Southern Refrigerated announces acquisition
Southern Refrigerated Transport has acquired 175 additional trucks. The transaction will begin immediately, bringing approximately 250 new jobs to SRT’s Texarkana, AR headquarters. SRT Founder and President Tony Smith said the transaction allows SRT to continue to grow and expand.
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USA Truck driver delivers four million safe miles
Walter Spiesshoefer, a professional over-the-road driver for USA Truck, has driven four million miles (the equivalent of circling the Earth’s equator more than 160 times) without a preventable accident. Spiesshoefer, who makes his home in Alma, AR, has been employed by USA Truck since 1986.
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Dart Transit honors Drivers of the Month
Dart Transit Company named Gene Knudson as its September 2006 Contractor of the Month at Dart’s Eagan Operating Center. The October 2006 Contractors of the Month are Larry Deviney at the Dallas Operating Center and Tim Regan at the Eagan Operating Center. All were recognized for their on-time performance, dependability and safety record. Knudson has contracted with Dart for more than 16 years, while Deviney has contracted with Dart for 20 years.
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Diversified Transfer and Storage knows success
Diversified Transfer and Storage knows how to make its drivers successful: 1. Good pay (an average of $53,000 in 2006, plus bonus and incentive pay), 2. Miles (guaranteed 500/day if you turn a wheel or not), 3. Home time (fleet managers work with you to accommodate time off), 4. Benefits (medical, 401k, end-of-year bonus based on truck profitability) and 5. Support (all DTS equipment has satellite technology, so you are never lost or alone).
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Warren names Driver of the Month
Warren Transport named Gustavo Cantu, an independent contractor with Warren, as its December Driver of the Month. Cantu has been with Warren Transport for seven years. “I really like the money and the hours,” Cantu says about his job. “I also enjoy meeting new people, going to different cities, and I like to see the different cultures.”
Bolt Express picks Drivers of the Month
Husband and wife owner-operator team Charles and Noreen Baldy have been named January Drivers of the Month at Bolt Express. Charles, who has been driving since June 1971, started with Bolt Express in July 2006. Noreen began her driving career with Bolt Express in October 2006. The couple has three kids and nine grandkids.
John Christner salutes million milers
John Christner Trucking recently recognized the following 18 drivers who have driven more than a million accident-free miles: Denzil Bradford, Randy Murphy, Mark Hawkins, Cletis Zundel, Dennis Hall, Kevin Kimmel, David Pettingill, Anthony Dorsey, Thom-as McCarthy, Joseph Barnes Jr., Julious Jewell, Don Sims, Lawrence Kemp, Mike Benton, William Springer and Wilton Jones.