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2005 KW900 120 for Sale

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 Leave a comment


2005 KW900 120 CTI Sleeper
4 Months on Platinum Rebuild
475 Catepillar, Auto Shift Transmission – NEW!!-
EVERYTHING in Tractor GOES – Radio, XSM, GPS, Generator
1,053,000 mile —- Only 53,000 miles on COMPLETE ENGINE REBUILD (Nov 2014)

2005 Transcraft Combo – Stepdeck – 51 ft.
10 Boxes, all aluminum wheels, Bulkhead, Deck Leveler, Chains & Binders, Straps and Tarps


Call Jerry Carter – 770-823-9567

2014 Volvo for sale

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 Leave a comment

2014 Volvo sleeper 2014 Volvo truck

2014 volvo with 144 in.bunk.120k miles.I shift trans.Also 2008 transcraft 48ft trailer. 8×40 wood deck . container locks. New tires on trailer. Straight rails. $190, 000.00 for tractor. $25, 000.00 FOR trailer. Trailer comes with all gear.Chains tarps.straps .call Russ Brown. 405-816-8043.

2004 Volvo 780 for sale

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 Leave a comment

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2004 Volvo 780, 525 hp ISX Cummins,12 spd auto,3.58 rears,frig micro,sat dome,under bunk frigette a/c,espar arctic heater,tv,headache rack with chains,binders,oversize flags and signs.Truck has 24.5 tires,drives about 65 to 75 %,steers are new(about 300 miles on them)clutch has been replaced,cam & rockers replaced,king pins and air dryer replaced. Trailer is 51.5 ft,sliding rear axle with dump valve,tires are about 90% or better,3 storage boxes filled with 4in straps,3in and 2in ratchet straps,spool of rubber rope corner protecters,pocket winches.Strobe lites mounted on back of trailer,2 factory alum load risers,spare tire for trailer on alum wheel. Probably forgot things but that gives you an idea,everything goes. I’m asking $50,000 OBO may consider splitting up. call Bruce 845-594-4054

EFS Check Change

Monday, April 13th, 2015 Comments are off for this post

Please see message below from EFS:

Dear Valued Customer,
Effective May 15th, 2015, Electronic Funds Source LLC (“EFS”) will be converting all accounts to the NEW EFS CHECKS (gray/red colored check image shown on the next page).
EFS TransChecks, the tan colored check image shown directly below (left), and TCH Checks, the blue colored check image shown directly below (right), will no longer be authorized or accepted as EFS forms of payment on and after May 15th, 2015.

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In order to prevent disruption in service, please contact EFS Customer Service to have your new EFS Checks delivered to your location at no cost to you:
 (866) 841-9315 or (888) 824-7378 and follow prompts
 Check orders will be delivered within 7 to 10 business days
How to Use your New EFS Checks (image shown below):
 Fill out the Date, Payee, and amount
 Write the entire 10- to 23-digit EFS MoneyCode® in the MoneyCode space marked
 Recipient: Complete the Driver’s License information and authorize the check via any of the following methods:
– Your point-of-sale terminal, online at, or by calling the automated phone system listed on the check
EFS TransChecks
TCH Checks


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Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact EFS Customer Service at (866) 841-9315 or (888) 824-7378. Thank you for your loyal business.
Your EFS Account Team

1104 Country Hills Drive, Suite 700 ● Ogden, UT 84403 ● 888.824.7378 ●

For Sale: 2001 Freightliner Classic XL and 2001 Fontaine Step-Deck Trailer

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 Comments are off for this post

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$50,000 OBO
Truck Information:
2001 Freightliner Classic XL; New In-frame rebuild (4 year transferable warranty from CAT dealership)in-frame was done on March 13, 2015; 90 % Rubber84 inch bunk; 270 wheel base; C-15 CAT; 18 speed transmission; Headache Rack is attached to frame; Rig Master APU; Donville Steering

Trailer Information:
2001 Fontaine Step-Deck Trailer 48 ft., 102 inch wide; top deck 10 ft., bottom deck 38ft; aluminum deck with wood nailing strips; New # 5 Axel;

New # 4 drivers side spindle; 2 New air tanks; New Drums and Brakes; New Shocks, Air Bags and Landing Gear and ABS. (New being within last 3

years) 90% Rubber
Equipment Included:
Two 4 ft. Drops; Twelve 5/16th X 20 ft. Chains; Twelve Snap Binders; Eight Ratchet Binders; Twenty 4 inch flat hook straps; Six bolt on Winches;

Two 4 inch hand ratchets; Three 3 inch hand ratchets; One 3 inch Belly Strap; Over-Dimensional Equipment including: lights, banners, flags
For More Information Contact David (254) 290-8043

For Sale: 2006 Doonan stepdeck

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 Comments are off for this post

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For Sale: 2006 Doonan stepdeck. 8ft top 40ft bottom. All container locks. 40ft, Two 20ft, or a heavy 20. All locks work. 22.5 tires. 8 boxes. 6 with stainless doors. Raise/Lower valve. Dump valve. Winch track both sides. 22 total winches. 11 lights each side. Scale. 8 aluminum wheels. Brakes 50% Tires 6 months left. Well maintained with work records. $19995.00 Contact truck # 3809. 518 569 0610.


