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K&B boosts sign-on bonus for new hires

K&B Transportation announced that it has boosted its sign-on bonus for newly hired drivers, who now will receive $400 in orientation pay, $500 on their Nov. 21 paycheck prior to Thanksgiving and another $500 on their Dec. 19 paycheck before Christmas. Drivers for the Sioux City, Iowa-based refrigerated carrier also have the option to run over the Christmas holiday and earn an extra $250 bonus.

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Top 10 state truck enforcement departments ranked by performance

Access Overdrive analysis of data on the top 10 high-performance states when it comes to truck enforcement, as ranked in the brand-new report from the American Transportation Research Institute, out today.

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Eager to add a truck? Consider these 9 points.

If you’re thinking about adding trucks, you can get a quick summary of nine key points to consider in a story by financial services provider ATBS.

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Diesel price continues near 4-month downslide, remains at 28-month low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 4.2 cents in the week ended Oct. 20 to $3.656, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, marking the 16th week in a row without an increase.

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Charts: For-hire truck driver pay averages $46k, private $73k

How does your pay rank against the industry average? These charts should give you some idea.

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PIB tip: Use overdraft protection

There are options that are much less costly than bouncing a check.

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Two owner-operators get court victory in labor law, classification dispute

A federal judge has ordered a California carrier to reinstate two owner-operators and cease illegal labor activities.

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Load availability continues to boom on spot market despite small monthly drops

Spot market volume in September jumped 32 percent compared to the same month last year, according to the monthly DAT Freight Index, continuing more than a year of strong year-over-year increases.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Teamsters score historic first when FedEx drivers vote to join

For the first time, FedEx drivers in the U.S. have voted to join the Teamsters union. In a 26-18 vote held Oct. 14, FedEx Freight drivers in Croydon, Pa., elected to join the union.

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Protect your exhaust flange by keeping the throttle in check

I teach people to drive as if there's an egg between their foot and the throttle. Flanges take abuse, and that is why there is flex-pipe in all exhaust systems: to help alleviate the torque of both the engine and your right foot.

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