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Fuel Bonus

February 2, 2016

Last year we adopted a fuel bonus that pays both quarterly and annually for our top fuel performers.  Why do we do this?  You save us money…and we share the savings.  It’s a win/win deal.   It’s that simple.  Isn’t it every company driver’s job to save fuel costs by improving their mpg?  Certainly.  All employees […]

Distracted Driving

January 18, 2016

This year you will see a renewed effort at enforcing our “no texting” policy.  Recently, we had a DOT recordable.  The truck had DriveCam.  What we saw is a driver (ex-driver, I might add) who ran into the back of a truck who was stopped in traffic with its hazard lights on.  Our driver hit […]

Thoughts for the New Year

January 14, 2016

It is traditional to make resolutions at the end of each year for the next year.  Goal setting is an important part of success.  As Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you are going,  you’ll end up someplace else.”  As people who navigate every day for a living, we all know that […]

2016-The State of the Freight

December 31, 2015

  Gosh, what a change a year brings.  We started 2015 coming off one of the craziest trucking years for freight in the history of trucking.  In 2014, a combination of weather, strikes at western ports and a supply/demand balance that finally shifted to the carriers, allowed ACT and many carriers to raise rates significantly […]

The Last Cowboy

December 16, 2015

This is the last cowboy song: The end of a hundred year waltz. The voices sound sad as they’re singin’ along. Another piece of America’s lost.  The Highwaymen   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 10 announced its long-awaited final rule requiring that interstate drivers use electronic recording devices intended to enforce hours […]

Working as a Family Team

October 26, 2015

  The biggest challenge for truckers and their family at home is balancing financial responsibilities and home time.  We all agree that family is the most important thing.  So it is very important that we take the time to talk about this, plan and get it right.  Each family has different needs so it pays […]

New ACT Total Rewards Program

October 22, 2015

A top priority for ACT is to improve how we recognize and reward Company Drivers and Independent Contractors for the awesome things they’re doing every day. We are extremely happy to announce that ACT has created a customized rewards and recognition program called ACT Total Rewards. We believe our new program will inspire as well […]

Regular Doctor or Emergency Room?

October 5, 2015

  Here at ACT, we have many specialized positions that are tailored to meet the needs of drivers, customers, and other stakeholders.  Unlike other carriers our size, ACT has made the investment to run three shifts in Operations with 24/7/365 coverage.  Other companies just send someone home with a cell phone or force their front […]

I Got the Trucker Blues… Lord, What Can I Do?

September 29, 2015

Born under a bad sign I been down since I begin to crawl If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all.. Booker T Jones Ever had a bad day in trucking? Did you expect anything different? The reality is that truck driving is a difficult job which requires a lot […]

Pinching Pennies

September 23, 2015

In trucking, we think a lot about pennies. We charge our customers in cents per mile, and our drivers are paid in cents per mile. Sometimes, it is easy to get into the thinking that “It’s only a penny.” A penny may not seem like much, but added up over a fleet our size over […]