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Averitt ups pay

Averitt Express has changed its pay packages for both veterans and new CDL holders looking to join the company. Averitt is increasing across-the-board pay for regional drivers and shortening the amount of time to reach top-out pay. The company instituted a one cent per mile increase for experienced regional truckload and flatbed drivers. Averitt raised pay for the various step-up tiers of their supplemental, refresher and student training programs. Averitt recently established a Driver Convenience Center ...

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Did 2013 forever change the way drivers are paid? Performance-based pay making headway

A series of indicators and some anecdotally established patterns supported by data show an increasing willingness among truckload carriers to use performance-based pay systems for drivers.

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Teamsters reluctantly agree to new labor deal with YRC

After rejecting a deal earlier this month, the Teamsters working with YRC Worldwide have agreed to a tentative employment deal, but the union says it will hold YRC's "feet to the fire" in moving forward.

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Teamsters gets raise out of UPS, reject contract of struggling YRC

The Teamsters have rejected the terms of a contract extension with YRC that the carrier says would help it stay afloat, while agreeing to new terms with a pay raise and better benefits at UPS.

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CRST Malone giving $4k owner-operator sign-on bonus

CRST Malone Inc., a subsidiary of CRST International Inc., announced plans to quadruple sign-on bonuses for their owner-operator flatbed division. Previously capped at $1,000, the new incentive package boasts a bonus of $4,000 to be allotted over the course of a year. Its initiative mirrors similar efforts by CRST Expedited, Inc., including the recent announcement of the largest pay increase in its 58-year history. 

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Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 2

Many carriers have moved in in the direction of time-based pay systems with hourly detention-pay plans, including small fleets; some strategies for detention-rate negotiations take shape.

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Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 1

Everyone in the supply chain benefits from uncompensated detention time – except the driver. Some see a shift toward hourly pay as a solution; other solutions are explored in this part 1 of a two-part series on detention.

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Panel: Paying drivers by hour would be ‘suicide,’ driver pay raise looming

Fleets should be reluctant to abandon paying drivers by the mile, according to a panel of fleet managers, but driver pay is looming.

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CRST Expedited spending $10 million on upping driver pay

CRST Expedited has announced it will be increasing its pay for all drivers with a $10 million investment intended to retain existing drivers and attract new ones, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based company said.

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POLL: Do you collect detention pay?

Preparing for an Overdrive feature on the subject of detention time and pay, this poll probes the extent to which detention is compensated industrywide.

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