Dave Flessner

Business, Logistics, TCA

Delivering the Goods: U.S. Xpress Offers Team Bonuses Up to $50,000

Nikola Motor Co.

With demand for long-haul driver teams outstripping supply, one of the country’s largest truckload carriers Feb. 12 launched a compensation plan to provide team drivers up to $50,000 in bonuses and four weeks of paid vacation every year.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
February 13, 2018
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Truck Repair Firm to Undergo $9 Million Expansion

truck repair shop Fitzgerald Collision

Fitzgerald Collision & Repair will undergo a major expansion and create 220 new jobs in Tennessee.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
June 30, 2017
TCA

Port of Savannah Shipments Reach All-Time High

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District

Cargo shipments to the Port of Savannah in Georgia rose 10% last month to an all-time high for February as the widened Panama Canal continued to boost the number and size of ships headed for U.S. East Coast ports.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
March 20, 2017
TCA

Tennessee Trucking Firm Keeps Drivers Longer With Feedback Software

Southern Refrigerated Transport

Southern Refrigerated Transport, one of the trucking subsidiaries of the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Covenant Transport, prides itself on its family atmosphere.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
March 8, 2017
TCA

U.S. Xpress Offers Apprenticeship Program for Vets to Fill Truck Driver Jobs

TT File Photo

Don Davis and his wife, Rebekah, nearly doubled their combined income when the two military veterans became commercial truck drivers and started making longhaul trips between Chicago and the East Coast for the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based U.S. Xpress Enterprises.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
March 6, 2017
Business

Covenant CEO Says Truckers Willing to Pay to Upgrade Highways

Covenant Transport

The head of one of Chattanooga, Tennessee’s biggest trucking companies says there is an urgent need to upgrade the interstate highways in the Chattanooga region to keep commerce flowing.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
December 7, 2016
Business, Fuel

US Xpress Looks to the Future With Nikola Electric Trucks

Ryder System Inc.

Chattanooga, Tennessee’s biggest trucking carrier is going electric, at least with some of its fleet, in the next three to five years.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
December 7, 2016
Business

More than 120 Apply for Tennessee Program to Build Next-Gen Logistics Businesses

More than 120 teams from around the world have applied to participate in a three-month accelerator program focused on the newest and best ideas in shipping and logistics.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
May 23, 2016

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