July 13, 2015
A new Senate bill calls for truck drivers to be paid by the hour and would increase minimum insurance levels, mandate collision avoidance systems and speed limiters, and study the effects on safety of truck drivers having to drive hours just to get to the start of their workday.
June 25, 2015
A three-day protest at the Port of New Orleans by independent truck drivers has come to an end after meetings between the truckers and terminal operators.
June 22, 2015
A roundup of some recent trucking-related articles in the mainstream press in the latest All That's Trucking blog post.
June 16, 2015
A U.S. District Court has ruled that Walmart had violated minimum wage laws by failing to adequately pay its drivers for all of the time they were under the company's control.
June 9, 2015
Transport America, Eagan, Minn., changed its pay plan for its owner-operators, allowing all the company’s independent contractors to make $1 per mile.
June 8, 2015
Covenant Transport announced a new pay package for the company’s hazardous materials over-the-road drivers that includes per-week minimum pay.
May 2, 2015
"In the second half of 2010, we had zero companies offering sign-on bonuses. We've gone from zero to nearly 50 percent of the companies offering some sort of sign-on bonus or transition pay."
March 11, 2015
Pride Transport recently announced driver pay increases and performance bonuses in addition to implementing Omnitracs Analytics to improve driver retention.
March 3, 2015
C.R. England is offering bonuses to all company and independent contractor driver trainers for apprentices who are successfully trained and upgraded. A pay increase was also announced for a large percentage of drivers in C.R. England’s regional fleets.
March 1, 2015
Are you treating your drivers like employees?That may sound like an odd question. Unless you use owner-operators, of course your drivers are employees. But … do you really treat them like the rest of your employees?
January 28, 2015
Driver turnover rose slightly for large carriers in the third quarter, but LTL and smaller fleet numbers showed some surprises.
January 23, 2015
For 2015, as the trucking industry is dealing with the worst driver shortage and capacity crunch in its history, Heavy Duty Trucking is delving into the topic of truck drivers. The 10-part series in the magazine is complemented by WebXclusive features.
January 8, 2015
American Trucking Associations has released its 2014 Driver Compensation Study. Due to competition for drivers, it found, as much as 50% of truckload carriers are now offering sign-on bonuses as a way to attract new drivers.
January 6, 2015
A shortage of experienced drivers means carriers are hesitant to increase capacity, despite rising carrier costs and rates, according to the quarterly Transport Capital Partners Survey. Expect increases in driver wages this year as a result.
December 17, 2014
Dart announced increases in pay to drivers throughout the company’s network. Drivers will see anywhere from 2 cents to 10 cents per mile increases with the average increase being 5 cents per mile.
December 15, 2014
Median pay for truck drivers is on par with the national median for U.S. households, while the trucking industry offers drivers “competitive" benefits, according to a new study from the American Trucking Associations.
December 4, 2014
The Dupre Logistics Energy Distribution Services group announced that it would be giving its drivers a 5% to 9% pay increase to help it keep qualified drivers in a competitive market.
December 1, 2014
The trucking companies Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking announced a pay increase for their company national over the road drivers starting the first of next year.
November 19, 2014
The Arkansas-based operation will increase it three cents per mile on Dec. 2 for all company drivers. All company drivers will also be eligible for a bonus.
November 17, 2014
Nussbaum Transportation announced that it would be giving its over-the-road drivers a 6% pay increase beginning in January 2015. The pay will be increased from 42 cents to 52 cents per mile based on the length of haul, with a minimum pay guarantee of $1,050.
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