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Yokohama Savings are Heating Up

Posted on 1/25/2016 by

We're heating up the new year by bringing you increased savings on Yokohama tires! For a limited time, our rebate savings on Yokohama commercial tires have increased from $8 to $12. That's a 50% increase in your savings. Get the same reliable, heavy duty tires you love while putting more money back in your wallet.

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Something to Love...Love's is Expanding

Posted on 1/19/2016 by in fuel Love's

After seeing one of its busiest years in the history of the company, Love's will be expanding its reach, adding more than 40 new locations across 28 states in 2016. These locations will add more than 3,200 additional parking spaces and "provide more safe places for customers to fuel, park, and rest" according to Frank Love, co-CEO of Love's.

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Maintenance Matters: A Webinar on the Value of Regular Preventative Maintenance

Posted on 1/15/2016 by Sommer Stein in maintenance webinar TA/Petro

You've heard before how important preventative maintenance is, but do you know the real value of regular preventative maintenance? Join industry expert Homer Hogg on Tuesday, January 26th at 11:00AM EST for a webinar teaching you the true value of scheduling regular preventative maintenance for your truck. One lucky webinar attendee will also win a TA prize pack!

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Protect Your Fleet Against Harsh Winter Conditions

Posted on 12/7/2015 by

It's time to break out the hat and gloves and get ready for the snow and freezing temperatures, which means it's also time to protect your truck against the harsh winter elements. TA and Petro want to help make that preparation even easier with their annual winter diesel additive program.

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FREE WEBINAR: The Secrets of Successful Trucking Companies

Posted on 10/30/2015 by Sommer Stein in webinar

Owning a transportation company today can feel like a constant battle against the frustrations of manual data entry, the chaotic paper shuffle, and cluttered whiteboards. Too often, dispatchers are forced to perform repetitive tasks that lead to unnecessary errors and miscommunications.

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Are Smaller Trucking Companies in Danger?

Posted on 10/28/2015 by Sommer Stein

Small fleets continue to face many challenges, including tougher and more complex regulations, higher truck prices and driver shortages to name a few. Hundreds of small fleets are going out of business or being sold off to larger companies, but smaller fleets continue to make up the vast majority of fleets. According to TruckInfo.net statistics, of the 1.2 million trucking companies in the U.S., 97% operate 20 or fewer trucks, while 90% operate 6 or fewer trucks. FTS Plus+ wants to continue to see that we are doing our part to help smaller fleets survive and thrive.

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Should You Handle Your Roadside Assistance Needs In-House?

Posted on 10/26/2015 by Sommer Stein in maintenance breakdown services RoadsideMASTERS.com

Traditionally, fleets have handled roadside service responsibility in-house. With fuel costs, tighter EPA restrictions on exhaust, and more stringent just-in-time delivery windows, more and more fleets are outsourcing their maintenance and service functions. So when trucking companies ask, “Does it make sense that we handle our roadside assistance needs in-house?” RoadsideMASTERS.com, the leading provider in Emergency Roadside Service Membership Program geared towards the heavy duty segment, answers “no”, and here’s why.

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5 Things Truck Drivers Love

Posted on 10/21/2015 by Sommer Stein

Truck drivers are the backbone of any trucking company, and quite frankly our economy. They pretty much provide access to everything we have, want or need, not to mention they are what keeps any trucking company in business. Yet often times, they are left feeling underappreciated. Let's not let National Truck Driver Appreciation Week be the only time we honor our drivers. Here are 5 ways carriers, brokers and shippers can show their appreciation to a driver all year round, including suggestions from drivers themselves.

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Say Hello to RoadsideMASTERS.com

Posted on 10/20/2015 by Sommer Stein in maintenance breakdown services

We're excited to introduce our newest partnership with RoadsideMASTERS.com! With years of experience servicing both owner operators, and large fleets, RoadsideMASTERS.com offers the most comprehensive, top quality emergency roadside assistance membership program for heavy-duty trucks in all industries. Whether you own a single tractor and trailer or you have a fleet of tractors, RoadsideMASTERS.com has the services you want.

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Get Only the Best with Sprint

Posted on 9/30/2015 by in wireless services sprint promotions

Yet again, Sprint is offering great deals too good to pass up. Get great deals for you and your family on devices, data, and more just by being an FTS Plus+ member. Don't feel like you're stuck with your carrier. Sprint will pay off your old phone and contract so you can switch. Why wouldn't you want to join the revolution?

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