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Freightliner revamps Team Run Smart site, updates order figures for new Cascadia

Freightliner Trucks announced an overhaul of the Team Run Smart website, an open online community that truck drivers can turn to for expertise on a variety of topics. Freightliner has ...

Maverick Transportation offering $5,000 sign-on bonus to experienced drivers

To receive the sign-on bonus, drivers must have at least one year of verifiable over-the-road experience. It’s applicable to driving jobs in all divisions.

RJ and Sons implements Spireon asset tracking on fleet of flatbed trailers

RJ & Sons implemented Spireon’s FleetLocate to gain greater visibility of its assets, particularly as trailers travel across Canadian and Mexican borders.

Central Freight launches new division for owner-operator teams

To fill the team spots in this new division, the company is contracting team drivers in Fontana, Calif.; Houston; Atlanta; and Orlando, Fla.

A day in the books: trucking, logistics CFOs meet in Chicago to share financial strategies

One of the recurring themes at the conference was the need to stay on top of the growing amount of operational and financial data.
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Estes installs solar power system at PA terminal

The company says the solar power system, coupled with an upcoming upgrade to energy-efficient LED lighting at the terminal, will make up for 90 percent of the terminal's annual consumption. ...

Averitt Express boosts regional driver pay

Drivers who have been with the company for more than 10 years are receiving an pay increase to 50 cents per mile, and drivers with at least 5 years with ...

Southeastern Freight Lines recognized by shippers’ organization

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, was recognized as a 2016 Carrier of the Year by NASSTRAC in the Regional-Southeast LTL category. NASSTRAC’s award program acknowledges providers’ ...

Mike Reed joins project44 as chief strategist to expand shipper-carrier connectivity

project44 has hired Mike Reed, a former executive with Echo Global Logistics, to be its chief strategy officer. In this role he will spearhead the expansion of what the company ...

Automating cash flow, part 3: cleaning invoices to prevent delays

Carriers and brokers can use technology to eliminate billing mistakes that cause payment delays and rework that dilutes profit margins.

Crete raises cruise control speed to 65 mph for company trucks

The company cites "significant advancements in technology and aerodynamics" – such as collision mitigation, roll stability and adaptive cruise control – as reasons for the increase.

Drivewyze weigh station bypass service comes to California

Drivewyze was awarded a contract to operate its Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service in the state of California.

Automating cash flow, part 1: peer-to-peer payments in trucking

This three-part series on using technology to improve cash flow begins with a new electronic payment system to manage expenses and accelerate cash receipts.

Mapping Tri-State Transport’s path to improvement

Tri-State Motor Transport uses technology to meet strict load security requirements. It recently added new features and strategies to improve other areas of its business.

Ritchie Bros. set to acquire online auctioneer IronPlanet

Ritchie Bros. will maintain its global headquarters and technology presence in Vancouver, and confirmed that Pleasanton, Calif., IronPlanet’s headquarters, will also be one of its key technology hubs.