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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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Baylor Trucking honors military veterans with pay increases

The company is giving its drivers who served in the Armed Forces an increase of $.01 per mile, a $1 per hour increase for local drivers and a 1 percent salary increase for office associates.

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74 XPO drivers vote to join the Teamsters

The drivers, based out of XPO’s facility in Aurora, Ill., voted Wednesday in favor of union representation. XPO warehouse workers at another facility also voted to join the union. XPO said its investigating the legality of the elections.

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Nation’s largest private fleet planning to go public in 2017

Schneider said in a press release the objectives of the move are to “facilitate continuity of controlling ownership of Schneider by the future generations of the Schneider family, while continuing forward with its long-standing, independent and professional, corporate governance structure.”

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