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Military vets training at U.S. Xpress can now use GI Bill to supplement salary

The company says veterans joining the program to become truck drivers can earn up to $82,000 in their first year with U.S. Xpress when combining their salary with the VA benefits.

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Owner-operator wins Peterbilt 579 in Landstar contest

Landstar owner-operator Ralph Hall recently drove home in a brand new Peterbilt 579 after winning the truck in the company’s Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway. His 5-year-old grandson predicted he'd win the truck, Hall says.

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TCA names 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

TCA says the 20 for-hire trucking companies are being recognized for having “exemplary work environments” for their truck drivers and other employees.

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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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