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Gemini awards 78 drivers with $1.8 million in safety bonuses

The bonuses, which equate to approximately $23,000 per driver depending on his or her previous 12 months’ salary, were awarded to drivers who remained accident-fee and adhered to the company’s safety policies and procedures for five years.

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Oakley Transport opens new PA terminal

The company says the new terminal is located at the existing Elizabethtown Quala tank wash facility, marking the fifth of Oakley's 10 terminals to be located at a Quala wash.

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Celadon, facing $10 million operating loss, wants to scale back reliance on owner-operators

About 1,000 owner-operators worked for the company in 2015, according to data from the CCJ Top 250. Celadon said Wednesday it plans to focus less on recruiting and using owner-operators and instead will “emphasize company drivers” in an effort to boost the company’s profitability.

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Knight-Swift merger cleared by FTC

The FTC has granted approval to the merger of two of the country’s largest truckload carriers, Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation. The merger, which will create a truckload giant made up of about 30,000 power units, was announced last month, with the deal expected to close sometime this summer.

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Swift, Knight enter merger agreement

In 2016, Swift reported just over $4 billion in revenue, and Knight reported $1.1 billion in revenue. The merger is expected to close in the third quarter of this year, subject to regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

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Schneider goes public, driver rings opening bell at NYSE

Schneider driver Bob Wyatt, who has been with the company for 44 years and has logged over 5 million miles without an accident, had the honor of ringing the bell to open the day’s NYSE trading. Schneider began trading shares of common stock Thursday.

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Dart Transit set to raise owner-operator pay

The company announced it is increasing long-haul owner-operator pay by two cents per mile, starting at $1.02 per loaded mile, depending on where an owner-operator lives.

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USA Truck named finalist for military employer honor

USA Truck has been named a finalist for the 2017 Most Valuable Employers for Military (MVE), awarded by RecruitMilitary.

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Celadon boosts driver pay for owner-operators, company drivers

The pay for flatbed and reefer owner-operators has been increased to 75 percent of gross revenue in approximately 15 states within the company's freight network.

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Major fleet expands with new reefer division

Roadrunner Temperature Controlled will start with approximately 400 drivers from two of Roadrunner's companies, 300 of which are owner-operators, Roadrunner says.

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