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Two major fleets boost driver pay

CRST Expedited is giving its new contract student drivers a 15 percent pay increase, while Dart Transit is boosting pay for some owner-operators by up to an additional 4 cents ...

Hirschbach Motor Lines plans to scientifically match drivers with managers

The Dubuque, Iowa-based company plans to use the Driver Match technology from Stay Metrics to assign drivers to driver managers in over-the-road, dedicated and specialized divisions.

TMW creates new add-on modules for dedicated and logistics billing

TMW Systems announced new dedicated billing and bid management tools at the 2017 PeopleNet and TMW in.sight User Conference + Expo.

Freightliner revamps Team Run Smart site, updates order figures for new Cascadia

Freightliner Trucks announced an overhaul of the Team Run Smart website, an open online community that truck drivers can turn to for expertise on a variety of topics. Freightliner has ...

Maverick Transportation offering $5,000 sign-on bonus to experienced drivers

To receive the sign-on bonus, drivers must have at least one year of verifiable over-the-road experience. It’s applicable to driving jobs in all divisions.
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RJ and Sons implements Spireon asset tracking on fleet of flatbed trailers

RJ & Sons implemented Spireon’s FleetLocate to gain greater visibility of its assets, particularly as trailers travel across Canadian and Mexican borders.

Central Freight launches new division for owner-operator teams

To fill the team spots in this new division, the company is contracting team drivers in Fontana, Calif.; Houston; Atlanta; and Orlando, Fla.

A day in the books: trucking, logistics CFOs meet in Chicago to share financial strategies

One of the recurring themes at the conference was the need to stay on top of the growing amount of operational and financial data.

Estes installs solar power system at PA terminal

The company says the solar power system, coupled with an upcoming upgrade to energy-efficient LED lighting at the terminal, will make up for 90 percent of the terminal's annual consumption. ...

Averitt Express boosts regional driver pay

Drivers who have been with the company for more than 10 years are receiving an pay increase to 50 cents per mile, and drivers with at least 5 years with ...

Southeastern Freight Lines recognized by shippers’ organization

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, was recognized as a 2016 Carrier of the Year by NASSTRAC in the Regional-Southeast LTL category. NASSTRAC’s award program acknowledges providers’ ...

Mike Reed joins project44 as chief strategist to expand shipper-carrier connectivity

project44 has hired Mike Reed, a former executive with Echo Global Logistics, to be its chief strategy officer. In this role he will spearhead the expansion of what the company ...

Automating cash flow, part 3: cleaning invoices to prevent delays

Carriers and brokers can use technology to eliminate billing mistakes that cause payment delays and rework that dilutes profit margins.

Crete raises cruise control speed to 65 mph for company trucks

The company cites "significant advancements in technology and aerodynamics" – such as collision mitigation, roll stability and adaptive cruise control – as reasons for the increase.

Drivewyze weigh station bypass service comes to California

Drivewyze was awarded a contract to operate its Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service in the state of California.