fleet news

USA Truck launches new military apprenticeship program

The program allows veterans to receive Class A CDL training with no up-front costs, and allows them to begin working at USA Truck while still receiving VA benefits.

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Landstar’s new Laredo facility

The 31,000-square-foot logistics facility is located on a 50-acre site that accommodates 450 trailers and provides room for future expansion. A heavy/specialized freight area with a custom 120-ton, stand-alone bridge crane, the company says, can transload the largest superloads.

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Averitt Express recognized for hiring military veterans

Averitt says more than 20 percent of its current employees have served in the military, and the company has also pledged to hire 1,200 more veterans by 2020.

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Celadon offering new team drivers $8k sign-on bonus

The bonuses will be performance-based, earned as mileage is accrued. Each team member will receive $1,000 when the team hits the 30,000-, 60,000-, 90,000- and 120,000-mile mark.

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Two large carriers to become publicly traded companies as early as this year

Schneider National, the eight largest carrier in the country, has filed an application with the SEC to become publicly owned and begin trading shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Daseke has entered into a merger deal with an investment firm will become a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq.

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After employees find carrier’s gates locked, Teamsters allege company reopened under new name

The Teamsters are protesting a new Minnesota carrier they allege siphoned the resources and customers of a nearby union trucking company that closed without warning.

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Averitt donates to East Tennessee relief efforts

Averitt Express recently donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help relief efforts on East Tennessee following recent wildfires and tornadoes.

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Detention, short haul pay increases on deck at USA Truck

Beginning Jan. 1, the company will start paying its over-the-road drivers performance bonuses monthly instead of quarterly. Solo, teams and owner-operators with no preventable collisions are eligible for the performance bonuses.

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Major fleet TransForce to change name

Canadian trucking fleet TransForce plans to change its name from TransForce Inc. to TFI International Inc. by the end of the year, the company announced Nov. 28.

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OTR drivers at Crete, Shaffer to receive pay boost

Crete cites higher demand from customers and more miles for drivers as the main reasoning behind the pay increase.

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