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Pilot Flying J increases benefits in fuel card program

| January 04, 2011

Drivers who purchase 500 gallons or more in a month will receive a free shower with a seven-day limit, Pilot Flying J announced. The benefits are part of the new Frequent Fueler Advantage program, which started ...

Tanker starting pay increased

| December 20, 2010

Drivers in Prime Inc.'s tanker division are now eligible to earn 41 cents per mile for starting pay, the Springfield, Mo.-based fleet announced. Tanker driver openings are available in Fort Wayne and Decatur, Ind.; Louisville, Ky.; Columbus, Ohio; Raleigh, N.C.; Chicago; and ...

Hornady unveils redesigned website

| December 17, 2010

Monroeville, Ala.,-based Hornady Transportation, a national flatbed carrier, has launched a redesigned corporate website. The new site has pages dealing with sales, safety, service, maintenance and customer service, in addition to corporate history, contacts and ...

Peterbilt donates dump truck for relief effort

| December 16, 2010

Peterbilt recently donated a new 365 model dump truck to the First Response Team of America, a nonprofit dedicated to filling the gap between disaster onset and arrival of relief. First Response Team says it ...

Wingfoot Tire opens two centers

| December 16, 2010

Wingfoot Commercial Tire has opened new Wingfoot Truck Care Centers in Russellville, Ark., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. The center in Arkansas is located at 185 Interstate Road on exit 184 of Interstate 40, next to the ...

Zernicke driver named October Trucker Buddy

| December 15, 2010

Zernicke Trucking company driver Chris Winkler was named October Trucker Buddy of the Month, Trucking Buddy International Executive Director Randy Schwartzenburg announced. Winkler volunteers in fourth and fifth grades at Folk Elementary School in Madison, Wis., ...

Fikes joins wreaths project

| December 14, 2010

Fikes Truck Line recently participated in Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that aims to place holiday wreaths at veterans cemeteries across the United States on Wreaths Across America Day.  Jeff Edmonson, a Fikes driver since ...

U.S. Xpress joins Wreaths project

| December 10, 2010

U.S. Xpress is providing donated transportation services and cash to Wreaths Across America.

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