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May 31, 2017

Richard Barnet is a small business owner who finances trucks to drivers. He also has been driving one of his trucks for Marvin Keller as an over-the-road Owner Operator for about a year.

Richard owns five trucks that he finances and leases to other drivers. Because he i...

May 31, 2017

Today I had the chance to speak with a student driver about the trucking industry. The student had just completed our personal training program and was excited about starting on his own.

His background is from a family of experienced truckers, so I was interested in see...

We have been talking awhile now about the International Roadcheck Enforcement Safety Event that is coming up in June. We call it the Safety Blitz. 

During June 6-8 there will be frequent roadside, DOT inspections with a special emphasis on cargo securement. We created a...

Marvin Keller has drop lots in areas across Illinois where we keep trailers. We consider these lots a part of company property so everyone should try their best to make sure each lot is kept clean and organized.

Wayne Lucas brought to our attention that the Effingham lo...

May 26, 2017

Last week we rolled out the Hazmat Campaign, sending out a few brochures with a list of tasks to complete to earn a $200 Safety Bonus.

It has been brought to our attention that the Word Search in the campaign brochure has a typo. The mistake is for the word PLACARD, whi...

May 25, 2017

We are proud to announce our new business relationship with Smucker's. We started doing business April 3rd, 2017 carrying 13 lanes a week, making them a mid-sized customer of Marvin Keller. Since we started servicing them we have seen a reduction in broker freight.


In light of our recent Hazmat Campaign where we tell all our drivers to put two straps on the back, we wanted to highlight one particular load that Steve Von Behren recently brought to our attention.

In this picture above you can see that there are unsecured barrels loc...

May 23, 2017

We want to make sure all of our drivers are prepared for the International Roadcheck Enforcement Safety Event that is coming up in June.

CVSA has an annual roadcheck that we call the Safety Blitz. The time period for the Safety Blitz is June 6-8, and during this time th...

May 18, 2017

In light of our recent Hazmat Safety Campaign we wanted to commend Allen Fitzgerald for adhering to our high safety standards. He was able to attain a defect-free DOT inspection in Lafayette, Missouri this past week. The inspection was a level 1 which means that his en...

A few months ago Randall Perry suffered the misfortune of having his truck destroyed by fire. Struggling with the financial burden the fire left him, Randall continued to seek out options for purchasing a truck. He eventually approached us about our Lease Purchase Prog...

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Steve Vonbehren has gone above and beyond in tire care. He has managed to get over 188,000 miles from his tires! Good work, Steve.

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