Overdrive Staff

‘Just plain nice’: Propane hauler’s Coronado

Truck operator Brad Kuhn drives this 2014 Freightliner Coronado for MS & Sons out of Iowa. Kuhn lives in Yarnell, Ariz., and hauls propane in the Southwest.

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C.R. England offers bonus for trainers, pay raise for company drivers

C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based refrigerated carrier, now offers a bonus program for all company and independent contractor trainers in its Dedicated and Over the Road divisions, as well a 14.1 percent pay increase for solo company drivers in its Western Regional fleet. Each apprentice who is trained successfully and upgraded by a trainer becomes a driver in the trainer’s network. Once the successful apprentice is placed on a truck after upgrade and begins running ...

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Fleetmaster boosts driver pay

Fleetmaster Express announced a pay increase for its road drivers of more than 10 percent, as well as a pay hike for all other drivers. The company said the new pay package – along with its recent enhancements to its detention pay, holiday and vacation pay and 401(k) programs – are examples of its ongoing commitment to improving driver benefits while providing a friendly family-oriented work environment. “Our driver pay has just increased by more than ...

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CRST acquires Pegasus Transportation

CRST International Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announced its acquisition of fellow privately-held trucking company Pegasus Transportation Inc. of Louisville, Ky. Terms were not made public, although CRST said it funded the purchase through existing cash reserves, allowing it to remain debt-free. The company reported annual revenues in excess of $1.5 billion. Founded in 1988, Pegasus provides regional truckload services with a focus on the high-security temperature-sensitive health sciences sector and the critical just-in-time automotive industry. ...

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R+L Carriers launches driver recognition program

R+L Carriers of Wilmington, Ohio, launched a new driver recognition campaign – "More than great drivers. Great people." – to profile their safe driving accomplishments and who they are as individuals. Selected drivers will be honored with their full-size images on the company’s trailers.

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Navistar International sees financial gains, posts $42M loss in first quarter

Navistar International reported March 3 a $42 million net loss for the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year — big gains from the company’s $248 million loss in 2014’s first quarter and its $619 million net loss for the 2014 fiscal year.

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Trucker Path app giving away $5k in prizes

Trucker Path, a smartphone app launched last year that provides truck drivers location-based services such as mapping and nearby truck stops, weigh stations and rest areas, announced this week it is giving away $5,000 in prizes, including an iPad.

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Can you sing? Prove it in talent contest

Finalists will attend The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in August and will compete live for first place.

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C.R. England hikes pay for company teams

C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based refrigerated carrier, announced a pay increase for company teams in its National and Western Regional divisions. The size of the increase varies based on driver tenure, length of haul and other factors, but on average is a 26 percent hike to teams with more than six months experience. Pay increases as well as bonuses were announced earlier this year for Company and Independent Contractor Driver Trainers and Solo Company Drivers ...

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ACT raises company driver pay

American Central Transport announced that it is raising pay for company truck drivers. Company drivers now can earn up to a maximum of 50 cents per-mile pay for all miles, plus a fuel bonus. The Liberty, Mo.-based dry van fleet also recently announced that company drivers now receive $100-per-day holiday pay while they are at home for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. If a company driver is driving on ...

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