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Pay and benefits
Hiring drivers in difficult times
How an employee-friendly job market is upending how trucking companies attract and retain great teams.
November 23, 2021
Flatbed carrier institutes 5 cpm 'Driver Shortage Surcharge'
The Alabama-based carrier will pass on the surcharge to its drivers. Also: J.B. Hunt launches new transload service in New York metro area; Financing firm offering equipment financing for start-up businesses.
November 22, 2021
Maverick announces five benefits improvements for drivers
The Arkansas-based flatbed carrier is offering Holiday Pay, in-cab Wi-Fi and more. Also: Averitt Express recognized as Military Friendly Company; Montgomery Transport offering Appreciation Pay through January.
November 17, 2021
Lack of overtime pay a contributor to the driver shortage
The Fair Labor Standards Act guarantees overtime pay but it doesn't apply to motor carriers.
November 15, 2021
Transervice launches new LTL service | TA unveils upgrade plans, new travel center design
Transervice Integrated Solutions LTL division delivers both 3PL and 4PL logistics solutions. Also: United Road expands its Guaranteed Pay Benefit to all company drivers; TA shocases truck stop upgrade plan and new travel center design concepts; more.
October 21, 2021
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Fleets see productivity drop after increasing driver pay
Large fleets have seen driver availability decrease after giving raises. Executives from the largest fleets shared this and other insights during the Truckload Carriers Association annual convention in Las Vegas.
September 30, 2021
Large fleet raises pay for independent contractors
Bay & Bay Transportation is giving contractors a 30 cpm boost in pay. Also: Echo Global Logistics acquired by private equity firm; California Freightliner and Western Star dealership upgrades facility; first Canadian fleet orders electric Kenworth T680E.
September 13, 2021
Schneider places big electric Freightliner order | Hino debuts fuel cell Class 8
50 BEVs headed to Schneider's SoCal operations. Also: In October 2020, Hino unveiled its Project Z – a development path to zero emissions Class 4 through Class 8 trucks; Barr-Nunn Transportation is expanding its Assured Pay fleet offering.
September 1, 2021
Mergers & Acquisitions
PS Logistics continues expansion with brokerage acquisition
PS Logistics' 3PL division TA Services has acquired a Canadian perishable goods broker. Also: Electric truck manufacturer Xos going public after merger; Cowan launches incentive program for new regional drivers.
August 20, 2021
Fleets see results from automated per diem program
Many fleets offer per diem pay but may not understand the tax advantages or how to automate these programs.
July 20, 2021
Scholarship fund paves the way for trucking's future
Earlier this month, TCA's Scholarship Fund announced that 57 undergraduate college students with ties to the trucking industry will be awarded scholarships for the 2021-22 academic school year.
July 14, 2021
Safety & Compliance
FMCSA looks to expand definition, mounting position of vehicle safety tech
FMCSA proposes to amend its regs to allow lower mounting of vehicle safety tech. Also, Yokohama Tire Corporation will implement a price increase next month; WEL Companies (CCJ Top 250, No. 178) is increasing driver pay for the second time this year.
July 6, 2021
Pay and benefits
Several Top 250 fleets boosting driver pay
See how some of the nation's top carriers are rewarding their drivers.
June 9, 2021
Recruiting & retention
American Central Transport reminding customers to value its drivers
Driver feedback is helping American Central Transport to create a company culture that's more beneficial for its drivers and the company as a whole.
April 8, 2021
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California 88K lb. load limit targeting port congestion dubbed 'lipstick on a pig'
While California Gov. Gavin Newsom believes a larger 88,000-lb. gross truck weight can help reduce port congestion, trucking experts feel otherwise.
Troubleshooting aftertreatment woes starts early
Used truck prices likely to extend climb into 2022
Cargo theft likely to spike over the next seven days
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