty Company.

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Goodyear names Highway Hero finalists

Goodyear will announce its annual Highway Hero Award winner on March 21 during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The award honors drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. The driver who is named the Highway Hero will receive a ring, a plaque and a $5,000 cash award.  This year’s list of finalists are: Christopher Burgess, an independent driver from Ravenna, Ohio. After picking up 15 tons of sand, Burgess was driving down ...

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Trucking’s Woman of the Year to be announced Tuesday

The Women in Trucking Association, with the support of Navistar, Inc., will announce the 2013 Influential Woman of the Year at the annual TCA convention in Las Vegas on March 5. The award highlights the achievements of female role models and pioneers in the trucking industry and is chosen by a panel of industry judges. Here are the four finalists: Sandra Ambrose-Clark, President, ESJ Carrier Corporation Lana Batts, Co-President, Driver iQ Rebecca Brewster, President and Chief Operating Officer, ...

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Walmart names Carriers of Year

Walmart Transportation has recognized eleven trucking and transportation partners as Carriers of the Year. The company awards the designation to companies who provide logistical support to the retailer’s stores, Sam’s Club locations and distribution facilities. Here's the full list of winners: General Merchandise Gold Tango Transport General Merchandise Platinum Heartland Express Grocery Dedicated Swift Transportation Intermodal Hub Group National LTL YRC Freight Regional LTL Averitt Express Sam's Club Heartland Express Small Parcel FedEx Corp. Temperature Controlled Gold* Jim Palmer Trucking Temperature Controlled Platinum* C.R. England Diversity Barr-Nunn Transportation Innovative Excellence in Transportation J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

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CCJ names Boyd Innovator of the Year

The Commercial Carrier Journal — a sister publication of Overdrive — named Boyd Bros. Transportation its 2013 CCJ Innovator of the Year. The award recognizes trucking operations that have demonstrated true innovation in trucking management. Boyd was recognized for its participation in developing a cutting-edge intermodal flatbed product that boosts capacity by allowing industrial freight to be transported by railroad. The product is an open-top flatbed unit that is transported over short distances via highway on ...

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Moving association names award winners

The American Moving & Storage Association named All Service Moving, of Portland Ore., the winner of the 2012 Enterprise Award. The Enterprise Award honors AMSA mover members with less than $3 million in annual gross revenues and fewer than 25 employees. All Service Moving was founded in 2004, has an A+ rating with the Oregon Better Business Bureau and employs 20 full-time movers. In addition to the Enterprise Award, AMSA also named its Independent Mover ...

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Ray LaHood gets Navigator Award

WTS International announced that it has chosen outgoing U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as its first-ever recipient of the Navigator Award. The award winner was chosen based on efforts to attract, retain and advance women in the transportation industry. With the help of Secretary LaHood, WTS started the WTS International Transportation YOU program, a program to encourage 13- to 17-year-old girls to set out on an academic path that leads to a career ...

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TripPak names program winner

The TripPak Mobile Rewards Program has named Robert Albert, a contractor for Mercer Transportation, as its award winner for the fourth quarter of 2012. Albert is one of many drivers who use the TripPak Mobile application more than five times in the quarter. The prize is $500, and the winner is randomly drawn from the pool of qualifying drivers.

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TCA names 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

Twenty trucking companies from across North America have been named the 2013 Best Fleets to Drive For by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge.

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