Truckers to be honored with contest

Progressive Insurance is giving truckers across the country the opportunity to be recognized for their everyday courage with the Real Life Trucking Hero Contest. Through Oct. 31, Progressive will award six cash prizes of $1,000, one of whom will win $15,000 and the title of “Real Life Trucking Hero.” “Truckers help keep this country running and deserve to be recognized for their efforts,” says Tom Corpus, commercial auto product manager at Progressive. “The Real Life Trucking ...

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Garrett named Trucker Buddy

Arch Wood Protection driver Randy Garrett was named December 2011 Trucker Buddy of the Month, nonprofit educational outreach Trucker Buddy International announced. Jennifer Austin, a fourth-grade teacher at Demorest Elementary School in Demorest, Ga., nominated Garrett for the award for his volunteer efforts with the students in her class. The nonprofit outreach seeks to encourage students' scholastic achievement and promotes a positive image of the trucking industry.

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Fikes offers compensation incentive

Owner-operators who supply their own trucks, trailers and tags are eligible to earn 80 percent of gross revenue, Hope, Ark.-based Fikes Truck Lines and FTL Custom Commodities announced. For current contractors, that amount represents an increase of 2 percent to 5 percent, says Jim Honea, Fikes operations vice president. Visit Fikes Truck Lines for details.      

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