U.S. Xpress Creates Mobile Apps to Improve Lifestyle of Drivers

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More than 70 percent of truck drivers today own smartphones, tablets and wireless subscriptions. This widespread connectivity among drivers as well as office employees creates many opportunities for transportation companies to mobilize their information systems.

In 2011, U.S. Xpress (CCJ Top 250, No. 12) started development of a mobile app for drivers. Today, more than 5,400 of its drivers and owner operators, including those who work for its affiliate companies, are using their personal devices to connect with time-sensitive dispatch information and perform other routine work functions.

Drivers are introduced to Xpress Mobile during new driver orientation training classes. U.S. Xpress also promotes the app internally with posters and with the Xpress Mobile charging stations that drivers use inside company facilities.

Drivers can download the app to their Android and iOS devices from the Google Play and the Apple App Store. After a quick registration process to verify the driver is active in U.S. Xpress’ host system, the mobile app is synced up and ready for use.

With Xpress Mobile, drivers can view current load information and upcoming assignments, accept load offerings, and perform all other routine communications. New information comes through as notification alerts to capture their attention... Continue reading.


Duffy Talks Jobs with Roehl Transport

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Need a job? Duffy talks jobs with Roehl Transport

Roehl Transport Inc. hosted U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wausau, at an event with employees to showcase the company's truck driving school from which graduates are hired for jobs with $45,000 starting salaries.

The company has 200 openings for Wisconsin truck drivers but is having difficulties finding applicants for positions, said Jason Zaleski, Roehl CDL School development manager. Roehl Transport Inc. is based in Marshfield and hauls freight across the nation.

"We've needed to go to other cities and states" to solicit applicants for the truck-driving school, Zaleski said.

The truck driving career can necessitate being on the road for a week to up to 10 days, which discourages some from applying, he said... Continue reading...


Member Alert - 9.29.2014

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Be on alert!
Peggy from Coastal College in Hammond alerted us to the fact that Michael Greene is calling schools purportedly as a representative from McElroy Truck Lines.  Mr. Green is asking for a list of student names and phone numbers. He is a scam artist and not associated with McElroy Truck Lines.  
The contact number he provided is 610-278-2923. This is a false number.   
Michael Greene stated that he was from Pennsylvania, however we have had problems with him before. He is a repeat-offender scam artist.  
Please do not provide him with any information.  Thank you to Peggy from Coastal College and Craig Voineag

Confiscated Big Rig Gets New Life as Training Equipment for Del Mar College Truck Driving Students

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Kingsville Specialized Crimes & Narcotics Task Force donates tractor-trailer unit to DMC Transportation Training Services, cab retrofitted to serve as mobile classroom

“Del Mar College is able to enhance their training opportunities to include more students participating in their truck driver training program by repurposing seized vehicles into useable equipment for educational advancements,” said Cmdr. Guillermo “Willie” Vera with the City of Kingsville Task Force. “And, the Training and Development Agreement between the City of Kingsville Specialized Crimes & Narcotics Task Force and the College is beneficial for both entities and the communities we serve.”
Cmdr. Vera noted that Kingsville city employees can utilize CDL (Commercial Drivers License) training offered by Del Mar College at minimal cost to the city’s budget, thus saving Kingsville approximately $2,800 per student.

CVTA applauds Brad Bentley Being Named As New President for Truckload Carriers Association

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Today CVTA President Don Lefeve issued the following statement:

"Yesterday, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) announced Brad Bentley as their new President. Having worked with Brad as a member of CVTA over the past year, I know he is the right person to lead TCA at this important time for the trucking industry. Brad is fantastic choice and we congratulate him on his appointment. He has done great work at Randall Reilly Publishing, particularly in developing the Mike O’Connell Memorial Trucking’s Top Rookie program. From all of us at CVTA, we wish him great success and look forward to continue working with Brad to advance the trucking industry.”

Gohmert makes stop at TSTC in Marshall

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Congressman Louie Gohmert visited the site of the International Schools/Texas State Technical College professional driving training Thursday.

During his visit, Gohmert met with Larry Hobgood, president of the International Schools, and the executive staff for the overview of organization, training programs and results of after participants finish the programs.

Gohmert listened with interest as various representatives explained the aspects of the training, and wanted to find out more about the funding process.

International Schools is a semi truck-driving training school that began in 1993 in Sunland Park, N.M. Hobgood told Gohmert that the program overall, including the Marshall site, had trained more than 28,000 drivers and placed them in jobs in the industry since 1993.

“The availability of funding to train qualified individuals is a key factor in the success of the program,” Hobgood said. “Most of the individuals in our program are not able to pay for the training or even qualify for financing... Continue reading.