Industry briefs

TCA prizes announced

| March 01, 2012

Prizes for the winners of the Truckload Carriers Association Weight Loss Showdown include a top cash award of $2,500 and fitness equipment, TCA announced. The trucker with the greatest percentage of weight lost in the contest ...

Dart to raise contractor pay

| February 29, 2012

Owner-operators with over-the-road contracts are eligible for pay increases per mile that can range from $3,000 to $4,000 per year, Egan, Minn.-based Dart Transit Co. says. The increase, which pushes mileage rate as high as $1.00 ...

Driving team named Trucker Buddies

| February 29, 2012

Team drivers Susan and Henry Gantner were named Trucker Buddy of the Month for November 2011. The owner-operators were nominated by Chassidy Vissering and her second-grade class at Pewitt Elementary in Omaha, Texas. The Gantners are leased ...

PacLease opens rental locations

| February 29, 2012

Truckers traveling in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest can now find seven new PacLease truck leasing companies on their routes. The new sites include franchises in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Washington State. The company fully ...

Crete wins military employer award

| February 29, 2012

Crete Carrier Corp. has been recognized for 2012 as one of the nation’s top employers for civilians with military experience by The carrier plans to provide jobs for more than 500 former military personnel in ...

Stop opens in St. George, S.C.

| February 28, 2012

A Pilot Flying J travel plaza has opened in St. George, S.C., at Exit 77 off Interstate 95 on U.S. Highway 78, says a spokeswoman for the travel center franchise. The 13,350-square-foot center hosts six gasoline ...

No parking at stop for Bike Week

| February 27, 2012

Truckers can get fuel but may not park at Love’s truck stop 316 in Ormond Beach, Fla., March 8-18, during so-called Bike Week. The stop is adjacent to Daytona Harley Davidson, which has heavier than normal ...

Health Awareness Walk scheduled

| February 27, 2012

The walk will be March 23 at the trucking show in Louisville.

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