Thanks to our Veterans

America was built on the backs of those who have protected us and have fought for our freedom.  We salute those who have served. Those who are serving.  And most importantly, those who have given their lives for our country.  America strong. 

We’ve worked with Daseke Inc. for a number of years — wonderful company led by a remarkable man — Don Daseke. Many of their operating companies have veterans leading their teams. And, many of their drivers are veterans as well. Don put together a message to salute them, and all veterans who have served.  Well done and thanks Don…take a look.

Built on Tradition — Kenworth’s W990

In September, Kenworth unveiled its brand-new W990 truck in Las Vegas. By now, you’ve probably had a chance to see photos of the W990, and perhaps, read a little about the truck.

Right off the bat, you can tell that this truck was designed for those that grew up loving the traditional look — long-hood, chrome grille and a bold presence that shows other drivers you mean business — The Driver’s Truck.

Kenworth engineers put in the time to design a truck that would give its customers the traditional look that is enjoyed from the W900 but with a modern twist. 

Over Kenworth’s 95-year history, the company has made a point to look for new, innovative ways to make its trucks better, more durable and efficient for its customers. The W990 is no different, as it builds upon Kenworth’s long tradition of combining cutting-edge technology with excellent craftsmanship, performance, and quality.

The W990 boasts a longer hood than the W900, plus gets better fuel efficiency. Standard with PACCAAR’s MX-13 engine, the W990 is designed to maximize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, regional haul, and heavy haul operations. 

The W990 is available in day cab, 40-inch flat top, and 52-inch and 76-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations. To improve the drivers experience, Kenworth offers Limited Edition interior and a premium Driver’s Studio package, for its sleeper configurations.  

If you have a chance, check out the W990 Road Tour, you may still have a chance to see the truck in-person, if you haven’t already. 

Is Your Paperwork in Order?

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You may not know about LoadDocs, one of our newest clients. But if you’re writing stories about driver inspections, the electronic logging device or ELD mandate, invoicing and billing, or any back-office functions, we think introductions are in order. 

As you may be aware, under the electronic logging device mandate, fleets are required to provide supporting documents to back up the device’s electronic data. LoadDocs can make that easier with an application that allows drivers to capture and transmit images of bills of lading, weight certificates, toll receipts, inspection reports and expense reports to their companies electronically. This application makes it possible for fleets to provide commercial vehicle inspectors and customers supporting documents upon demand within minutes.  

The electronic documents the application captures and stores are also legible and don’t require viewers to turn their heads or screens sideways to read them on a desktop or laptop computer.  When drivers make deliveries in places with limited or no cell coverage, LoadDocs can capture and store the images the drivers take, then automatically transmit them when they reach an area where there’s a stronger signal.

You can learn more from a news release we distributed on Thursday, May 10. It offers some additional details as does a backgrounder that we’ve also posted on the company’s TruckPR newsroom. Take a look and if you would like to schedule an interview to talk about managing paperwork and back-office functions, we would be happy to connect you.