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Koch Trucking Announces Base Compensation Increase for Company Drivers

Minneapolis, MN, July 19, 2010Koch Companies, a full-service transportation and shipping company based out of Minneapolis, announces that as of August 1, its Koch Trucking Company Drivers will receive an increase of 1 cent per mile to their base mileage rate.

Koch Companies is also providing an additional 1 cent per mile increase to all drivers with a current hazmat endorsement; a change in base pay for those drivers of 2 cents. Drivers not currently hazmat endorsed will receive the 1 cent hazmat differential upon receipt of endorsement.

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Koch Trucking Announces Highly-Anticipated Base Compensation Increase

Minneapolis, MN, July 18, 2010Koch Companies, a full-service transportation and shipping company based out of Minneapolis, has been a nationally renowned, quality service provider and leader for more than 50 years. Koch announced Wednesday that its Koch Trucking division will be seeing an increase to the compensation package currently offered to its contractors, effective August 1, 2010.   

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Marten Transport, Ltd. Recognizes May Drivers of the Month

Mondovi, Wis. - Marten Transport recently announced their Drivers of the Month for July 2009. Marten recognizes these professional drivers for their commitment to operating safely and congratulates them on their outstanding effort in March. read more

Decker Names June and July 2009 Drivers Of The Month

Decker Fort Dodge, Iowa - Decker Truck Line, Inc. recently announced the company’s June and July 2009 Drivers of the Month. For June, Jeff Bostic was named flatbed Driver of the Month. Bostic joined Decker in 2002. The father of two, he resides in Geneva, New York. Bostic’s dispatcher, B.J. Waller said, “Jeff is a great and hard working guy. He is a team player and is willing to help out anyway possible.” read more

2009 National Truck Driving Championships Finalists Announced

PITTSBURGH, PA. - -- The finalists for the 2009 National Truck Driving Championships were announced early this morning after a three day competition that tested driver's knowledge of safety, equipment, the industry and driving skills. Considered the "Super Bowl of Safety," the competition is in the midst of a drive-off. read more

DistTech Honored by Ohio Trucking Association for Safety Performance

NEWBURY, Ohio - DistTech Inc., an established industry leader in dedicated and common carriage for liquid bulk commodities, has been honored by the Ohio Trucking Association (OTA) for outstanding achievement in highway safety. With only two recordable accidents for the more than 5.4 million miles driven by its fleet in Ohio, DistTech earned the Fleet Safety Award in the Large Division (5,000,001-10,000,000 miles) for 2008. read more

TruckMate Software from TMW Systems Breezes through 679,680 Orders per Day

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Working with experts at the IBM Innovation Center in San Mateo, Calif., TMW Systems developers put the latest product release, TruckMate 2009, through a grueling series of simulated, high-volume freight bill transactions and dispatch activities performed by up to 2,000 concurrent users as part of benchmark testing for the enterprise transportation software application. Average response times under even the highest loads were sub-second, demonstrating that TruckMate 2009 running on the latest IBM DB2 Enterprise 9.5 database can easily support the transactional volumes of busy regional LTL, intermodal and truckload carriers. read more

Drivers are in a new world...are you?

Recruiting is making a comeback - slow though it may be, and you're going to need to hire drivers again soon.  While you've been gone, the driver has gone through a change.  A big change.  Online recruiting has officially taken over.  It's a new comparison shopper, magazine, billboard and radio broadcast all rolled into one.  You can chat or phone in a heartbeat.  It's fast and it's accurate and any driver can check out any carrier any time of the day or night any day of the week.  The Internet has taken a firm hold as the logical option for drivers and carriers who are looking for the maximum return on their advertising investment.  There may never be a full "recovery" per se, but you're either going to have to revise what you're doing or watch it pass you by.  That's reality. read more

William H. Osborne Named to Navistar Board of Directors

WARRENVILLE, Ill. – Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) announced today that William H. Osborne, president and chief executive officer of Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) and a veteran automotive industry executive, has been named to its board of directors.

