OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WernerEnterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, recently announced the largest owner operator per mile increase in company history. 

Effective Nov. 3, the increase equates to a total of $10,000 in increased annual payments for all 48-state Van solo owner operators, which impacts approximately one third of Werner’s owner operator fleet. Werner also announced additional owner operator Dedicated opportunities, significant increases for owner operator Regional routes and special owner operator interest rates as low as 7.99 percent for low mileage truck purchases. 

Published: 11 November 2015
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Kenworth announced the introduction of a new 40-inch sleeper for the Kenworth T880 today at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition.

Kenworth’s 40-inch sleeper is designed for vocational applications that use straight trucks, such as petroleum haulers or the tow industry, and for tractors hauling flatbeds, lowboys or other trailers where length and weight may come into play. “The Kenworth T880 is all about providing vocational fleets and truck operators with the right truck for the right job. The 40-inch sleeper is a perfect match for vocational applications where drivers need a small sleeper with a compact, yet comfortable sleeping environment and optimal storage,” said Jason Skoog, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. 

Published: 09 November 2015
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The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a $9 million federal grant of taxpayer dollars to build a new welcome center in Rhode Island.

Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) has announced the federal approval of the state’s application for a competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant if state officials decide to move forward with the welcome center project.

“This is an opportunity to build a first-class travel plaza that offers visitors and local residents new, convenient retail, food, fuel and travel options,” Reed says in a press release on his website.

Published: 08 November 2015
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One of the nation’s largest truckload carriers is making it easier for members of the U.S. military and veterans to transition into truck driving jobs... Schneider has been independently ranked as the top military friendly employer in the industry...

Schneider’s commitment to hiring military personnel stems back to founder Al Schneider. The longtime National Guardsman knew his fellow service men and women were the kind of people he wanted to hire. Military personnel are hard workers and natural leaders — making for valuable employees. Currently, 28% of the companies drivers hired this year at Schneider have military experience.

Published: 08 November 2015
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Darlene Biblow; our favorite #MackTruck girl was inspired after a past guest spot on Chrome and Steel Radio to write her off the wall Trucking/Sales stories on her website...

''Roadies are my true clean stories that most people wouldn't believe happen at home, on the road or on sales adventures.  If you are a driver or on the road you will know exactly what I mean.  This is why we just giggle to ourselves in our vehicles. Some of the stories are just too funny not to share. If you can't laugh at yourself you can laugh with me. ''

Enjoy Life & Be Limitless!

Yours Truly,

Darlene Biblow

Published: 08 November 2015
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Who is Kara Rouse… Chrome And Steel Radio Fans know her as they #NaughtiestTruckerInTheUK…

But Kara Rouse from Derbyshire comes with a great trucking story, originally working in a mobile beauty salon, Kara was challenged with a bet four years ago that she couldn’t drive a Big Rig… Kara, a single mother of three boys took to that bet head on and shortly thereafter was employed and driving for a trucking company. From there she started uploading videos in-between loads of herself singing from behind the wheel to Facebook groups such as ‘Truckers got talent’. Her videos also featured stories and comments that were both fun & entertaining; it wasn’t long before Kara quickly grew a following of fans from all over the world on social media.

Published: 07 November 2015
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With traditional truck stops quickly disappearing throughout North America and being replaced by more profitable commercial establishments not offering enough space or catering to the needs of truckers and their equipment, some towns are looking at taking advantage of this fact by generating more tax revenue by offering spaces for rigs to park… One town in California has its eye on an empty lot currently being used by rigs as an overnight spot to rest.

Published: 07 November 2015
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James Hylan Grise Recognized as National Driver of the Year / Walmart Driver Honored with Elite Trucking Award

Arlington, Va. – On Wednesday November 4, American Trucking Associations presented James Hylan Grise of Walmart Transportation in Hopkinsville, Kentucky with the National Driver of the Year Award. The award was presented at the ATA Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference taking place in Little Rock, Ark.

Published: 07 November 2015
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Diesel Spec‬ is a proud supporter of Trucking For A Cure and they’d like to extend their fundraising efforts throughout the month of November. Plus a chance at winning an XBox One...

Diesel Spec's goal is to raise another $10,000.00 for the cause and they need your help in doing so…

Diesel Spec has created a fund raising page with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, go to the following link and make your donation today, no amount is too small…

Published: 06 November 2015
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St. John’s, NL October 29th 2015

#Oceanex, a key provider of transportation services to#Newfoundland and #Labrador, is once again demonstrating its commitment to its customers with the addition of 125 new 53’ #Marine rated #Refrigerated#Containers for the handling of domestic fresh & frozen goods to its existing fleet, an investment in excess of $8 million dollars...

Published: 01 November 2015
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