Monday, March 16th, 2015 Comments are off for this post

Hello Mercer Family!

Truck show week is just next week!  Last week, we sent out a lot of information about all of the exciting activities here at Mercertown.  Throughout the week, I will post about all of these activities individually, so if you are planning on attending, you will be completely prepared.

Today we will be discussing our changes in transportation to and from the truck show.  For years we have tried to provide shuttles for our Mercer contractors to the show.  In the past we have usually rented vans and utilized our staff to transport visitors to and from.  However, this year we are changing that routine.  Fischer Buses will be providing transportation for our contractors this year.  They will have two buses alternating pickup up locations every 30 minutes during show hours.  Hopefully, this will allow everyone to schedule their day a little better as opposed to never know when a van is going to arrive.

So here is the tentative schedule for buses.  Please keep in mind that these times can change.  Early morning and late afternoon rush hours may could possibly delay the pickup times.

Thursday, March 26th
1st bus picks up at Mercer at 12:00 PM
2nd bus picks up at Mercer at 12:30 PM
Buses alternate every half hour until making final pickup at fairgrounds at 6:30 PM

Friday, March 27th
1st bus picks up at Mercer at 9:30 AM
2nd bus picks up at Mercer at 10:00 AM
Buses alternate every half hour until making final pickup at fairgrounds at 6:30 PM

Both buses arrive in front of Freedom Hall at 9:30 PM to pick up group after concert.

Saturday, March 28th
1st bus picks up at Mercer at 8:00 AM
2nd bus picks up at Mercer at 8:30 AM
Buses alternate every half hour until making final pickup at fairgrounds at 4:30 PM.

scanning in bills

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 Comments are off for this post

Hi Mercertown! When scanning in bills of lading, please remember to write your unit number and the trip number on the bills themselves. This will help us to serve you more efficiently as our various departments process the paperwork. Thanks very much, and have a great day!


Friday, March 6th, 2015 Comments are off for this post

It’s that time of the year again folks!  In just three weeks, the truck show will be here.  We are busy finalizing our plans so that we can provide our visitors with a great experience!

The Mid America Truck Show is the biggest truck show in the country, and we are lucky enough to have it in our hometown of Louisville.  For years many of our contractors have flocked to Louisville to attend.  In the past we have provided transportation to the show, and entertainment at the yard to try to show how important our contractors are to us.  This year will be no different.  In fact, our booth at the show, and our driver appreciation events will be bigger and better than ever!

Whether you are a truck show week veteran or if this is your first time coming, below I will lay out all of our plans for the week of the show.  Pay close attention, because we have made some adjustments to our normal routine that you need to be aware of.

First we’ll discuss parking.  Most of you that attend know that it gets a little tight around here that week.  Here are our plans which will go into effect on the morning of Monday, March 23rd:

Lot 1 (Main lot): Loaded Truck/ Trailer units planning to remain on campus for twenty-four hours or less (where space permits) No empty trailer drops.
Lot 2 (Driver’s Lounge): Bobtail only parking. Tractors may be double parked in the East lanes of the parking lot and triple parked in the West lanes of the parking lot. No personal vehicles are allowed on the lot. No saving spaces. No empty trailer drops.
Lot 3: New recruit/ driver orientation/ over flow parking only. No empty trailer drops.
Lot 4: Alternate Bobtail parking
Lot 5: Empty Trailer drops. Two lanes shall remain open at all times to enable normal inspections traffic.
Trailers may be stacked to assist in management of the limited site.
Lot North of flood wall: Coupled truck/ trailer, dropped trailers, over flow parking etc.

Once you have arrived, and you get settled in, check in with Lisa at the front desk of the Truck Ops building or Jan at the front desk of the Recruiting building.  They will get you signed in, and give you a bag that will have a full itinerary of events, and some other goodies in it.  Then get plenty of rest as we will have a full day of activities on Wednesday March 25th.

Wednesday, March 25th:

9:00 AM – Our first scheduled event of the day will be the Contractor’s Forum in the warehouse.  This is an opportunity to be able to spend some time with most of the upper management of Mercer Transportation.  We will take some time to review last year, and preview this upcoming year, and also have some time for Q&A.

12:00 PM – We will have our first catered lunch by Dish on Market.  Food and drink will be available in the warehouse.

