Industry News

December 1, 2010

Roadrunner Transportation Services Announces Three Options For Lease/Purchase Or Purchase

Roadrunner Transportation Services (RRTS) announced the launch of a new program that includes a wider variety of choices for contractors who want to own a truck through lease/purchase or purchase.

Under the new RRTS program, independent contractors may choose between three separate companies with a range of options including new or used trucks, a low down payment or a $0 down payment, and their desired payment amounts and arrangements.

“We’re excited about giving independent contractors more access to truck ownership,” said Director of Linehaul Development Mark Pluff. “Our Lease/Purchase Program is different from most others because it doesn’t involve us selling trucks. Our only interest is the welfare of the contractor. Best of all, by partnering with a variety of companies, independent contractors with all types of credit histories will be able to participate.”

Pluff said the purchase plan for new trucks also includes a $1,000 credit and parts discount. The two lease/purchase plans include tires, brakes, preventive maintenance, flexible terms, and affordable buy-outs starting as low as $1.00.

Roadrunner Transportation Services, based in Cudahy, Wisconsin, is a leading transportation and logistics services provider offering a full suite of solutions. From 17 strategically located terminals nationwide, RRTS is a single-source provider, offering customized LTL, Truckload, Expedited, Third-Party Logistics (3PL) and Specialized Service solutions.

For more information call the recruiting department at (800) 560-3758 or visit Roadrunner’s website at www.rrts.com.


CRST Malone Lowers Price Of Lease Purchase To $185 Per Week

CRST Malone has announced a price drop to $185 per week for leasing a truck through its Lease Purchase program – an 18% savings over the previous rate of $225 per week.

“We’re doing what we can to give more people the opportunity to own their own truck and become an Independent Contractor,” said Sherri Cook. “This new $185 price ensures that our contractors will be able to make the kind of money they deserve.”

CRST Malone’s Lease Purchase, already one of the most successful in the country, is also available with $0 down, a bumper-to-bumper maintenance program and Lease Purchase-friendly freight.

CRST Malone is the largest U. S. flatbed organization under one roof, with over 1100 trucks and field offices throughout the United States. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, CRST Malone provides freight services in strategic areas including Sided Equipment, Specialized Freight, Long Haul, Regional, and LTL.

CRST Malone was founded in 1928 on the principals of superior customer service, along with the relentless pursuit of maximizing the success of our independent contractors and terminals. The company continues today as one of the oldest truckload carriers in the industry.

For more information, contact CRST Malone Recruiting at (800) 366-6361 or visit their website at www.joinmalone.com


ACS TripPak MOBILE™ Smart Phone Application Now Available on the Android Platform

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Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX), announced today the TripPak MOBILE™ smart phone application is now available for download on the Android Platform.  Drivers can now download the smart phone application to their Android enabled smart phone.

TripPak MOBILE™ was first launched on the iPhone in July, providing drivers with the ability to update their trip status, confirm pick-up and delivery with signature capture, and capture trip documents for submission – all from the driver’s smart phone.  With TripPak MOBILE™, drivers have the most convenient document submission method available.  With TripPak MOBILE™, drivers capture their trip documents with the smart phone camera, assign the documents to the correct trip, and conveniently upload to their fleet.

“This is the next step in our deployment of the TripPak MOBILE™ smart phone application,” said Kelley Walkup, division vice president and general manager for ACS.  “By adding new platforms, we are increasing the availability of the application to drivers, as TripPak MOBILE™ becomes the primary document submission method for the trucking industry.”

For drivers to successfully use the application, fleets must be signed up with TripPak MOBILE™.  For more information on TripPak MOBILE™ visit www.trippak.com.