MAV IC plans to grow fleet
Mav IC, the Independent Contractor division of Maverick Transportation, recently announced plans to grow its fleet by nearly 30 percent through their lease purchase program. The decision to expand comes in part from a supply-and-demand standpoint as Mav IC has had a waiting list of applicants for nearly two years. Mav IC offers a competitive lease purchase program and through Maverick Logistics is able to offer consistent freight and miles. Lease purchase drivers receive 77 percent gross revenue to the truck plus 100 percent of the fuel surcharge paid directly to them.
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Dart names Contractors of the Month
Dart Transit Company announced its July Contractors of the Month: Fredrick Campbell at the Dallas Operating Center and Jerry Lamb at the Eagan Operating Center. Contractors of the Month are recognized for their on-time performance, dependability and safety record. Campbell has been in the trucking industry 11 years and has contracted with Dart since 2001. Lamb has contracted with Dart for 17 of his 30 years in the trucking industry.
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Melton fleet reaches milestone
Melton Truck Lines’ fleet now boasts 1,000 trucks. The company started in 1989 with only 30 trucks and six employees. The 1,000th truck is a signature Melton-blue Kenworth T-600 with a special insignia on the side indicating this milestone.
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Bay & Bay acquires D&T Trucking
Bay & Bay Transportation has purchased D&T Trucking Company of Little Canada (a northern suburb of St. Paul, MN). Sam Anderson, president of Bay & Bay, said the acquisition is an exciting opportunity to bring together the best practices of two, family-owned businesses that have proven track re-cords and similar values. “Both companies take great pride in running top-quality, safety-minded operations,” Anderson said. “Together, we’ll continue our tradition of strong customer relationships and increasing the earning potential for our drivers.”
Con-way wins wellness program award
Con-way Inc. has been named a silver winner in the third annual Health at Work Award, sponsored by ComPsych Corporation. Con-way received the award for its formalized company wellness initiative. The initiative promotes improved health and fitness for the trucking company’s employees through an integrated program of on-site counseling, health risk assessment and education, early injury intervention coaching and injury prevention training.
ARC Wireless develops GPS antenna line
ARC Wireless Solutions has developed a GPS antenna line that is quickly becoming a multi-million dollar product line and, as a result, an integral part of the company’s total revenue. ARC’s GPS antennas and GPS combination antennas are mainly marketed to OEM customers that integrate ARC antennas into their radios for asset tracking and fleet management. The ARC GPS antennas can be used on tractor-trailers, taxis, rental vehicles, fleets and other remote assets with the option of either internal or external (outdoor) mounting.