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In short: CAT Scale celebrates 45 years with a Ford Raptor gift

CAT Scale celebrates 45 years of activity in 2022.

The Walcott, Iowa-based company is thanking its customers with a new Ford Raptor pickup truck and thousands of other prizes in its Weigh to Win contest. The raffle begins February 1 at CAT Scale stores.

Drivers also have a chance to win over $100,000 in instant prizes, including a YETI exterior prize set, CAT Scale hats, Series 20 Super Trucks trading card sets, model trucks, tumblers insulated, water bottles, Oakley backpacks, and more.

Every time drivers weigh in, they’ll have a chance to win prizes in the online instant play and have a chance to win the Ford Raptor. The Grand Prize winner will be chosen from all Game entries. In addition, the Grand Prize winner and guest will receive a trip for two to the 2022 Walcott Truckers Jamboree to drive the new Ford Raptor home.

The contest is open to Class 8 drivers 18 years of age or older and US residents. Weigh to Win will run from February 1 through June 1. Drivers will be able to enter the ticket number and truck number from their weigh scale ticket to play the instant game, as well as find full details and official rules, online at www. weightowin.com from February 1st.

XPO expands LTL operations with 2 new terminals

XPO Logistics opens two new LTL terminals in Central America.

A transshipment terminal in Sheboygan, Wisconsin will bring 26 new gates online while 24 new gates are planned at a transshipment terminal in Texarkana, Arkansas.

This quarter, the company also plans to open new fleet maintenance shops in terminals in Ohio, Florida, New York and Nevada and invest in equipment upgrades. company’s LTL trailer manufacturing plant in Searcy, Arkansas, in hopes of nearly doubling revenue year-over-year. -year number of units produced this year.

“The strategic actions we initiated in the fourth quarter [2021] started showing results within a few weeks, which gave us good momentum for executing our plan in 2022,” said Mario Harik, Acting President, LTL and Chief Information Officer of XPO Logistics.

This is the latest step in XPO’s previously announced plan to drive the growth and efficiency of its North American LTL network. The company opened a 264-gate terminal in Chicago Heights, Ill., in October and launched actions to improve cargo flows in the face of growing demand.

Schneider plans to change western rail partner in 2023

Schneiderannounced today that it is expanding its intermodal service by moving its primary rail partnership from the western United States to Union Pacific beginning in 2023.

The company has one of the largest intermodal fleets in North America with over 25,000 containers and plans to double the company’s intermodal size by 2030. The company celebrated 30 years of intermodal service in 2021.

Schneider will have the company’s largest fleet of chauffeured vans of any intermodal carrier moving freight on Union Pacific and the first carrier with both company-owned containers and chassis. With the combination of Schneider’s Eastern partnership with CSX, the transition will create more direct transcontinental connections for the company’s customers, according to a statement from Schneider.

Schneider will continue to haul freight with its current western rail provider for the remainder of 2022 and transition to full service on the Union Pacific rail network on January 1, 2023.

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