September 2013

Overdrive Magazine | Trucking Business News & Owner Operator Info

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Fleet News By Elizabeth Manning Prime Inc. launched the Military Fast Track Program in Fort Bragg, N.C., to help military personnel make a successful transition to the civilian labor market. The campaign is part of an incentive created by the Military Commercial Driver's License Act of 2012 to help increase veteran employment opportunities. Through the Prime program, veterans have access to free professional training, shortened contracts and opportunities to become independent contractors. award C.R. England driver Chris Johnson won a motorcycle in the company's quarterly fuel promotion program. To qualify, drivers must meet specific criteria for safety, on-time delivery and fuel improvement. Each quarter, the top four drivers draw for prizes and a key – one of which turns the motorcycle's ignition. Johnson maintained an average 7.44 mpg, an idle average of 8.5 percent and 95 percent fuel stop compliancy. Equipment Roehl Transport Inc. is expanding its investment in aerodynamics technology by installing TrailerTails on all new trailers purchased from Wabash National this year. Roehl says the additional TrailerTails will offset the fuel consumption and carbon emissions equivalent to taking about 500 passenger vehicles off the road. Text INFO to 205-289-3555 or visit www.ovdinfo.com Software Wright Media launched the Fuel Dawg app, part of the Trucker Grand Central Network of mobile products for the transportation industry. Fuel Dawg is designed to help owner-operators and trucking companies locate the best diesel prices closest to the driver using GPS information. The app gives drivers instant access to diesel prices at more than 6,000 truck stops, along with parking availability. The free app can be accessed via www. wrightmediacorp.com. 78 | Overdrive | September 2013 Untitled-19 1 Fleet_News_0913.indd 78 3/7/13 10:12 AM 8/29/13 10:03 AM

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