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When rates drive capacity: Growth in new-carrier registrations follows spot-market rate boom

When rates drive capacity: Growth in new-carrier registrations follows spot-market rate boom

Owner-operators with their eyes on real-time demand data are well-positioned to capitalize on a large volume of freight -- and attendant good rates -- available from brokers in the spot market.

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CEVA Ground increases owner-op pay

CEVA Ground announced it is increasing rates for its owner-operator drivers in the U.S. The announcement, it says, was done as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Owner-operators for the company will now get $1 a mile for solo drivers and $1.05 a mile for teams -- a roughly 10 percent increase, CEVA says. There are also incentives for safety and performance available, as well discounts for fuel purchases, tires and mechanical services.

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Simple solution for ending ‘driver shortage,’ survey says: Pay drivers more

Carriers use a wide array of tactics to find and keep drivers, but a results from a recently published survey show there’s overwhelmingly one thing fleets can do to accomplish their recruiting and retention goals: Raise pay for drivers.

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Boyd, Interstate raising pay

Boyd Bros. Transportation (No. 92 in the CCJ Top 250) and Interstate Distributor (No. 72 in the CCJ Top 250) both announced Aug. 28 they would be implementing pay raises for their drivers. Boyd, the Clayton, Ala.-based flatbed fleet, said its pay raise will bring its average driver pay to 54 cents a mile. It also announced a 2-cents-per-mile seasonal bonus for company drivers and a 4-cent-per-mile bonus for lease-purchase drivers. Boyd says it also recently increased ...

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Agency to study driver pay connection to safety

Agency to study driver pay connection to safety

Does driver pay correlate with safety? FMCSA announced Aug. 28 it hopes to find an answer to that question.

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Transport America upping driver pay

Transport America has announced it is increasing pay for both current and new drivers. The pay increase is for drivers in solo, team, regional and owner-operator divisions, TA says. It goes into effect Sept. 1. The carrier has also lifted its requirement of the for the hazmat endorsement on its Pay for Performance Plan, it says. For owner-operators, the pay increase is 2 cents a mile, TA says. Team drivers will get a 1 cent per mile increase, ...

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U.S Xpress raising driver pay

U.S. Xpress says it is increasing its base mileage pay for over-the-road, non-dedicated drivers by an average of 13 percent. Its pay increase goes into effect Aug. 25. The carrier says its pay increases is designed to help recruit new drivers and retain current drivers. It’s also eliminating its sliding pay scale in favor of what it says is a simpler pay structure in which drivers will earn their base mileage pay regardless of the length of ...

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Con-way ups driver pay, adds bonus

Con-way Truckload announced it has increased its per-mile pay, increased layover pay and added a new incentive bonus, all of which goes into effect Sept. 7. Con-way says when combined, the compensation changes bring its pay for new-hire experienced drivers to 42.5 cents a mile. The bonus can be earned by reaching certain mileage or continuous employment thresholds, Con-way says, and will be paid as an annual bonus up to 3 cents per mile from the previous ...

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Total Transportation boosts pay

Total Transportation of Mississippi has announced a pay increase for its company drivers effective immediately.

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Barr-Nunn upping team pay

Barr-Nunn Transportation announced this week it is raising its pay for team drivers to a base rate of 55 cents a mile (empty or loaded) and 59 cents a mile for hazmat loads (placarded or not).  After a year at Barr-Nunn, team drivers can get 56 cents a mile.  The carrier is also offering new teams $1,250 for each driver on their first pay checks and an incremental 5-cent a mile split for the first 120 days. 

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