Boyd Bros. Transportation

Boyd Bros. named a Best Company to Work for in Ala.

Boyd Bros. Transportation was recently named one of the Best Companies Group’s 2012 Best Companies to Work for in Alabama. Business Alabama magazine and Best Companies Group created the awards program to recognize Alabama’s best employers. Employees from each participating company took part in a 72-question survey as a part of the competition. Boyd Bros. is one of 18 companies to make up the 2012 Best Companies to Work for in Alabama list. Each company’s ranking will ...

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Driver conference calls, online radio shows Wed., Thurs.

All Drivers Together hosts Trucker BuddyFirst up, the folks with the All Drivers Together series of conference calls, which have been ongoing with increasing prominence in the months since I reported on them last year, this afternoon are hosting Trucker Buddy International's Randy Schwartzenburg. He'll detail the organization's plans for MATS as well as ongoing efforts to provide students direct interaction with drivers, says owner-operator Ingrid Brown, a principal organizer of the ADT calls. Trucker Buddy ...

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Intermodal flatbed launched

Boyd Intermodal, along with partner Raildecks Intermodal, on Feb. 28 announced the launch of its Boyd/Raildecks flatbed intermodal product designed to allow industrial freight such as steel and aluminum coils to be transported by railroad. Class 1 railroads can enable the flatbed industry to create capacity “when the only way previously was to add a trailer and a driver,” said Chris Cooper, chief operating officer of Boyd Bros. Transportation, at a press event. “This has never ...

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Fleet Focus

Truckers and carriers receive recognition and awards.

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Boyd Bros. raises pay 1 cent

A 1-cent pay raise for drivers  is in now in effect, Boyd Bros. Transportation announced. All drivers will now receive an additional 1 cent on every paid mile. In addition to the pay increase, the Clayton, Ala.-based flatbed carrier also announced an increase in tarp and detention pay to $20 and $18 per load, respectively. The company also increased its 401k plan benefits. Read more details at Boyd Bros. Transporation.

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Fleet Focus

Truckers and carriers receive recognition and awards.

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Braving the storm — two haulers’ Birmingham tornado stories

"I just spent all day yesterday cleaning up tornado damage," Overdrive Trucker of the Year Dan Heister told me this morning. Heister (pictured) was loaded heading south on I-65 bound for Saginaw, Ala., Wednesday afternoon, when he could see the big tornado that made its way into Cullman, Ala., around 3 p.m. that afternoon. "I kept the hammer down and got about four miles south of it" before it made the interstate, he says, then kept ...

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Killer tornadoes smash Southeast

Alabama has been declared a federal disaster area and the governor has sought expedited federal assistance.

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Fleet Focus

Carriers and drivers receive recognition and awards.

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Choosing a Carrier

When you consider moving to a new fleet, look beyond bonuses and other come-ons.

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