ACT

ACT raises contractor pay

Effective March 1, owner-operators with hazmat credentials are eligible to make $1 per loaded mile on every load hauled for American Central Transport Inc., the Liberty, Mo.-based dry van carrier says. Non-hazmat loads are included in the price increase. Contractors in the process of getting Hazmat endorsements will receive 94 cents per mile until they do so, says Chad Still, ACT recruiting manager. Visit American Central Transport for details.

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ACT: Class 8 orders rise

Class 8 new and net orders rose to six-month highs in October.

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Payday

Carriers chase after a diminished pool of owner-operator candidates with higher pay, bonuses and more compensation options.

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Truck orders surge in March over year

Net orders in March represented the largest monthly order intake since May 2006, ACT Research said.

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Trailer orders up in February

Net orders of commercial trailers rose 25 percent to 21,990 in February from January, ACT Research said.

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CSA 2010 – your bittersweet change agent

I’ve yet to speak to anyone in trucking who’s overjoyed about Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010. After all, a much more meticulous safety mindset will be required to avoid getting caught on the radar of this huge data-crunching machine when it cranks up in December.             Some carriers in CSA 2010 test states have been to the mountain, seen the New World Order, and report that yes, it is a massive, intrusive project. But there’s a good ...

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