Large fleet announces pay boost for expedited teams

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Trucking news and briefs for Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021: 

CRST increasing ay for expedited drivers
CRST (CCJ Top 250, No. 20) announced an increase in pay for company, team over-the-road drivers in its CRST Expedited Solutions division.

More than $1.2 million in bonuses were paid in the final quarter of 2020, and on Jan. 1, the expedited division received an increase in overall pay.

The change expands OTR team driving earning potential by 10 cents per mile, the company says, with top earnings at 68 cents per mile as a driver mentor. Additionally, CRST Expedited is also offering many teams the option to choose increased home time packages.

DOT seeking nominations for anti-human trafficking award
The Department of Transportation will begin accepting nominations Thursday, Jan. 28, for the annual Combating Human Trafficking in Transportation Impact Award, which incentivizes an increase in human trafficking awareness, training, and prevention among transportation stakeholders. The award is a component of the Department’s Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking initiative.

The award is open to individuals and entities, including non-governmental organizations, transportation industry associations, research institutions, and state and local government organizations. Entrants compete for a cash award of up to $50,000 to be awarded to the individual(s) or entity selected for creating the most impactful counter-trafficking initiative or technology.

With the award, DOT is looking for the best innovators to develop original, impactful and innovative human trafficking tools, initiatives, campaigns, and technologies that can help defeat this heinous crime in the transportation industry.

Entries must be submitted by mail or email. Electronic packages can be emailed to trafficking@dot.gov. Hard copies should be forwarded with a cover letter to the attention of: Combating Human Trafficking in Transportation Impact Award (Room W88-121), 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590.