Osborne, 49, replaces Marc Belton on the Navistar board of directors. Belton, an executive vice president at General Mills, Inc., previously announced that he would leave the Navistar board in August. Osborne has been appointed to be a member of Navistar’s finance committee. read more

Inc. Magazine Unveils the Inc. 5000 List; Names TMW Systems as a Top 100 Logistics & Transportation Firm

CLEVELAND, OH. -- TMW Systems has been named to Inc. Magazine’s third annual Inc. 5000 list as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Appearing for the first time, TMW Systems, which appears at No. 2,127 on the Inc. 5000 list and No. 50 on Inc. Magazine’s list for Logistics and Transportation firms, is the leading software provider for the transportation services industry. The company manufactures and distributes robust solutions for logistics management, fuel efficiency, trucking profitability and fleet maintenance. read more

Comcar Industries, Inc. Announces Establishment of Midwest Coast Transport and Willis Shaw Express Strategic Alliance

Auburndale, FL - Mark Bostick, president and chief executive officer of Comcar Industries, is pleased to announce the creation of a Strategic Alliance between Midwest Coast Transport, Inc. (MCT) and Willis Shaw Express, Inc. (WSE). This alliance will provide several key advantages that will further enhance both companies’ abilities to serve their customers, maximize the productivity of their drivers and improve operating efficiencies of both companies. read more

The Gryttrs Welcome Baby Al to their Freightliner Family

PORTLAND, ORE. - Leif and Jenny Gryttr have seen it all. Since launching their career in the early 1970s, these long-time Freightliner and Detroit Diesel customers have criss-crossed the United States more times than they can count. Based out of Hayward, Wisc., the Gryttrs haul military equipment and other freight. read more

JB Hunt’s 40 Days of Giveaways

Midnight  Trucking  Radio Network is teaming up with J.B. Hunt Transport as they  celebrate 40 years of trucking excellence with J.B. Hunt’s 40 Days of Giveaways.   And  40  lucky  drivers will be the recipients of great prizes over 40 days (Monday – Friday), starting on August 31st.  Giveaways include fuel  cards courtesy of Pilot Travel Centers, a portable DVD player, Ipods, a  laptop computer, a 40” flat screen TV, and many other amazing prizes. To enter,   text   the   word   “Hunt”   to   68683   or  register  online  at www.midnighttruckingnetwork.com. read more

Kenworth T470 Adds Second Horsepower Rating

KIRKLAND, Wash,- Kenworth Truck Company has added a second horsepower rating for the new Kenworth T470 model.  
 
The Kenworth T470 may now be ordered with the 9-liter Cummins ISL engine with 365 hp and 1,250 lb-ft of torque. Previously, the T470 was available with only the Cummins ISL with 345 hp and 1,150 lb-ft of torque. read more

TCA Honors Professional Truck Driver

Alexandria, Virginia - The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is honoring professional truck driver Richard Koss as a Highway Angel for helping a family at the scene of an accident. On June 30, 2009, Koss was driving north from Wausaukee, Wis., to Iron Mountain, Mich., when he witnessed a vehicle veer to the shoulder of the highway, overcorrect, and then flip over, landing in the middle of the road. As he called 911, he brought his truck to a stop and went to check on the passengers. read more

CDL Holders to Receive Freebies and Special Week-long Coupon Offers during 2009 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

As National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) approaches (November 1-7, 2009), the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has thought of a unique way to recognize and thank truck drivers for their steady commitment to delivering North America’s goods. Along with promotional partners Randall-Reilly Publishing, Flying J, and Pilot Travel Centers, TCA will offer CDL holders special week-long coupon offers. read more

National Retailer Joins Women In Trucking as Gold Level Corporate Sponsor

Plover, WI: Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is pleased to announce a sponsorship agreement with Walmart. Walmart (www.walmartstores.com/) joins Frito-Lay North America (www.fritolay.com/) as a Gold Level sponsor and will work with Women In Trucking by assisting the organization to attract, encourage and honor women in the trucking industry. read more

Major Software Upgrade Adds Flexibility

CLEVELAND, Ohio - TMW Systems, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise transportation software for the logistics and trucking industries, today announced the release of IDSC MatchAdvice Version 6.0, a milestone release for the popular power-to-load matching application that has been proven to reduce costs and improve asset utilization for truckload carriers. Along with reducing dwell and in-transit delays, as well as empty miles, the software safely maximizes driver and truck utilization. read more

Crane Freight Services Group Selects Aljex

Middlesex, N.J. - Ground logistics and transportation services provider Crane Cartage (CFS) has selected Aljex as its transportation management technology partner. All of the CFS operations groups will use Aljex software in its North American truckload, dedicated fleet, ground logistics, and commercial cartage operations. read more

Miller Transporters has been awarded the Quest for Quality Award from Logistics Management Magazine!!!

It is official now! Miller Transporters has been awarded the Quest for Quality Award from Logistics Management Magazine for the fifteenth year! This is truly a big deal in that this is an opinion poll of the readers of Logistics Management Magazine, many of which are our customers. read more

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