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People Express to equip 300-truck fleet with EpicVue satellite Televisions

EpicVue, providers of an in-cab satellite TV package for the trucking industry, announced that Tribe Express is equipping its entire fleet with satellite TELEVISION to help maintain drivers. After ordering 200 EpicVue systems in late 2015, People Express committed to another 100 in-cab satellite TV systems for brand-new tractors being added to its fleet this year. “While our driver turnover rate is normally as low as 33 percent, if we continue to reveal our employees how essential they are to us and how much we value their efforts it will assist keep them here,” said Matt Handte, executive vice president of People Express. “EpicVue provides the kind of value and comfort we attempt to offer motorists by providing them the capability to watch a video game, motion picture or program they may see in your home. In this business you just normally get graded on what you do wrong. With EpicVue we got it right.” Founded in 2010, People Express has actually grown from 60 trucks in 2012 to a prepared 350 by the end of 2016. Including 100 company tractors in addition to 50 more Cherokee National owner operators to its operation this year suggests the truckload provider needs about 450 drivers, including teams. The business’s motorist lineup includes veterans, averaging between 50 and 60 years of ages with many years of over the roadway experience, and the “Native American Woman-Owned Company” has seen considerable growth in the number of female and more youthful motorists. “It can cost us $2,000 to hire, train and orient a brand-new motorist,” Handte stated, “and when we have an empty seat it can cost $5,000 weekly in lost earnings. That makes the repayment on EpicVue for setup and membership costs very fast, and based upon how positively our motorists have responded to our decision to equip the entire fleet with satellite TELEVISION, our team believe the systems will decrease our turnover rate even further.” Based upon motorist seniority, the People Express store is now beginning to install EpicVue in its existing 200 tractors, and anticipates to finish the in …
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Werner Enterprises Reports Fourth Quarter and Yearly 2015 Incomes and Record Profits

OMAHA, Neb.–(COMPANY WIRE )– Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: WERN), one of the nation’s biggest transportation and logistics business, reported earnings and record incomes for the 4th quarter and year ended December 31, 2015. Summed up financial outcomes for 4th quarter and year 2015 compared with 4th quarter and year 2014 are as follows (dollars in thousands, other than per share data): 2015 was a strong incomes year for Werner Enterprises. We wish to take this chance to thank the effort men and women of Werner for keeping America moving and assisting us attain this substantial turning point. Their unrelenting commitment to excellence and outstanding customer support are the keys to our success as we enter our 60th year in business. Our freight need in 4th quarter 2015 was less robust than the strong 4th quarter of 2014; however, it followed our typical freight demand in the 4th quarters of 2013, 2012 and 2011. Need was less than expected in the very first half of fourth quarter 2015, picked up considerable strength in latter November and early December and then tapered to seasonally strong freight levels for the rest of the year. Freight demand to date in January 2016 has been seasonally softer and in-line with the same periods of 2013, 2012 and 2011. Compared to the exact same periods in January 2015 and January 2014, freight demand is not as strong. 2014 and 2015 were cyclically contrasting years. 2014 provided the benefits of gradually improving need from a reinforcing economy and constrained supply due to a tight driver market and increasing safety policies. Freight need in 2015 did not enhance as the year progressed, as the rate of financial development slowed. The truckload sector likewise experienced supply boosts in 2015 as little carrier confidence increased as a result of better rates in 2014 and much lower fuel prices beginning in late 2014. Finally, as 2015 ended, truckload supply started to stabilize as truck orders …
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