C.R. England offers bonus for trainers, pay raise for company drivers

| March 04, 2015

C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based refrigerated carrier, now offers a bonus program for all company and independent contractor trainers in its Dedicated and Over the Road divisions, as well a 14.1 percent pay increase ...

Fleetmaster boosts driver pay

| March 04, 2015

Fleetmaster Express announced a pay increase for its road drivers of more than 10 percent, as well as a pay hike for all other drivers. The company said the new pay package – along with ...

CRST acquires Pegasus Transportation

| March 04, 2015

CRST International Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announced its acquisition of fellow privately-held trucking company Pegasus Transportation Inc. of Louisville, Ky. Terms were not made public, although CRST said it funded the purchase through existing ...

R+L Carriers launches driver recognition program

| March 04, 2015

R+L Carriers of Wilmington, Ohio, launched a new driver recognition campaign – "More than great drivers. Great people." – to profile their safe driving accomplishments and who they are as individuals. Selected drivers will be honored ...

Changing Gear: Updates from Kenworth, Peterbilt, Minimizer

| March 04, 2015

If you’re a card-carrying member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Kenworth Truck Co. has a deal for you. The truck maker is offering a $1,000 rebate on qualifying purchases of new sleeper trucks to ...

Navistar International sees financial gains, posts $42M loss in first quarter

| March 03, 2015

Navistar International reported March 3 a $42 million net loss for the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year — big gains from the company’s $248 million loss in 2014’s first quarter and its $619 million net loss for the 2014 fiscal year.

Audio mailbag: Minimum interstate age should be 18, insurance barriers to new owner-operatorsPodcast

| March 03, 2015

Podcast round-up of some reader voices on minimum interstate driving age, insurance challenges for young owner-operators, hours, parking and more.

Fuel-tax hike indexed to inflation the wrong idea to fund roads

Michael Dudley | March 03, 2015

Vermont-based Michael Dudley throws a tomato at the notion that a tax hike is necessary to properly fund highways: "Stop allowing our government to waste our money!"

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