News roundup, Dec. 19: 2020 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar available; new no-fee quick-pay option

Updated Dec 24, 2019

Trucking news and briefs for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019:

Steve Schutjer’s 2006 Peterbilt 379 graces the cover of the 2020 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar.Steve Schutjer’s 2006 Peterbilt 379 graces the cover of the 2020 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar.

2020 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar now available
The 2020 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar is now available to be ordered online. The calendar tells the story of 12 hard-working drivers who participated in SuperRigs this summer at Trail’s Travel Center in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Some highlights in the calendar include:

  • March – Justin Durand from Rapid City, South Dakota, with his 2018 Peterbilt 389
  • June – Gary Jones Jr. and his wife Devery from Lawson, Missouri, and their 1999 Peterbilt 379, “Excessive Behavior II”
  • October – Theresa DeSantis, of Apache Junction, Arizona, with her SuperRigs Best of Show-winning 1985 Peterbilt 359, “The Witches Inn”

The calendar is available for $6.60.

LoadDelivered/Capstone Logistics offers no-fee quick-pay to consistent carrier partners
LoadDelivered, the freight management division of Capstone Logistics, launched a new “QuickPay+” program for partner carriers who can qualify for the program by delivering consistent volume and tracking visibility. The benefit: “free, one-day payments,” the company says.

Jon Ackerman, VP of Carrier Procurement at LoadDelivered, noted that “with standard net 30 or net 60 [day] payment terms, carriers run the risk of inadequate cash reserves to pay bills and employees. QuickPay+ gives our partners the cash flow they need within 24 hours of submitting paperwork, without any fees or hassles.”

New Flying J opens in California
Pilot Flying J announced this week it has opened a new Flying J Travel Center in Jurupa Valley, California, near the intersection of I-15 and California Highway 60. The location is the company’s 26th in California.

The new store offers 107 truck parking spaces, 12 diesel fueling lanes, Cinnabon and Wendy’s restaurants, nine showers and more.