August 29, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun a study of the relationship between safety and driver pay. The agency is asking for comments on a plan to see if there is a connection between industry pay practices and safe driving.
August 28, 2014
Boyd Bros. Transportation announced a new pay increase for its drivers.
A new survey asked thousands of truck drivers nationwide what makes them choose one job over another, and pay came out as the top reason, followed by the amount of time they get at home and then benefits.
August 15, 2014
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.
August 13, 2014
Transport America announced a pay increase for all current and potential drivers working for the company.
August 12, 2014
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.
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.
July 16, 2014
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.
July 2, 2014
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based regional hauler is offering a 4-cent raise to all current and future drivers.
Carbon Express, Wharton, N.J., has increased driver pay rates effective July 1 by 50 cents an hour and 2 cents per mile.
June 19, 2014
It has increased pay to 50 cents per mile or 29% of the freight revenue, for those with at least two years experience, according to a release, along with offering a $3,000 sign-on bonus for experienced drivers.
June 10, 2014
Winebrenner Transfer, a Hagerstown, Md.-based trucking company, will pay $42,000 to a female truck driver to resolve a lawsuit for retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
May 29, 2014
Effective June 1, company drivers at the Missouri-based ACT will receive a 1 cent per mile pay increase for all miles. Independent contractors will receive 3 cents per mile more for all miles, moving it up to $1.03 per mile.
May 13, 2014
In 2012, driver turnover at large truckload carriers averaged 98%, according to figures from the American Trucking Associations. At smaller truckload fleets turnover averaged 82%.
May 7, 2014
Omega Integrated Logistics Group, Mount Holly, N.C., announced what it says is the largest sign-on bonus in the trucking industry. We learn more about the fine print.
May 5, 2014
Most company tanker drivers will earn an additional 8% to 10% per mile, both loaded and unloaded, for an average increase of $4,000 per year.
April 15, 2014
Recruiting and retention. It’s akin to bailing water out of a boat that has a hole in it. You really have to plug the hole first, otherwise you’re constantly fighting to stay afloat. In the trucking industry, that hole is driver retention.
February 4, 2014
Schneider announced it is raising owner-operator pay rates in its bulk division. The contractual compensation increase is effective March 3; most owner-operators will earn an additional 10 1/2 cents per mile, both loaded and unloaded.
January 16, 2014
Transport Capital Partners fourth-quarter survey results show new hours-of-service impacting productivity, carriers expecting wages to climb, and more entry-level drivers to be sought by fleets.
October 8, 2013
Modest optimism regarding rates and volumes, and a rising number of unseated trucks, continues to influence whether carriers will add capacity.
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