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Archive for August, 2015


August 25, 2015

In 1972, Tom Kretsinger Sr., bought a little company named, E.K. Motor Service out of Joliet, Illinois.  It was named after a client, Ed Kramer, who was ready to retire.  That was before deregulation in 1980, so the real value of the company was its authority.  One of the first things he did was to […]

ACT Increasing Pay for Company Drivers & Owner Operators

August 12, 2015

American Central Transport is excited to announce we are increasing pay for both company drivers and owner operators! Effective August 24, 2015, OTR company drivers will receive a $0.02 per mile pay increase, which will be added to the $0.01 per mile anniversary increase given earlier this year. Together, these raises, an overall 7% increase, result in […]

Ready for the Electronic Log Mandate

August 12, 2015

This fall the FMCSA will publish a final rule mandating electronic logs throughout the trucking industry.  I don’t like all regulations FMCSA adopts but I do like this one.  What is the impact? At ACT, there is no impact as we have used electronic logs for quite a while.  There are a handful of independent […]

Safety and Technology

August 4, 2015

As you know last year we tested event recorders.  Starting in January we announced that we were deploying them fleet wide by year end 2015.  To date we have 167 event recorders installed and are well on our way to meeting our goal.  I’d like to give you an update on our experience with them […]