A banker who looks to drivers for front-line economic information predicts some good times ahead -- what does business look like where you sit?
In the words of driver Allen Smith: "with all that has just happened in just the last 3 weeks, we have the momentum and leverage needed to encourage the FMCSA to listen intently, while everything ...
Total Transportation of Mississippi has announced a pay increase for its company drivers effective immediately.
Meet former European haulers Martin Cassidy and Veronika Lengvarska in this profile of sorts by George & Wendy Show writer Wendy Parker.
Following the Obama administration's nod to the notion of mandatory detention pay in its draft highway bill, debate has intensified over whether the federal government ought to be involved in detention at all.
At least, watchers say, carriers may have better tools to support negotiation of hourly detention-pay schemes with shippers and receivers -- others, however, see potential downsides in the future, such as FMCSA further limiting hours... ...
Though any FLSA reform wouldn't apply directly to owner-operators, some have made the argument that improved pay conditions for company drivers and corresponding rate-dynamics changes would filter positively throughout the industry.
Reforming employee-driver compensation by removing the FLSA overtime exemption was among top recommendations, likewise expanding truck-parking availability, sleep apnea, further New Entrant attention and more.
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