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School Days

During the height of the driver shortage in 2000, Causley Trucking, a small regional mail hauler based in Saginaw, Mich., lost 16 percent of i...

Winning the game

Six years ago, Daryl Flood stepped off a cruise liner and dashed to the nearest payphone in Miami. While vacationing, he had read The Great Ga...

Full speed ahead

USA Motor Express www.usamotorexpress.com Location: Florence, Ala. Pr...

Sharing the wealth

When Louis Saia III started his trucking company two years ago, he wanted to instill loyalty in his drivers. First, Saia followed the recommen...

Data driven

It's Friday afternoon and the entire computer system at Houff Transfer, a 165-truck Virginia carrier, is down. Grant Doyle, the company's se...
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Whatever it takes

Jack Morris will be the first to tell you that Oak Harbor Freight Lines' equipment and maintenance practices have been developed from "a lot...

Piece of the action

Randy Peterson is more than a driver and employee at Eastern Oregon Fast Freight. He is an owner. Not the owner, but one of them, as are other...

The Politics of Pauline

When friends and neighbors encouraged Pauline Jaske, president of Fairway Transit, Pewaukee, Wis., to run for county supervisor, her husband B...

Driving by numbers

Donald Jackson sits in a room attached to Jacobson Transportation's Des Moines, Iowa maintenance shop waiting for his scores. His truck is pa...

In the driver’s seat

Jeff Jenks knows the conditions under which his drivers work. By 9 a.m. on most mornings, Jenks, majority partner in Truckmen Corp., Geneva, O...

Two-way street

Every day around closing time, Roger Mahoney, operations manager at Tri-Valley Transportation, sorts through incoming faxes and schedules pick...

A barrel of prevention

Todd Walker is showing off one of C-Line Express' warehouses when he spies a driver who apparently has forgotten his training on the safest w...

Profit margin of safety

When Jeff Digby founded Colorado-based Voyager Express, he didn't set out to create one of the safest trucking companies in the country; he s...
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