LAS VEGAS. The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) named Josh Grimaldi, a driver for Prime, Inc., as its “Highway Angel of the Year” for 2015 for his successful rescue of a pregnant woman trapped in a motor vehicle following a crash on a snowy highway last December.   Lance Platt, CEO of EpicVue, presented Grimaldi with […]

Independence and respect – they’re among the top retention factors that keep drivers loyal to their fleets. At least that’s what an EpicVue survey found.   EpicVue, which provides in-cab satellite TV packaged for the trucking industry, interviewed 270 truck drivers at truck stops in the greater Salt Lake City, UT, area to find out […]

Here are five things worth knowing today:   1. Independence and respect are among the top factors that keep drivers loyal to their fleets, according to the results of an EpicVue survey indicating the top reasons drivers chose to stay with fleets. EpicVue looked at longevity, as well as driver satisfaction by asking drivers how […]

EpicVue, providers of in-cab satellite TV packaged exclusively for the trucking industry, announced that Metropolitan Trucking is installing EpicVue systems in all 350 of its over-the-road and regional trucks.   “We see EpicVue as one more benefit we can provide for our driving professionals,” said Michael Maiore, executive vice president at Metropolitan Trucking. “Our culture […]

Cargo Transporters, a truckload carrier operating 500 trucks and 1,600 trailers, is equipping its cabs with satellite TV from EpicVue.   The EpicVue package offers drivers more than 100 channels of DIRECTV programming, including premium channels such as HBO/Cinemax, Showtime and the NFL Sunday Ticket. There is a monthly subscription fee, but no upfront hardware costs.   […]

KISSIMMEE, FL. The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) officially opened the 77thannual TCA convention here this morning by presenting two special awards: the Past Chairman’s Award and the Highway Angel of the Year Award.   Tom Kretsinger, Jr. of American Central Transport, Inc. and Tom Schilli of Schilli Transportation Services presented the Past Chairman’s Award to […]

In-cab satellite TV package provider EpicVue will be the exclusive sponsor of the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) Highway Angel program. The program awards truck drivers for good deeds, ranging from simple acts of kindness, such as fixing a flat tire, to heroic life-saving efforts.   “EpicVue was created to help with the long-haul truck driver’s […]

As more carriers seek solutions to solve the driver shortage crisis, which is now pegged at about 30,000, a new alternative is popping up.   Raising pay and more home time are among the common solutions put forth, but now some fleets are turning to satellite TV. Boyd Bros. Transportation is the latest carrier to […]