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When Osama Bin Laden Was Pronounced Dead, Midnight Trucking Radio Network Reported it Immediately LIVE!

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With the recent world news and disasters in the U.S., one syndicated radio program, The Midnight Trucking Radio Network has maintained a key focus:  to be on top of the world news as it happens.  The Midnight Radio Network has done this by consistently providing up to the minute news, information, and weather live, overnight with hosts Gary McNamara and Eric Harley. 

“When the big news that Osama Bin Laden was pronounced DEAD we announced it LIVE, immediately,” Eric Harley said.  “And we also made the sincere journalistic commitment of providing all night news coverage of  9-11, Katrina, tornados, hurricanes and the shuttle disaster.  The news of these world changing events are reported by our team right then, not hours later!” 

“While our competitors are talking about issues from the “Alien Nation, Midnight Trucking Radio Network is covering Our Nation Now!” said Midnight Radio Network Marketing Manager Mindy Baker. 

The show’s Katy-Award Winning Hosts, Eric Harley and Gary McNamara, together bring the show over 40 years of broadcast experience.  The Midnight Radio Network’s on-air talent, combined with strongly branded resources, enable the team to deliver a quality broadcast and maintain the highest standards in the industry. Eric and Gary engage their millions of listeners and callers with the major issues of the day including current events, legislation, popular culture, family issues, news and information, detailed national weather forecasts, safety tips and interviews with informative guests. 

Eric Harley’s career spans over two decades. He has entertained listeners all over America with his insight and humor.   His passion for radio and love for the trucking industry came together as he became part of a legendary radio program just as it was going nationwide. Eric is proud to be able to say he was there the first night The Midnight Trucking Radio Network hit the air!

Gary McNamara has been a part of talk radio since 1989.  Gary’s first radio gig was in Marshall, TX. , and he has been talking ever since to people all over the country, from his hometown of Buffalo, NY, to Portland Oregon, with stops in Rockford and Chicago, IL, until he arrived on the scene at WBAP in Dallas-Ft. Worth 2000.

A FEW WORDS FROM THE MIDNIGHT RADIO NETWORK AFFILIATES’ PROGRAM DIRECTORS:

 

“We broke at the top of the hour for network news.  Other than that, we aired the MRN coverage Of Osama Bin Laden in its entirety.  Great job!”

Dennis Lowe, AM Operations Manager, KWLO/KXEL


“We stayed with MTRN instead of going elsewhere since the guys

were live. Thought they did a fine job and was glad they were on

the air.”

Jim Horn WSBA

 

“I was impressed and glad that MRN was covering the Osama Bin Laden story.  It was the first I heard the news too!”
Frank Wilt, Program Director, VerStandig Broadcasting, Harrisonburg, VA

 

“FOX NEWS ABILENE stuck with your coverage, I thought it was excellent!”

Richard J. Doud, Doud Media Group, KFNA and KORO

 

“The Midnight Radio Network provided excellent coverage of this monumental event in our lifetime.”  Eric and Gary are at the top of their game.” 

Tyler Cox, Operations Manager, WBAP 820


Transport America Acquires Southern Cal Transport

Eagan, MN – January 12, 2011.  Transport America recently announced its acquisition of Birmingham, Alabama based Southern Cal Transport.  The acquisition will create a company with more than 2,200 drivers, making it one of the top 15 for-hire dry van truckload carriers in the United States.

This transaction is being made when many other carriers have been moving away from asset based models.  Transport America recognizes more than ever the market will need carriers that control their assets, bring excellent service and are committed to hiring quality drivers.  Customers will see a strong, diverse offering of capabilities, including over–the-road solo, more than 350 teams, dedicated, regional, intermodal, intermodal drayage, and brokerage.

“We are very excited about this acquisition- I believe the Southern Cal and Transport America brands both are known for service excellence and have very similar cultures,” says Scott Arves, CEO of Transport America.  “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Ken Adams and Phil DeSimone, CEO and President respectively, and for the team of associates they have assembled.  The acquisition marries Transport America strengths in solo, dedicated, intermodal, brokerage, and Mexico/Canada operations with Southern Cal strengths in team, intermodal drayage, dedicated, brokerage, and regional.  I believe customers will be excited by the breadth and quality of services this company offers.  Initially, in order to make this transition seamless to customers, the two companies will operate independently, preserving relationships, billing, contractual relationships, etc.”

“When I decided to sell Southern Cal Transport, it was vitally important that the purchaser was aligned with our same set of values, dedication and commitment to customers, drivers and employees,” says Ken Adams, owner of Southern Cal.  “Transport America is committed to merging our corporate cultures to create a strong new brand known for service excellence. Given the unique products, it also is the best possible outcome for Southern Cal associates who will be integral to the success of the new company. Phil and I look forward to working as part of this new company.”

