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Bulldog Hiway Express offering its owner-ops ELDs

The fleet’s program also offers contracted owner-operators and small fleets benefits such as an interest-earning escrow account to cover truck maintenance, a discount fuel purchase program, legal prepaid services, EpicVue in-cab satellite TV and more.

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Highway Transport named Dow Chemical’s Carrier of the Year

Dow presents the award to a carrier that has at least a 98 percent on-time delivery record, great safety performance, best customer service to Dow, competitive pricing and more.

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Boyd Bros. offering $10,000 sign-on bonus for owner-operators

The company is offering a $14,000 sign-on bonus for experienced flatbed CDL-A holders who join the carrier as company drivers before the end of the year. Owner-operators and lease/purchase drivers are eligible for a $10,000 sign-on bonus.

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Celadon faces SEC investigation, refinances debt

Monday’s announcement comes amid other financial uncertainty for the company, which reported a $10 million operating loss in the second quarter of its fiscal 2017.

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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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