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Roehl offering $10,000 sign-on bonus to experienced drivers

The bonuses will be paid out in $500 increments beginning with the completion of the first load hauled. Subsequent $500 payments will be made every 10,000 miles.

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Knight, Swift merger to close any day after stockholders approve deal

Shareholders for Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation, two of the country’s largest trucking fleets on course for a merger this year, have approved the deal made between the two companies. The merger is expected to close Sept. 8.

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Averitt donates $100,000 for Hurricane Harvey victims

Averitt Express has donated $100,000 to help Hurricane Harvey victims recover after the storm caused record-setting rain and flooding in Houston and other areas.

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Large fleet offering $5K sign-on bonus to drivers with at least one year of OTR experience

Maverick Transportation's sign-on bonus is paid out in $1,000 increments. The first payment will be paid after the first load is delivered, and subsequent payments will be made at 30 days, 60 days, 90 days and 120 days after emptying the first load.

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Heartland Express buys Interstate Distributor for $113M

Heartland Express (No. 36, CCJ Top 250) announced Thursday it has acquired 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Tacoma, Washington-based Interstate Distributor Co. (No. 74, CCJ Top 250) from Saltchuk Resources in a reported $113 million deal.

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Central Freight Lines adds owner-operator team division

Teams in the new division will earn $1.15 base pay plus fuel surcharge. They can also expect dedicated lanes, terminal-to-terminal runs, two coast-to-coast options, and 5,000 miles or more per week.

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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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XPO drivers recognized for surpassing 3M safe driving miles

The 19 drivers recognized for exceeding three million safe driving miles have an average tenure with the company of 30 years.

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Daseke awarding truckers with company stock

The company will award approximately 2,100 drivers and 800 other employees who are employed by Daseke companies and who were with a Daseke company in 2016 with the stock grants.

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Gemini awards 78 drivers with $1.8 million in safety bonuses

The bonuses, which equate to approximately $23,000 per driver depending on his or her previous 12 months’ salary, were awarded to drivers who remained accident-fee and adhered to the company’s safety policies and procedures for five years.

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