driver pay

Panel: Hours rule hurting safety, pushing drivers out of industry

The latest hours of service rule is pushing older, experienced drivers out of the industry, which will take a toll on safety, a panel of fleet managers said last week.

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Panel: Paying drivers by hour would be ‘suicide,’ driver pay raise looming

Fleets should be reluctant to abandon paying drivers by the mile, according to a panel of fleet managers, but driver pay is looming.

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CRST Expedited spending $10 million on upping driver pay

CRST Expedited has announced it will be increasing its pay for all drivers with a $10 million investment intended to retain existing drivers and attract new ones, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based company said.

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Data analysis use to predict …. driver happiness?

FleetRisk Advisors' predictive analysis engine -- think of it as the Moneyball approach to carrier risk management -- can help carriers reduce turnover, the company says; we've got some ideas on that score, too. . .

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The problem solver: Jim Vant of Crow Wing Transport

The story of Vant's fleet's success, built on a strategy of good driver treatment: "I've never had a truck make me a dime -- it's the person sitting in the seat."

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Driver pay, ‘Obamacare,’ industry outlook broken down at CCJ Symposium

A look at some of the highlights from the 2013 CCJ Spring Symposium.

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Spot market rates jump in March

The end of winter brought with it a much needed end to another cold spell: Per mile spot market rates for van, reefer and flatbed loads.

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Rates continued tumble in February

Spot market rates in February continued a now three-month-long downward slide in February, save for a one-penny increase in flatbed rates.

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Driver shortage: An economist and a recruiter ’round the bar

Owner-operator Jeff Clark, blogging as part of Freightliner's new Team Run Smart initiative, breaks down the driver shortage issue in a crafty way: "An economist and a driver recruiter walk into a bar" and...

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Rates continued downward slide in January

For the second straight month, spot market rates dipped somewhat significantly in all three segments, according to the January report from load board Internet Truckstop.

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