Industry briefs

Prime Inc. increases pay per mile to independent contractors

| May 31, 2011

Independent contractors in reefer and flatbed segments will have minimum pay set at $1.02 per mile starting June 1, said John Hancock, Prime Inc.’s recruiting director. The increase is available to all new and existing ...

Prime Inc. donates to Joplin tornado relief

| May 31, 2011

Prime Inc., has sent two 53-foot refrigerated trailers filled with food, water, clothing and supplies to victims of the devastating tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., a Prime spokesman said. In addition, Prime associates and ...

Custom Cascadia takes Ride of Pride

| May 27, 2011

For the ninth consecutive year, employees at the Freightliner plant in Cleveland, N.C., have customized a Freightliner Cascadia to make a 400-mile ride to Washington, D.C., for Memorial Day.

Love’s donates to Boys & Girls Club

| May 27, 2011

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has donated $2,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Robertson County, Texas. The gift is part of the company's commitment to the people and communities and which it ...

Decorated Volvos to ride for Memorial Day

| May 27, 2011

Two Volvo trucks, a commemoratively-wrapped VNL 760 and an patriotically-adorned VHD pickup, will ride to Washington, D.C., for Memorial Day.

Love’s helps with storm relief

| May 27, 2011

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores donated $150,000 to local chapters of the United Way to help tornado victims in Joplin, Mo., and Oklahoma in relief efforts. The donation will be directed toward two United Way ...

Wilson Trucking receives noteworthy Volvo

| May 26, 2011

Wilson Trucking received keys to a new Volvo VNL 300, the 500,000th Volvo truck assembled in the United States.

Prime expands on-site medical facility for drivers

| May 24, 2011

The carrier now has a full-service medical facility at its terminal in Springfield.

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