October 17, 2014 - Industry News
Driver turnover in the truckload sector continues to get worse, according to recently released figures, while a study of hard-to-fill occupations emphasizes the growing driver shortage.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Turnover, Fleets, Driver Recruitment
September 30, 2014 - Industry News
LTL carrier Con-way Freight is enhancing its compensation package for drivers, increasing current pay rates and reducing the time it takes for drivers to reach the top pay scale.
Tags: Con-way Freight, LTL, Driver Pay, Con-way Inc., Fleets, Drivers
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
Swift Transportation has affirmed earlier expectations for a third-quarter performance of 33 cents to 37 cents adjusted earnings per share, saying its driver wage increase is having desired results.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Swift Transportation, Driver Pay, Fleet Utilization
September 24, 2014 - Industry News
Operating costs for trucking companies are on the rise again after falling slightly in 2012, according to a new study by ATRI, lead by significant increases in equipment and labor costs.
Tags: Operating Costs, American Transportation Research Institute, ATRI, Fleets, Driver Pay
September 18, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered a Grand Ridge, Florida-based trucking company to immediately shut down following a federal investigation revealing numerous widespread violations of critical safety regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Enforcement
September 17, 2014 - Industry News
CEVA Ground announced increased rates for its owner-operator independent drivers operating in the U.S.
Tags: CEVA, Owner-Operators, Driver Pay, Fleets
Quality said it completed testing of the service with its western rail partner earlier in the current quarter and has begun initial shipments with some of its largest customers.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, Intermodal, Fleets, Quality Distribution, Quality Carriers
September 9, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Due to litigation and upcoming settlements, one trucking operation is abandoning its owner-operator business model in California.
Tags: Drivers, California, Intermodal, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Hub Group
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association has opened up nominations for its annual Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest.
Tags: Fleets, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For
September 2, 2014 - Industry News
Celadon Trucking Services has ordered tractors for its new flatbed fleet which it acquired earlier this summer.
Tags: Celadon Trucking Services, Flatbeds, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Indiana
August 28, 2014 - Industry News
Boyd Bros. Transportation announced a new pay increase for its drivers.
Tags: Driver Pay, Boyd Bros. Transportation, Employment, Fleets, Flatbeds
August 20, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Gaines Motor Lines and its owners that includes paying more than a quarter of a million dollars to resolve findings made by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Hours of Service, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
Celadon Trucking Services has purchased more than 1,500 new tractors to add to its overall fleet.
Tags: Kenworth, LoneStar, ProStar, International Trucks, Celadon, Fleets
A federal court last week issued a ruling against the trucking company Prime Inc. and its same-sex training program for newly hired truck drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Prime Inc., Litigation, EEOC
August 15, 2014 - Industry News
Melton Truck Lines, a flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, Okla., announced a driver pay increase; all company drivers will receive at least 2 cents per mile increase.
Tags: Fleets, Driver Pay, Flatbed, Melton Truck Lines
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
Transport America announced a pay increase for all current and potential drivers working for the company.
Tags: Driver Pay, Transport America, Owner Operators, Fleets, Drivers
An Oregon trucker wrongly fired for refusing to drive an unsafe vehicle will get her job back, plus reimbursement for back wages and compensation for fees associated with the case, after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
August 12, 2014 - Industry News
U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, Tenn., is increasing its base mileage pay and making other compensation changes for over-the-road, solo, non-dedicated truck drivers.
Tags: Fleets, U.S. Xpress, Driver Pay
Con-way Truckload has announced the rollout of an enhanced driver compensation package that raises per-mile pay, effective Sept. 7 for both company drivers and independent contractors.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Con-way Truckload, Driver Pay, Con-way Inc.
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
It said the need is due to growing needs across the company’s driving divisions, including: van truckload, dedicated, intermodal, tanker and regional operations.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Schneider
August 1, 2014 - Industry News
Maverick Transportation last week celebrated the expansion of its driver training center, which adds more than 13,000 square feet to the previous facility.
Tags: Driver Training, Fleets, Maverick Transportation
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
The California Supreme Court issued a decision this week affirming the state’s labor and unemployment compensation laws are not preempted by federal statute, specifically the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994.
Tags: Drivers, California, Fleets, Litigation, Independent Contractors
July 28, 2014 - Industry News
Landstar System's newest facility for its owner-operators is expected to be the most-visited field location.
Tags: Fleets, Landstar System, Driver Training, Owner-Operators
July 25, 2014 - Industry News
A federal judge, ending more than a decade of litigation, has approved a legal settlement between the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England.
Tags: Drivers, C.R. England, OOIDA, Fleets, Litigation, Independent Contractors
July 16, 2014 - Industry News
Maverick Transportation has recently announced several changes to their driver pay scale, including substantial mileage pay increases, which will impact all incoming drivers no matter their experience.
Tags: Driver Pay, Maverick Transportation, Fleets, Drivers
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