This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
CONTENT S Cover:


Volume 77, Number 5 • 2015 F E ATURE S


HASTINGS, TSL CONNECT OMAHA TO THE WORLD 16 TSL Companies founder Tom Hastings on his rise in international intermodal trucking BY STEVE BRAWNER


THE CHICKEN AND THE EGG 7 Stirk Compressed Natural Gas works to build supply and demand at the same time BY JENNIFER BARNETT REED


ON THE RISE AGAIN 10 BY REBECCA M. BREWSTER


INDUSTRY OPERATIONAL COSTS


TACKLING THE DRIVER SHORTAGE WITH TECHNOLOGY 12 BY MAX FARRELL


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: 19 Batten Trailer BY TODD TRAUB


2015 MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 20 Annual Award Winners BY PATTY WOOD


ALONG THE ROUTE 24 Te latest products, services and technology from Nebraska Trucker’s corporate advertisers BY NT STAFF


Drivers of the Month:


HOBERT “DON” GABRIEL 26 Transportation Specialists, Ltd.


CARROLL SMITH 26 Grand Island Express


PHIL SCHENKEL 26 Transportation Specialists, Ltd. BY PATTY WOOD


DEPA R TMENT S


IMAGES ON COVER AND THIS PAGE OF TOM HASTINGS BY CALLIE KNAPP.


From the President: by Larry Johnson ............. 4 Members of the Board .................................... 4 Chairman’s Letter: by Chris Klotz .................... 5 Calendar of Events........................................ 25 Advertising Resource Index........................... 25


NEBRASKA TRUCKER — ISSUE 5, 2015 — www.nebtrucking.com 3


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28