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Old Dominion opens, expands service centers

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has opened a new service center in Watertown, S.D., and an expanded service center in Oshkosh, Wis. The Thomasville, N.C.-based less-than-truckload carrier said it opened its third South Dakota facility because of increasing population and economic growth in the region. The one-acre 12-door service center employs five. Old Dominion said it expanded its Oshkosh facility because of the region’s resurging paper industry. The eight-acre 48-door service center created 15 new jobs ...

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Pride Transport adjusts driver pay, bonus, holiday packages

Pride Transport announced several changes to its pay scale, including mileage pay increases, for all incoming drivers and existing refrigerated drivers. The company’s new Pay For Performance plan gives each driver at least a 2-cent increase, bringing its pay range to 33 to 42 cents per mile depending on experience. Also under the new plan, drivers can earn additional pay increases every 10 months. They will be given points for miles, fuel efficiency and on-time performance ...

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CRST gives experienced drivers another $10M

CRST Expedited, the largest operating company of CRST International, announced a second $10 million pay increase for experienced drivers. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based company said the increase went into effect Jan. 15 and came 15 months after its first $10 million driver pay increase. “The raises are designed to reward experienced drivers and incent driver tenure in a highly competitive marketplace,” said Cameron Holzer, president of CRST Expedited. “As the driver shortage worsens, the competition for ...

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C.R. England offers bonus for trainers, pay raise for company drivers

C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based refrigerated carrier, now offers a bonus program for all company and independent contractor trainers in its Dedicated and Over the Road divisions, as well a 14.1 percent pay increase for solo company drivers in its Western Regional fleet. Each apprentice who is trained successfully and upgraded by a trainer becomes a driver in the trainer’s network. Once the successful apprentice is placed on a truck after upgrade and begins running ...

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Fleetmaster boosts driver pay

Fleetmaster Express announced a pay increase for its road drivers of more than 10 percent, as well as a pay hike for all other drivers. The company said the new pay package – along with its recent enhancements to its detention pay, holiday and vacation pay and 401(k) programs – are examples of its ongoing commitment to improving driver benefits while providing a friendly family-oriented work environment. “Our driver pay has just increased by more than ...

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CRST acquires Pegasus Transportation

CRST International Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announced its acquisition of fellow privately-held trucking company Pegasus Transportation Inc. of Louisville, Ky. Terms were not made public, although CRST said it funded the purchase through existing cash reserves, allowing it to remain debt-free. The company reported annual revenues in excess of $1.5 billion. Founded in 1988, Pegasus provides regional truckload services with a focus on the high-security temperature-sensitive health sciences sector and the critical just-in-time automotive industry. ...

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R+L Carriers launches driver recognition program

R+L Carriers of Wilmington, Ohio, launched a new driver recognition campaign – "More than great drivers. Great people." – to profile their safe driving accomplishments and who they are as individuals. Selected drivers will be honored with their full-size images on the company’s trailers.

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Dayton Freight Lines recognized by Navistar

Dayton Freight Lines announced its selection as a recipient of Navistar’s Diamond Supplier Award. The Dayton, Ohio-based regional less-than-truckload company was one of 26 top-performing suppliers recognized by Navistar out of more than 1,200 worldwide suppliers. The Diamond group exceeded the company’s performance expectations for quality, delivery, technology and cost. This is the fourth time that Dayton Freight has received the award. “Our products are only as good as the parts we use to build them,” ...

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Southeastern opens four new Sun Belt service centers

Southeastern Freight Lines expanded its services across the Sun Belt region, opening four new service centers with a total of 134 dock doors throughout Kentucky and Cincinnati. The Lexington, S.C.-based less-than-truckload company said the new Cincinnati facility and Kentucky facilities in Lexington, Louisville and Bowling Green were opened in response to growing customer service need and to streamline efficiencies.

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Fleet news roundup: Teamsters lose votes at FedEx, Werner adds Freedom fleet driver

FedEx announced more of its drivers have rejected Teamsters affiliation, while Werner named an Army vet the driver of one of its Operation Freedom military-themed trucks.

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