CRST Malone doubles referral program
CRST Malone, based in Birmingham, Ala., plans to double the current driver referral bonus, the company announced. The new referral program means that any CRST Malone independent contractor who refers another driver will receive $1,000 for an independent contractor and $500 for a lease-purchase applicant.
CRST Malone also has two new programs to increase drivers’ success. The company’s lease-purchase program now allows payments to be as low as $200.00 per week with $0 down for trucks that are about three years old. The company says lease-purchase drivers also receive 100 percent pass-through of fuel surcharges and 75 percent of gross line-haul average. The company will also offer a sign-on bonus of up to $1,000 through mid-March 2010 for new owner-operators, once minimum requirements are met.
Decker names drivers of the month
Decker Truck Line announced its drivers of the month for February 2010. Jim Rowe was named driver of the month for the flatbed division, and Mario Rosemond was named driver of the month for the reefer-van division.
Decker also is offering a new pay plan, available to all new reefer-van driver hires and current drivers who wish to switch. The plan offers an increase in base range pay from 37 cents to 39 cents a mile.
Maverick names driver of the year
Maverick Transportation named Jeff Fraembs of Steelville, Ill., as its 2009 Driver of the Year at their annual Driver of the Year awards presentation. As Driver of the Year, Fraembs will receive an extra week of vacation time, a $2,500 bonus check and a custom leather jacket.
Averitt associates donate to St. Jude
The associates of Averitt Express presented St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a donation of $350,000 during a formal event held at the hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The monetary gift, which was collected entirely from Averitt associate contributions during 2009, marks the 17th annual donation from “Averitt Cares for Kids” to St. Jude.
Masco recognizes Southeastern Freight Lines
Masco Corporation named Southeastern Freight Lines 2009 Carrier of the Year. This is the fourth time Masco has selected Southeastern for the award.
ConAgra Foods recognizes Hill Bros. Transportation
Hill Bros. Transportation was selected as ConAgra Foods’ 2009 Raw Material and Packaging Inbound Temperature Controlled Carrier of the Year.
West Side Transport recognizes drivers
West Side Transport named Will Parrish of Yadkinville, N.C., the company’s 2009 Driver of the Year. The company’s 2009 drivers of the month include Tom Jolly for January, Mariane Foerst for February, Charles Hollon for March, Gary Peldo for April, Robert Brislin and Christopher Griffin for May, Jim Turman for June, Will Parrish for July, Kenneth Roberts for August, Dana Truby for September, Mark Bogle for October, Ed Redding for November and Paul Mountain for December.
TCA recognizes fleets
The Truckload Carriers Association recognized Schneider National, CalArk International and Central Hauling as some of the best workplaces for truck drivers by naming each company a “Best Fleet to Drive For.” TCA also recognized Roehl Transport as its safest fleet among large carriers with more than 25 million annual miles. This is the second consecutive year Roehl has won this award. Erb International was named safest fleet with less than 25 million annual miles.
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