About Our Company

Transport America was founded in 1984.  Southern Cal Transport was founded in 1995 and purchased by Ken Adams in 1998.  The combined company employs more than 2,200 drivers and offers a broad portfolio of services in solo, team, dedicated, intermodal, drayage and brokerage services. To learn more, please visit www.socaltransport.com or www.transportamerica.com.

Transport America Acquires Southern Cal Transport

Eagan, MN – January 12, 2011.  Transport America recently announced its acquisition of Birmingham, Alabama based Southern Cal Transport.  The acquisition will create a company with more than 2,200 drivers, making it one of the top 15 for-hire dry van truckload carriers in the United States.

This transaction is being made when many other carriers have been moving away from asset based models.  Transport America recognizes more than ever the market will need carriers that control their assets, bring excellent service and are committed to hiring quality drivers.  Customers will see a strong, diverse offering of capabilities, including over–the-road solo, more than 350 teams, dedicated, regional, intermodal, intermodal drayage, and brokerage.

“We are very excited about this acquisition- I believe the Southern Cal and Transport America brands both are known for service excellence and have very similar cultures,” says Scott Arves, CEO of Transport America.  “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Ken Adams and Phil DeSimone, CEO and President respectively, and for the team of associates they have assembled.  The acquisition marries Transport America strengths in solo, dedicated, intermodal, brokerage, and Mexico/Canada operations with Southern Cal strengths in team, intermodal drayage, dedicated, brokerage, and regional.  I believe customers will be excited by the breadth and quality of services this company offers.  Initially, in order to make this transition seamless to customers, the two companies will operate independently, preserving relationships, billing, contractual relationships, etc.”

“When I decided to sell Southern Cal Transport, it was vitally important that the purchaser was aligned with our same set of values, dedication and commitment to customers, drivers and employees,” says Ken Adams, owner of Southern Cal.  “Transport America is committed to merging our corporate cultures to create a strong new brand known for service excellence. Given the unique products, it also is the best possible outcome for Southern Cal associates who will be integral to the success of the new company. Phil and I look forward to working as part of this new company.”

About Our Company

Transport America was founded in 1984.  Southern Cal Transport was founded in 1995 and purchased by Ken Adams in 1998.  The combined company employs more than 2,200 drivers and offers a broad portfolio of services in solo, team, dedicated, intermodal, drayage and brokerage services. To learn more, please visit www.socaltransport.com or www.transportamerica.com.

American Central Transport Driver Recognized for Helping Stranded Motorist

American Central Transport, Inc. (ACT) has just honored owner operator Mike Kahre for coming to the aid of a fellow motorist while on duty.

On December 17th, Kahre spotted a car with a blown-out tire stranded on the side of the road just outside of Lamar, Missouri. Its female driver had attempted to retrieve the spare tire from the trunk, only to find that it, too, was flat. No one else was coming to the driver’s aid, who was standing alone on the side of the road in freezing temperatures. Kahre pulled his rig over and offered assistance. Taking the spare tire, he refilled it with air and put it on the driver’s car for her. “I can’t just drive past someone who needs helps,” said Kahre, “I have a wife and three daughters and I would want someone to stop and help them if they ever broke down.”

ACT found out about Kahre’s good deed by chance. As Kahre was working, ACT president, Tom B. Kretsinger, Jr., just happened to drive by and take note of the ACT truck number. Upon returning to the company, he was able to identify Kahre as the Good Samaritan. As a result, the company presented Kahre with an “Atta Boy” award, given to people who go above and beyond the call of duty while on the job. “I’m so glad I was able to witness this act of generosity, because I know things like this happen all the time,” said Kretsinger. “ACT has a really great crew of drivers and they’re too humble to report to us the kind things they do every day.”

“I was really surprised that the company even knew about what I did,” said Kahre. “I like to be of service to others and have always tried to help out whenever I can over the past 30 years.”

Along with his award, Mike Kahre received a gift certificate to the ACT company store. Kahre, a resident of Jasper, MO, and is originally from Lockwood, MO. He and his wife Vina have three daughters and four grandchildren.

American Central Transport, Inc. is a dry van truckload carrier  serving major shippers throughout the eastern half of the United States.

Founded in 1926 as E.K. Motor Service, the company was later renamed after it was purchased by the Kretsinger family, who still run it today. ACT has been frequently recognized for its quality and premium service, signified by its “Raising the Standard” motto.

For more information, call American Central Transport at 888-HAUL-ACT (888-428-5228) or visit our website at www.americancentral.com.

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