Industry briefs

Roehl offering $10,000 sign-on bonus to experienced drivers

The bonuses will be paid out in $500 increments beginning with the completion of the first load hauled. Subsequent $500 payments will be made every 10,000 miles.

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Dedicated ELD from Coretex self-certified

The Coretext ELD is "compatible with all vehicle types and has been written from the ground up by Coretex engineers," the company says. The platform uses the company’s existing range of in-vehicle hardware for active fleet management.

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‘Predictive’ freight matching from Trucker Tools

Available to carriers at no cost, Smart Capacity optimally recommends loads for drivers and assets within a carrier’s network of 3PL/broker partners to improve visibility and operational efficiency.

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Comdata brings AscendTMS to carriers in MyFleet program

Comdata announced a preferred partnership with InMotion Global, Inc. to bring the free AscendTMS web-based transportation management system (TMS) software to carriers, fleets and freight brokers through its Comdata MyFleet program.

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Pilot Flying J opens new California location

The new store, located at exit 465 (Roth Road), features nine diesel lanes, PJ Fresh Pizza and Cinnabon restaurants, Western Union services and laundry facilities. 

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KeepTruckin ELD offered at discount for 1 year

Freight broker Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has partnered with smartphone logbook and electronic logging device provider KeepTruckin to offer discounts on its ELD solution for TQL-contracted carriers.

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Dart offering giveaways to drivers for Appreciation Week

Prizes offered in the giveaways include TVs, iPads, Bluetooth headsets, gift cards, gift baskets from Dart employees, steer tires, truck detail packages and more.

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Certain Illinois military vets can waive CDL written test with new law

Military veterans who regularly drove trucks within a year of applying for a CDL can apply to waive the written knowledge test in Illinois.

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Love’s raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

More than 430 Love’s locations will sell balloons for $1, $5 or $20 and hold events to raise money for sick and injured children in their communities. Stores will also hold events such as bake sales, cookouts, golf tournaments, 5K runs and more.

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Flatbed fleet raises company driver pay

All Boyd Bros. company drivers will receive an additional 4 cents per mile for all loads. Additionally, all company drivers, as well as students who graduate from the Boyd Bros. training program will receive a $900 weekly pay guarantee.

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