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Issue No. 13, 13 September, 2012
Offering New Opportunities for Veterans

As the number of veterans returning home from war continues to increase at rapid rate, there are a number of organizations dedicated to helping these vets and their families obtain the support they need. One in particular that has made a huge impact on Chicagoland veterans is ISAVE Foundation.

The Death of the “Buck-A-Mile” Back Haul

As I write this, there are only a few lanes in the U.S. that pay under a dollar a mile – Chicago-bound vans from Lakeland FL were getting $0.47 for line haul plus a fuel surcharge of $0.52 during the week ending September 8, for a grand total of 99 cents per mile, all in.”

Interstate Distributor Co. Lowers Fuel Costs for Contracted Carriers

Interstate Distributor Co. (IDC), the 66th largest U.S. truckload carrier, has announced a new Fuel Purchase Card for their Contracted Carrier program. The Fuel Purchase Card allows Independent Carriers and Owner Operators to lower their fuel costs when running with Interstate. The Fuel Purchase Card provides Carriers with a $0.10 per gallon discount from the posted price in network at Flying J and Pilot Centers.

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Largest Increase in Fatal Work Injuries Involved Drivers of Heavy Trucks

The largest increase in fatal work injuries among occupations involved drivers of tractor-trailers “or other heavy trucks,” according to updated statistics released Sept. 12 by the U.S. Labor Department.

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