Industry briefs

St. Christopher year recap

| February 07, 2013

The St. Christopher Fund announced that in 2012 the organization was able to assist 214 drivers and their families with over $158,000. These numbers bring the fund’s total to 711 beneficiaries from $348,000. The majority ...

Love’s rebuilds OK site

| February 07, 2013

Love’s Travel Stops has reopened a travel stop in Webbers Falls, Okla., at Interstate 40 and Hwy 100, replacing a 22-year-old Love’s that was closed in late September 2012.

Trucker Buddy recognized

| February 06, 2013

Bruce Wehner, a driver for Cliff Viessman, Inc., of S.D., has been named the December 2012 Trucker Buddy of the Month. Wehner was nominated by Rose Wenzel and her Assumption BVM Catholic School’s first and ...

St. Christopher scholarship deadline extended

| February 05, 2013

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF), with financial support from TBS Factoring Service of Oklahoma City, have created the TBS Factoring Service Trade School Scholarship of $10,000 dollars for truckers no longer ...

Epes ups independent pay

| February 05, 2013

Epes Transport System, of North Carolina, announced an increase in pay for many of its independent contractors. Effective February 3, 2013, pay for independent contractors will increase 2 cents per mile to $0.92 per mile. ...

Freightliner recognizes Truck Centers

| February 04, 2013

Daimler Trucks of North America recently recognized Truck Centers, Inc., a Freightliner and Western Star dealer serving Illinois and Missouri, for 35 years of "service and commitment" to Freightliner. The family owned dealer network was ...

Watkins celebrates 80th year

| February 04, 2013

Watkins Family of Companies will celebrate its 80th anniversary this year. Owner-operator team driver Tyrone Frost has worked for Watkins for three years, and he said he was drawn to the company because of its ...

Con-way’s Drivers of the Year

| February 04, 2013

Con-way Truckload announced its 2012 Drivers of the Year, honoring seven truckers during an awards ceremony at its Joplin headquarters.

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