driver pay

An ELD rate boost? Maybe, but look out for the safety banana peel

"The real tragedy is the runaway economic and safety burden will fall on an unsuspecting public at a time when economic stress has been at an all-time high since the Great Depression." --reader and truck owner Gary Carlisle

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Voices on ELDs, hours, pay as grassroots efforts begin to bear fruit

As news out of Congress shows some of the results of anti-ELD mandate forces speaking out, this voices round-up brings commentary under Max Heine's July "Pulse" column on what one reader dubbed "the real problem" at the root of ELD issues, hours. Not everyone agreed, some seeing rates/money as the more bedrock issue in all the back-and-forth over ELDs and hours. 

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Trucker pay reform efforts at state level could be stymied by revival of Denham Amendment

Congress is again considering legislation that would block state-level efforts to dictate driver pay reforms and hours of service restrictions. The so-called Denham Amendment, first brought to the table by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) in 2015, seeks to reassert federal authority over hours of service regulations and the industry’s standard per-mile driver pay model.

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Large fleet raises pay for regional drivers

Drivers who have been with the Averitt Express for more than 10 years are receiving a pay increase to 50 cents per mile, and drivers with at least 5 years with the company are seeing a bump up to 48 cents per mile.

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Driver shortage alarm, redux part 2: Bills in Ohio would subsidize ‘cheap labor’

Ohio bills would funnel taxpayer money to driver-training efforts and "put the Ohio taxpayers on the hook for subsidizing cheap labor," notes small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold. Also, video, audio: Crank it up with Scott Reed's tuned 750-hp Cat in the Wheeling tunnel on I-70.

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Bay & Bay Transportation raises owner-operator pay

In addition to increased mileage pay, the fleet offers paid fuel surcharges on loaded miles, 100 percent reimbursement on authorized tolls, in-cab scanners, quarterly safety bonuses and discounts on fuel. Accessorial pay includes detention, layover and extra stop pay.

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Celadon boosts driver pay for owner-operators, company drivers

The pay for flatbed and reefer owner-operators has been increased to 75 percent of gross revenue in approximately 15 states within the company's freight network.

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Werner drivers lose court bid for pay for sleeper berth time

The court had previously ruled participants in Drivers Management, Werner’s training and orientation program, were entitled to pay for spending more than eight out of 24 hours in the sleeper berth. A new ruling, however, dismisses that order.

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GOP dominance could derail efforts to reform driver pay

Trucking industry lobbyists hope to leverage fresh Republican control in Washington, D.C., to pass the so-called Denham Amendment, which would prevent enforcement of state-level laws dictating truck drivers’ time and pay. Opponents say the measure would slam the door on driver pay reform efforts.

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Detention, short haul pay increases on deck at USA Truck

Beginning Jan. 1, the company will start paying its over-the-road drivers performance bonuses monthly instead of quarterly. Solo, teams and owner-operators with no preventable collisions are eligible for the performance bonuses.

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