Industry briefs

Jacobson increases owner-operator sign-on bonus

| February 23, 2011

Owner-operators who sign on with Des Moines, Iowa-based Jacobson Cos. are eligible for a $2,500 bonus, up from the previous $1,000 bonus announced earlier, the third-part logistics carrier said. Jacobson has more than 35 million square ...

Smartphone app allows drivers to comment to FMCSA

| February 23, 2011

TripPak Mobile now offers drivers the chance to submit comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration about its proposed Hours of Service rules.

Alaskan equipment provider starts Mack dealerships

| February 22, 2011

Four full-service Mack dealerships have opened in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan at Construction Machinery Industrial's locations, the Alaskan construction equipment dealer announced. The dealer will offer Mack sales, parts and service at the locations, ...

Fontaine giving away flatbed trailer

| February 22, 2011

Fontaine Trailer will give away a new Revolution 52 aluminum flatbed trailer Labor Day weekend. The company’s new Revolution line consists of all-aluminum combination and dropdeck trailer models. To enter the giveaway, visit fontainetrailer.com.

Jacobson increases owner-operator sign-on bonus

| February 22, 2011

Owner-operators who sign on with Des Moines, Iowa-based Jacobson Companies are eligible for a $2,500 bonus, up from the previous $1,000 bonus announced earlier, the third-part logistics carrier said. Jacobson has more than 35 million square ...

Boyd Bros. driver logs 3 million miles

| February 17, 2011

Company driver Isaiah Hamilton was recently honored for completing 3 million miles of safe driving during his nearly 22-year career, Clatyon-Ala.-based Boyd Bros. Transportation announced. Hamilton received a bonus check, a gold watch, belt buckle, trophy, company ...

Crowning Touch Senior Moving Services wins service award

| February 16, 2011

Crowning Touch Senior Moving Services, based in Roanoke, Va., won the first Enterprise Award given to a smaller independent mover by the American Moving & Storage Association, based in Alexandria, Va. Award criteria include the carrier's ...

Joplin 44 opening set for May 20-21

| February 15, 2011

Joplin 44 Petro in Joplin, Mo., will celebrate the grand opening of its Super Truck Showroom and remodeled truck stop May 20-21, the truck stop announced. The event will have exhibits, an antique truck show, ...

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