2:00 PM – Safety will be getting out of their normal routine of three seminars.  This year we will just have one seminar at 2PM, and it will be worth a 10 point safety score credit.  Also, the seminar will NOT be recording for viewing at a later date.  Please read the below message from Len Dunman regarding this:

By Len Dunman

At 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 25, Jaime Wilson, of Zurich Loss Control, will conduct a one–hour seminar on accident prevention. Zurich is Mercer’s insurance company and Jaime works closely with me in analyzing Mercer accidents and in developing accident reduction strategies. Drivers who attend this seminar and are signed in will receive 10 credit points on their safety score. This will be the only seminar we offer this year and it will not be recorded. Rob Curry and I will be available for a question and answer session after Jaime’s presentation.
For those drivers who want to earn additional credit points on their scores this year, the emphasis will be on ELDs. Thirty point credit is available for those who volunteer ahead of their scheduled date. To answer driver questions, the Log Department will expand their daily informational classes on Thursday and Friday. The schedule will be posted at the reception desk in the Recruiting Building.
Within the next several months, drivers will be able to earn safety credit for online safety courses. We are pretty far along on this and should have it underway by summer. Also, expect to see an announcement of a second safety equipment credit program. It will not replace the current credit but will be in addition to it. We are still receiving feedback from our insurance company and our shippers on what should be included. We are hoping to have this finished and rolled out to drivers by late Spring.

The truck show is one of my favorite times of the year. I look forward to spending time with everyone, answering your questions, and discussing your concerns. Mercer drivers are the best. Be safe.


After all of the important business stuff is complete, it will be time to have a blast at our annual Driver Appreciation Cookout!  Starting at 5:00Pm that Wednesday night, we will have food, music and fun at the warehouse during our Driver Appreciation Cookout.  This year, our booth at the truck show will have a 50’s Diner theme, and we will follow this theme with the cookout.  We will have a band, and a dance floor, and as always we will be giving away a lot of great prizes!  Also, please feel free to dress the part, and break out those poodle skirts and leather jackets!

In the past we have spent a lot of time drawing for prizes, and we are going to get away from that a little.  We will still have plenty of great door prizes, but we will be doing things a little different so that we are not standing in front of you all for an hour trying to give everything out.  When you get here and get your goodie bag, more information and direction will be available to you at that time.  Prizes will ONLY be available to currently qualified Mercer drivers and contractors who are present during the driver appreciation cookout.

Once we get done with the Driver Appreciation event, then it’s on to the big show!  We will have a catered lunch at the warehouse on Thursday at noon, and immediately start transporting drivers to the show.  The show hours are as follows:

Thursday March 26th – 1:00PM – 6:00PM

Friday March 27th – 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Saturday March 28th – 9:00AM – 4:00PM

The concert will be Friday night at 7:00PM

We will have some different transportation plans to shuttle contractors to and from the show.  We will have transportation provided to us by Fisher Buses throughout the show.  Fisher will provide two buses that will alternate pickup locations every 30 minutes.  Hopefully this will help as you should know when each bus will be in each location.  This schedule is subject to change, and we will include an official schedule in your goodie bag.   The only pick-up location  for drivers at the Mercer yard will be directly in front of the drivers lounge.  Also, these buses will NOT be able to transport any large items that are purchased at the show.  Please contact our facilities department to fulfill this need.  Here is our transportation schedule:

Thursday, March 26th
1st bus picks up at Mercer at 12:00 PM
2nd bus picks up at Mercer at 12:30 PM
Buses alternate every half hour until making final pickup at fairgrounds at 6:30 PM

Friday, March 27th
1st bus picks up at Mercer at 9:30 AM
2nd bus picks up at Mercer at 10:00 AM
Buses alternate every half hour until making final pickup at fairgrounds at 6:30 PM

Both buses arrive in front of Freedom Hall at 9:30 PM to pick up group after concert.

Saturday, March 28th
1st bus picks up at Mercer at 8:00 AM
2nd bus picks up at Mercer at 8:30 AM
Buses alternate every half hour until making final pickup at fairgrounds at 4:30 PM

I know this is a lot of information to take in.  As stated above, we will have official itineraries available starting Monday March 23rd with full details of all events.  Hopefully you can join us this year!  And if not, be safe out there!  Have a great day, and GO MERCER!

2290 Time

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 1 comment

Hi Mercertown! The deadline for tractor registration is rapidly approaching, and there are a number of 2290s that are still unpaid. Contractors can pay their 2290 at  Each contractor will need to take care of paying the 2290; we will not be able to pay your 2290 for you.  Also, we can’t issue temps to units that are already have a plate. If a paid 2290 is turned in late, we can expect to have the registration in hand in about 5 business days. Please keep in mind, as I’m sure you are aware, the later the 2290 is paid and turned in, the longer the wait will be to get the new registration.  Paid 2290s should be sent to our Permits Department.  Thank you!  Alan Hoyle