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Werner announces largest owner-operator pay increase in company history

Werner Enterprises recently announced what it says is the largest owner/operator per mile increase in company history.

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XPO Logistics completes acquisition of Con-way

XPO Logistics’ $3 billion acquisition of Con-way was made official Friday, Oct. 30. All Con-way operations will be rebranded as XPO.

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Prime purchases 900 Peterbilt 579 tractors

Prime Inc., the country's 16th largest carrier, recently ordered 900 Peterbilt 579s equipped with Paccar MX-13 engines.

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Con-way Freight’s Day reaches 3 million safe miles

Dennis Day, a driver sales representative for Con-way Freight, recently became the less-than-truckload company’s ninth driver in its 33-year-history to surpass three million consecutive accident-free miles. Day joined Con-way Freight in 1987 and has been a professional truck driver for more than 34 years. He has received Con-way’s Quarterly Leadership Award four times. Day is a former Georgia Truck Driver of the Year and a captain of the American Trucking Associations’ Road Team. He is a nine-time ...

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Con-way acquired in $3 billion deal, will be rebranded as XPO Logistics

The acquisition will make XPO the second largest less-than-truckload carrier in North America, the company says. Con-way Freight, Menlo Logistics, Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal will all be rebranded as XPO Logistics.

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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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