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2019 Best of Jenison

January 28th, 2020 by Dave Fedewa

Grand Rapids Transport Receives 2019 Best of Jenison Award

Jenison Award Program Honors the Achievement

Grand Rapids Transport has been selected for the 2019 Best of Jenison Award in the Trucking Company category by the Jenison Award Program.

Each year, the Jenison Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Jenison area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Jenison Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Jenison Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Jenison Award Program

The Jenison Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Jenison area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Jenison Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

2019 Best of Jenison Award

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week

July 15th, 2019 by Dave Fedewa

“Drivers’ actions contributed to a staggering 94 percent of all traffic crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 2015 Traffic Safety Facts report.

In response to this issue, law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous driver behaviors July 14-20 as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week. Drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors will be pulled over by law enforcement and may be issued a warning and/or citation.”

This is the begining of the article posted below, again, the CVSA will be focusing on speeding of all vehicles, not just CMV’s but be aware as always, at all time, be safe!

Operation Safe Driver Week


Yellowstone National Park

June 25th, 2019 by Dave Fedewa

Here is a video from Roy Putnam, one of Grand Rapids Transport’s Professional Drivers, on a beautiful drive through Yellowstone National Park!

Well done Roy!

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Vanguard MaxCube Trailers

June 14th, 2019 by Dave Fedewa

Welcoming our first of our new trailers! Will be receiving new Vanguard trailers with Vertical E-tracks, Composite siding, and the TireMaax Tire Inflation System to keep tires properly inflated and let the driver know if there is an issue.

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CVSA “Cheat Sheet”

May 22nd, 2019 by Dave Fedewa

Straight from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance website, for this year’s road check CVSA will be focusing on steering and suspension. Along with all normal pre-trip and post-trip procedures give extra attention to these areas as the Department of Transportation will certainly be checking!

Check out the link below for more information!




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Spotted Lanternfly Information

May 17th, 2019 by Dave Fedewa

Grand Rapids Transport is doing our part to prevent the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly. The Safety Department worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for proper education.

Our permits are issued and active for any drivers traveling in the affected areas. For more information on this non-native invasive species, check out the video below.

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Pilot to offer free inspections!

May 16th, 2019 by GRT Staff

2019 Roadcheck | June 4th – 6th

May 16th, 2019 by GRT Staff

New app shows live parking availability!

December 20th, 2017 by GRT Staff

Now you can pre-plan where you can park with the new Pilot / Flying J app. The app shows in real-time how many spots are available at select locations. You can also start the pump from your truck, get offers on deals they have inside, get receipts to your phone, and check on available fuel lanes!

To get more info on the app go to https://pilotflyingj.com/mypilot

International Truck Stalk Shifter Training Guide

October 4th, 2017 by GRT Staff

For Drivers:

Do you have an International LT or RH Series? Take a ride with us and learn how to use your stalk shifter for gear selection, manual shifting, and engine brake operation.

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