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Flatbed carrier awards bonuses

Builders Transportation Co. distributed nearly $84,000 to 16 drivers following the first quarter of this year, the flatbed carrier announced. Drivers who run 30,000 miles or produce $40,000 in freight revenue qualify for quarterly bonuses at the family-owned company based in Memphis, Tenn. To qualify for the bonus, drivers must have had no preventable accidents, poor inspection reports, log violations or tickets, said Jerry Gowan, the carrier’s human resources director. Also, there can have been no ...

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IdleAire to restart 23 locations

Five of the planned locations would be in Texas and five more in Pennsylvania.

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Diesel price declines

The price fell 3.3 cents to $3.094 in the latest week, the biggest drop in 16 weeks.

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TransCore: Spot freight jumps in April

Spot market freight availability increased by 291 percent in April compared to the same month in 2009.

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South Carolina Truck Show to feature prizes, wedding

The June 25-26 South Carolina Truck Show will give prize money totaling $10,000 to truck show winners and host the wedding of longtime show truck enthusiast Chuck Kemner. Exhibits featuring trucking technology, services and recruiting will comprise the two-day show on the grounds of the Faith Assembly of God Church in Charleston, at 337 Farmington Rd., off of Interstate 26 at Exit 199. Country singer Joey Holiday’s performances, Boss Racing owner Gary Collins’ display and a ...

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Trucker helps free family trapped in car

Pegasus driver Shane Brooks was named a TCA Highway Angel for helping a woman and three children escape from their car.

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California air agency begins truck rules at ports

Drayage truck owners working California ports and intermodal rail yards face new emissions rules.

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Work starts on I-695 bridge

When completed in 2012, the new Baltimore bridge will accommodate the 282,300 daily drivers.

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Boston hazmat restriction ends

Boston’s de facto daytime ban on hazardous material hauling within the city limits ended May 17.

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TCA scholarship applications open through June 11

College students seeking financial aid may apply for Truckload Carriers Association scholarships until 5 p.m., EDT, June 11, TCA announced. Students must be in good academic standing, be enrolled in an accredited four-year college for the 2010-2011 academic year and have an affiliation with a TCA member. Nearly 20 scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $6,000 are expected to be awarded, TCA officials said. The awards are made in two segments each year. For the first time this ...

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