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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.

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.

TCA, CarriersEdge seeking ‘Best Fleets to Drive For’ nominations

To be eligible for the contest, a for-hire fleet must have 10 or more trucks, operate in the U.S. or Canada and be nominated by a trucker. The nomination period ...

ATRI launches annual Top Industry Issues Survey, seeks carrier response

ATRI gives survey respondents a list of 28 issues identified by the industry and asks for the respondent’s top three issues from the list. Some issues the group identified ...

ATRI launches rebranded website

Beyond rebranding its website, the group says it is also taking steps to streamline its online presence and is doing more to promote its research efforts to the trucking industry.

Walmart institutes new fees to squeeze shippers, carriers into on-time deliveries

The new fees will affect carriers and shippers who fall below thresholds established by Walmart’s new program.
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