Last year's Highway Hero winner, driver David Webb of Billings, Mont., recieving his award at MATS. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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Goodyear Highlights Deeds of Highway Hero Finalists

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named the finalists for its 35th annual Highway Hero Award, recognizing truck drivers who have put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

A fold-down ladder offers easy access to the Model 579 UltraLoft's upper sleeper bunk. Photo: Peterbilt

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Peterbilt Unveils Model 579 UltraLoft Integrated Sleeper Truck

Peterbilt has introduced its new Model 579 UltraLoft, an integrated high-loft sleeper truck designed to give driver teams and solo truck drivers extra space and amenities, with a fuel efficiency boost as well.

ACT contract drivers will be paid an additional 2 cents per mile and company drivers will receive a pay raise and be eligible for up to $500 in monthly bonuses. Photo via ACT

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American Central Transport Driver Raise Includes Detention Pay

American Central Transport has announced that it is increasing both contractor and company driver pay this month as well as implementing a new bonus for company drivers.

Milan is one of many trucking companies that have announced pay incentives aimed at recruiting new prospects and retaining experienced drivers. Photo via Milan Supply Chain Solutions

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Milan Increases Pay for Company Drivers, Owner-Operators

Milan Supply Chain Solutions announced a pay increase for regional over-the-road truck drivers and independent contractors.

U.S. Xpress is offering 50,000 in bonuses for team drivers under its new TeamMax program. Image via U.S. Xpress

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U.S. Xpress Offers $50,000 in Bonuses for Team Drivers

U.S. Xpress announced the TeamMax Bonus program for current and prospective team drivers, which offers $50,000 in bonuses and up to four weeks of paid vacation in a single year.

Boyd Bros. is offering drivers a new per-mile pay increase and a guaranteed weekly minimum pay. Photo via Boyd Bros. Transportation

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Boyd Bros. Offers Driver Sign-on Bonus and Per-Mile Pay Increase

Boyd Bros. Transportation has announced a new driver sign-on bonus and a two-cent per mile pay increase with a $1,000 weekly minimum pay guarantee.

Embark's self-driving truck just completed a five-day, 2,400-mile journey across the U.S. Photo: Embark

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Embark's Self-Driving Truck Goes L.A. to Florida in Latest Journey

Autonomous vehicle technology company Embark has completed a 2,400-mile, coast-to-coast journey in one of its self-driving trucks.

A NATSO study shows a relationship between public commercial parking and a reduced overall truck parking capacity along a highway. Photo: DanTD

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NATSO Report Finds Rest Areas Reduce Overall Truck Parking Capacity

Interstate highways with private sector investment have 69% more commercial truck parking spaces per mile than those with public rest areas, according to a report issued by NATSO, an association representing truckstops and travel plazas.

Boyd Bros. is offering experienced drivers $1,300 weekly salary and guaranteed 48 hours of home time each week between Friday and Sunday. Photo: Boyd Bros. Transportation

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Boyd Bros. Offers More Predictable Truck Driving Schedule

Boyd Bros. Transportation unveiled a new type of truck driving position that it says overhauls traditional irregular route, flatbed, over the road trucking in order to give experienced flatbed drivers a more predictable driving job.

DOT has taken issue with how FMSCA plans to collect data on driver detention. Photo: Dept.of Transportation

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DOT Digs into Data on Driver Detention

An audit slams the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to collect data on driver detention, noting that the data collected “may not accurately describe how the diverse trucking industry experiences driver detention, which would limit any further analysis of [detention’s] impacts.”

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