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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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Diesel price continues to tumble, down another cent

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell a cent in the week ended Aug. 11 to $3.843. That’s the sixth straight week the national average price has dropped and the lowest the price has been since the week ended Nov. 18.

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Researchers looking for input on trucking’s top issues

ATRI posted its 2014 Top Industry Issues Survey Aug. 11, and it is asking carriers and other trucking industry stakeholders to rank their top issues of concern for the industry, along with the strategies for addressing them.

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CSA’s Fallout: Where it’s most difficult to improve CSA scores

The continental United States ranked for each state's likelihood to issue a totally violation-free, or "clean," inspection.

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CSA’s Fallout: Where the inspection action is

The top states ranked for inspection activity; Maryland heads up the intensity rankings as in our analysis last year.

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Mercury whacks rig’s fender in intersection — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck operator John Doe hit the brakes and swerved to avoid a car cutting in front of him, but the collision damaged his right front fender. Could he have prevented the accident?

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Missouri voters speak: Sales tax not the place for raising highway monies

Voters in Missouri say no to sales tax increase of .75 cents on the dollar to fund transportation -- and prohibit tolls and fuel tax increases.

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CSA’s Fallout: The shifting enforcement target as states move on driver violations

Among all 48 continental states, 2013 saw 29 states increase their attention to moving violations, figured as a percentage of each state’s total violations. Among the top such states, 3 in 4 saw their moving violations' share grow in 2013 against other violations.

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To save turbo, keep oil clean – and your foot light

Turbochargers are sensitive pieces of equipment and are abused many times during everyday driving conditions. They are put through hell — Here's how to help yours survive.

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