Melton launches health initiative
Melton Truck Lines’ mission for improved employee health and wellbeing stepped up in 2007 with the opening of a state-of-the-art fitness facility and the addition of a wellness coordinator. The on-site fitness center includes Nautilus cardio equipment, free weights and weight machines. In other news, Melton named Milton Martin as its 2006 Driver of the Year and Sly Johnson as its 2006 Contractor of the Year. Martin joined Melton in 1986, and has driven 2.3 million miles. Johnson, who started as a company driver, has run more than 1.6 million safe miles with Melton.
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CRST International forms new operating companies
CRST International has formed two new operating companies in response to market demand. The two new companies, CRST Dedicated Services, Inc., and CRST Capacity Solutions, Inc., will become part of the CRST Carrier Group, which oversees the company’s three asset-based carriers—CRST Van Expedited, CRST Malone and CRST Premier Trans-port. In a related move, Scott Shephard was named president of CRST Malone.
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Marten recognizes Drivers of the Month
Marten Transport recognized the following Drivers of the Month for January 2007: the team of Kevin Taylor and Chad Robbins, Robert Little, Donald Heisch, Dale Froman, Dale Schultz, Larry Fowler, Henry Gordon, Cary Goble, Richard Davis, Lyudvig Khaimov, Leonard Schultz, Vlado Keskic, Little Al Harris, Charlie Burgess, the team of James Kelley and Chris Hammack, Chad Walworth, Corin Harris, Troy Erbele, Bob Barker, Rick Eaton, Anthony Cobb, John Rodriguez, John Groesbeck, Dayton Brice, Willie McElroy, Greg Estrada, Heath Derks, Dianna Ledford, Eddie Jaillet, Willie Billups, Logan Wells and Stuart Shaver. Qualifying drivers must meet a minimum of 10,500 miles for that month, have no accidents during the month and have 100 percent on-time deliveries. January’s drivers averaged 11,775 miles.
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AAFES driver reaches four million miles
Higinio Ortiz tripped the odometer to become Army & Air Force Exchange Ser-vice’s first four-million-mile motor vehicle operator. Ortiz was honored for his historic achievement in a ceremony at AAFES headquarters in which he was handed the keys to a new, fully loaded truck. Ortiz began his 49-year career with the military’s largest and most senior exchange service as a clerk at the Fort Bliss troop store in 1958. Two years later, he was out of the store and into the cab of a 12-ft. van making local deliveries.
Miller becomes Atlas Van Lines agent
Miller Moving & Storage has became an Atlas Van Lines agent, joining more than 500 Atlas agents and affiliates across North America. “We continually strive to give our customers the best service possible,” said Gary Plummer, president of Miller Moving & Storage Co. Inc. “Joining the Atlas team will give us the opportunity to expand that commitment and provide world-class service across the country.”