Briefly: Minnesota carrier shows off breast cancer awareness truck

2024 Kenworth T680 with a pink and white wrap in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
J&R Schugel

J & R Schugel, an employee-owned truckload carrier based in New Ulm, Minnesota recently added a special new truck to its fleet of 700.

The carrier unveiled a 2024 Kenworth T680 with a pink and white wrap in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

J & R Schugel was joined at the unveiling by Amber Melby, a breast cancer survivor and founder of B The Light, a local organization offering support to individuals and creating awareness of the disease.  

Belle Plaine Service Area EZ GO converted to Love's

Pro drivers on the Kansas Turnpike will notice the newly converted Love’s Travel Stop at the Belle Plaine Service Area south of Wichita. 

The rebranded EZ GO location offers Love’s snacks, and discounts on food and fuel through the Love’s Connect app.

The Love’s Travel Stop in Belle Plaine is the third former EZ GO location on the Kansas Turnpike to be rebranded, following stores at the Towanda and Lawrence service areas, and all EZ GO turnpike locations in Oklahoma. Love’s will rebrand the remaining two EZ GO turnpike stops in Kansas this month, weather permitting. 

In April, Love’s acquired EZ GO from Oklahoma-based Carey Johnson Oil Company. The acquisition included six travel stops on Oklahoma turnpikes and five on the Kansas Turnpike. The turnpike locations are the first ever for Love’s. 

Titanium recognized for revenue growth again

Bolton, Ontario, Canada-based Titanium Transportation Group Inc. has been recognized in The Globe and Mail’s 2023 Report on Business of Canada’s Top Growing Companies for the third consecutive year. The rankings are based on the three-year revenue growth of a company, and in 2023 Titanium was ranked 226th posting growth of 197% in the last three years -- up from 288th in 2022.

Ted Daniel, Chief Executive Officer, Titanium Transportation Group said in a statement from the company, “Titanium has demonstrated consistent growth through multiple economic cycles, and we are proud to be named one of Canada’s top-growing companies for the third straight year. This recognition is a testament to the resilience of our business model, our excellent team and focus on strategic investments in technology and accretive acquisitions.”

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TrueTMS offers direct access to Truckstop Load Board

T3 Tech LLC, the provider of TrueTMS, a software-as-a-service-based transportation management system designed for small fleets, announces an integrated Load Search feature that gives users direct access to the Truckstop Load Board.

The latest addition makes the TrueTMS platform a one-stop solution for small fleets to manage the full lifecycle of freight transactions, from finding and planning the most profitable loads to dispatching drivers, tracking shipments, and efficiently completing payroll and invoicing.

As part of the integration, the TrueTMS platform enters the Truckstop Partner Marketplace, an ecosystem of partner-driven solutions that benefit carriers, brokers, and shippers.

“TrueTMS joins the robust offering of software that integrates with Truckstop. It is another example of Truckstop's commitment to empowering small fleet owners and owner-operators, helping them grow and scale their businesses,” said Alan Alberto, director of partnerships and alliances at Truckstop. “We welcome TrueTMS to our partner community as their offering matches the direct needs of our mutual customers.” 

By clicking the Load Search menu option in TrueTMS, users with a Truckstop account enter the origin, destination, and search radius to instantly view available loads and contact information from the Truckstop Load Board. Once carriers find a load, they can utilize a drag-and-drop planning grid in TrueTMS to optimally sequence and schedule loads for dispatch based on pickup and delivery appointments, travel time, miles, and drivers’ available service hours, among other factors.

“Our integration with Truckstop creates new opportunities for small fleets to improve their operations by finding better freight and doing it faster and more efficiently than ever before,” said George Thellman, Director of Business Development and Strategic Relations at TrueTMS. “We appreciate the Truckstop partnership for helping our customers gain a competitive edge in a rapidly evolving industry.” 


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