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Hill Bros. offers new pay package, increase

Hill Brothers Transportation announced a new pay package and pay increase for its over-the-road/national fleet drivers. The new pay scale offers drivers up to 54 cents per mile, including hazmat and bonuses, and rewards drivers based on length of haul. The Omaha, Neb.-based truckload company said the pay increase comes in addition to other driver incentives, including a $1,000 referral bonus.

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Lawler set to begin third Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour

Recording artist and Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler will kick off her third Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour on April 22.

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Peterbilt offering $1,000 rebate to OOIDA members

Peterbilt Motor Co. is offering Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association members a $1,000 cash rebate when they purchase a qualifying truck through a Peterbilt dealership. Up to three trucks can be purchased during 2015 under the rebate program. Trucks available through the program are Model 579 with a 72-, 78- or 80-inch sleeper; Model 389 with a 72-, 78- or 80-inch sleeper; and Model 587 with a factory-installed sleeper. Customers must take retail delivery of the vehicle during ...

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Transport America rolls out student tuition reimbursement program

Transport America introduced a student tuition reimbursement program that provides students with $300 on the first paycheck of every month for an entire year, totaling a $3,600 reimbursement. The Eagan, Minn.-based truckload carrier said the reimbursement is in addition to student drivers’ base mileage pay.

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Changing Gear: News from Kenworth, Peterbilt, Webb Wheel

Last month at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth Truck Co. introduced its sweet-looking limited-edition Icon 900 tractor, and it sure didn’t take long for Murphy-Hoffman Co. to sign up. The dealership, with locations in 13 states, will receive the first 50 Icon trucks. The Icon 900s offers the classic styling of the company’s W900L, a 130-in.-BBC long-nose conventional with an extended hood. The trucks are available with 72-inch flat-top or 86-inch studio configurations. All will have ...

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Big data changing the owner-operator insurance game, Progressive says

Simple formulas used in owner-operator insurance acquisition, such as driver health and age and number of out-of-service violations, soon could take a back seat to big data and more sophisticated algorithm-driven coverage and rates.

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Trucker gets six months in prison, three years supervision for not disclosing prior crashes

South Carolina truck operator Arnold Williams has been sentenced to time served — 6 months — and three years of supervised release for not disclosing to his carrier his truck accident history.

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Owner-operator’s in-house built ’72 Pete

Owner-operator Chris Jonsen says he built up this 1972 Peterbilt in his personal shop. The frame-stretched rig is powered by a 540-hp Big Cam Cummins.

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

DAT’s premium Power load board updated

DAT Solutions today announced the availability of its updated, web-based DAT Power load board, delivering results faster, reducing clicks and keystrokes, and containing unique teamwork features.

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Love’s opens new AZ stop

Love’s Travel Stop has opened a new location in Williams, Arizona, located on Interstate 40. The location features 91 truck parking spaces. The 12,000 sq.-ft. facility also offers gourmet coffee, Subway and Carl’s Jr. restaurants, showers and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center. Love’s Fast-Fill compressed natural gas (CNG) will be available later this year.

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