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Two big fleets announce driver pay bumps

Tennessee-based Milan Supply Chain Solutions (No. 237 on the CCJ Top 250) is raising pay for its regional drivers and independent contractors, while Alabama-based Boyd Bros. is raising pay for ...

Stan Koch and Sons Trucking raises OTR driver pay

Qualified drivers with at least one year of driving experience and a hazmat endorsement will now earn at least 41 cents-per-mile, and drivers with at least five years of experience ...

20 fleets recognized as 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For

The carriers in the program must have at least 10 trucks and be nominated by a company driver or owner-operator. TCA says the fleets are being recognized “for providing exemplary ...

Congestion costs fleets $7.71 million per day in five most congested cities, study says

Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle and San Jose are the five most traffic-congested cities in the U.S., according to TomTom Telematics research.

J&R Schugel offering $15,000 sign-on bonus for experienced drivers

Eligible drivers can receive $250 for between 7,500 and 9,999 dispatched miles driven in a month or $500 for 10,000-plus dispatched miles.
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TCA launches insurance education program

The new program is divided into modules covering a variety of topics, including the types of insurance coverages needed, key strategies for obtaining a sound insurance program, and the considerations ...

Several fleets announce pay scale changes for drivers

K&B Transportation, Bulldog Hiway Express, Hornady Transportation and W.N. Morehouse Truck Line each announced pay increases for drivers recently.

Maverick Transportation boosts per-mile pay for certain drivers

Drivers in the company's its flatbed and glass over-the-road divisions will receive a 5 cent per mile boost in pay.

Flatbed fleet offering $14k sign-on bonus for company drivers

Offered through Dec. 31, the company driver sign-on bonus is a combination of what Boyd Bros. says is a $10,000 payout over approximately a year-and-a-half and a long-term $4,000 stock ...

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys major stake in Pilot Flying J, will become majority owner in 2023

The Haslam family will retain majority ownership with  a 50.1 percent stake in the company, and Jimmy Haslam will continue as CEO. PFJ President Ken Parent and the company’s management ...

Celadon shutters CDL schools, sells flatbed division

Celadon Group announced this week it will close its three CDL training schools later this year, and that it has sold its flatbed division to a subsidiary of P&S Logistics.

FMCSA expands Irma regional emergency declaration to six more states

Drivers in these states will not be subject to hours-of-service regulations, as long as they are hauling emergency relief supplies to the areas affected by the storm. Additionally, FMCSA is ...

Irma closes major highways in Florida

Many bridges in Florida are under a high wind advisory, and truckers and other motorists are urged to use caution when crossing any bridges in the state.

Time to Sell: Spec’ing trucks for resale

When spec’ing new tractors for a specific application, fleet managers must run a litany of cost-benefit analyses and return-on-investment calculations to maximize the truck’s contribution to the company’s bottom line.