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Averitt raises pay for truckload drivers

Averitt Express has announced an increase in mileage pay for its veteran truckload drivers, as well as several changes in accessorial pay for all regional drivers.

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USA Truck implements ‘choose your hometime’ policy

USA Truck has announced a new policy that will allow its company over-the-road driving teams to select when and where they take time off.

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Fleet Focus: Con-way Freight, J.R. Schugel, C.H. Robinson

Fleets today are concerned with making sure their drivers are happy and that they’ll stay happy and stick around, and nothing makes drivers happier than good pay, new equipment and a few add-ons in their truck to help make their downtime on the road a little more pleasant. To that end, Con-way Freight recently purchased 875 new Daimler Freightliner tractors to replace older units as part of its 2015 fleet replacement cycle. “We have listened to ...

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Fleet Focus: Con-way Freight, Western Express, Estes

In this era of tight shipping capacity and driver shortages, Ross Reynolds certainly sounds like someone worth retaining. The Con-way Freight driver, based at the company’s terminal in Tucson, Ariz., was named the winner of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s first International Driver Excellence Award, a new annual award that recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial vehicle driver. Reynolds, who has driven more than 2 million ...

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Fleet Focus: New pay packages for Transport America, Cargo Transporters, J&R Schugel

Transport America announced a pay increase that will allow all of its owner-operators to make $1 per mile. The pay increase, which goes into effect July 1, eliminates the difference between hazmat and non-hazmat base pay. The Eagan, Minn.-based company also announced a pay increase for company drivers in its Over-The-Road and Regional divisions, effective Sept. 1. All current solo OTR and regional drivers will see at least a 1 cent-per-mile increase, moving the company’s top ...

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Fleet Focus: New pay packages for Watkins, Covenant, Super Service

Watkins Refrigerated rolled out a new pay package for company drivers. The base rate pay structure now includes a 16 percent increase in base mileage rate, increasing from 38 cents per mile to 44 cents, as well as an annual increase of 1 cent per mile through the first five years. Hazmat certification earns an additional 2 cents per mile. Company drivers also are receiving new 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractors. Local drivers received an 11 percent ...

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Fleet Focus: PAM Cartage, Navajo Express, Con-way Freight

If you’re a company driver who wants to own your own truck, or you already have your own small fleet and you’re ready to expand your operations, PAM Cartage Carriers wants to help you. The PAM Transportation Services division recently rolled out its Overdrive Lease Program, a new lease-purchase program eligible to drivers with no credit check required and as little as three months of experience driving with PAM or one year of commercial driving ...

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Dayton opens Nebraska service center

Dayton Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload services, has opened a new service center in Omaha, Neb., its first location in the state. The Dayton, Ohio-based company said the 10-door facility is located strategically to offer faster and more direct service for its Midwest customers.

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C.R. England hikes pay for Texas Regional solo drivers

C.R. England increased pay for company solo drivers in its Texas Regional division by an average of 11.8 percent depending on tenure. The Salt Lake City-based refrigerated carrier offers flexible short-haul services throughout the region, as well as through-trailer service into and out of Mexico with hubs strategically positioned throughout Texas and Arkansas.

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Hill Bros. offers new pay package, increase

Hill Brothers Transportation announced a new pay package and pay increase for its over-the-road/national fleet drivers. The new pay scale offers drivers up to 54 cents per mile, including hazmat and bonuses, and rewards drivers based on length of haul. The Omaha, Neb.-based truckload company said the pay increase comes in addition to other driver incentives, including a $1,000 referral bonus.

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