company drivers

Bogan case: More reasons to choose a carrier carefully

The Bogan case may be best viewed in the context of tried-and-true advice: be smart and choosy about who you run for. You never know when you may need the boss to go to bat for you rather than hanging you out to dry by being forced out of business.

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Leaving long-haul: Operators migrate to oil/gas

I talked to a pair of recently former team owner-operators late last week who, like owner-operator Mike Mace, leased to Reed Trucking, have truly rediscovered their old love of trucking -- in this case as company drivers in service operations surrounding new natural gas wells enabled by hydraulic fracturing technology. The strong demand for capacity in oil and gas services is bringing in competition to local markets as large as, you guessed it, Schneider National. The truckload ...

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Virtues of owner-operator status: Pet boarding problems avoided

Company drivers, be careful who you leave your dog with. Today's "grizzly tale" comes by way of Jenni Reynolds-Kebler, one half of a Washington State-based team with Robert Kebler and past-featured photographer in Truckers News. The Keblers recently switched carriers, signing on as company drivers with a carrier that had a no-pet policy. Too bad for their dog, Gizmo (pictured), as Reynolds-Kebler's recent "Grizzly Tales of the Gizanator" note on Facebook makes abundantly clear. The problem wasn't ...

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Super Service ups new driver bonus

New owner operators and company drivers who sign on with Super Service are eligible for a $2,500 bonus, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based carrier announced.

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Trucking a lifesaver after reform school abuse

Retired trucker John Brodnax joined other former detainees at a Florida reform school in a class-action lawsuit decrying years of abuse.

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Boyd Bros. driver honored for 2 million miles safe driving

Company driver Stevie Verges has been recognized for driving 2 million miles of safe driving during his 16-year career with Boyd Bros. Transportation, the carrier announced. The Clayton, Ala.-based fleet is one of 20 finalists in the Truckload Carriers Association’s 2011 Best Fleets to Drive For.

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West Side Transport offers $1,000 sign-on bonus

Newly hired company drivers and owner-operators will be paid $1,000 sign-on bonuses, Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based dry van carrier West Side Transport announced. Josh Schauf, West Side Transport recruiting director, said that the bonuses come in response to the company's rapidly increasing freight business. For details regarding the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based dry van carrier, call (800) 677-5627.

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Decker Truck Line, Inc., increases mileage pay rates

Decker Truck Line, Inc., started a new pay plan Feb. 15 for reefer and van company drivers.

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