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April 17, 2018 - Industry News

Maverick Offers Driver Pay Increase for Temperature Control Division

Maverick is offering its OTR temperature control division drivers a 5-cent per mile increase. Screenshot via Maverick Transportation

Maverick Transportation announced another pay raise for its drivers, this time offering a 5-cent-per-mile increase for its over the road temperature control division drivers.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Maverick, Driver Pay, Driver Retention

March 30, 2018 - Industry News

Melton Truck Lines Hikes Company Driver Pay

Melton Truck Lines is offering all of its drivers a per mile pay raise as well as a chance to earn a performance bonus. Photo: Melton Truck Lines

Melton Truck Lines, a flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, Okla., has announced pay increases for all of its company drivers and a performance-based bonus.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Melton Truck Lines

March 29, 2018 - Industry News

Most Transportation Companies Plan to Grow Workforce in 2018

Finding and retaining qualified drivers remains a top concern for trucking companies in 2018. Image: HireRight

HireRight's survey found that while the majority of transportation companies planned to increase their workforce in 2018, they were concerned about how difficult it was to find qualified candidates.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Recruiting, Employee Retention, Driver Shortage, Hiring, Driver Retention, HireRight

March 27, 2018 - Industry News

Driver Pay has Increased to Meet Freight Demand

Driver pay has increased by as much as 18% in the past few years as fleets compete for an ever smaller pool of qualified truck drivers. HDT Illustration

A competitive market for truck drivers has caused driver pay to increase significantly as fleets look to meet increased demand for freight transportation services.

Tags: ATA, Recruiting, Survey, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention

March 19, 2018 - Industry News

Turnover Rate Declines but Driver Shortage Still a Concern

The driver turnover rate for truckload carriers fell in the fourt quarter of 2017, but the rate remained 14 points higher than for the previous year.

The driver turnover rate for truckload carriers fell in the final three months of 2017, but the rate remained 14 points higher than it was for the previous year.

Tags: ATA, Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Driver Retention, Employment

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

Hornady Transportation Offers Guaranteed Minimum Pay Program for Drivers

Hornady Transportation announced a new pay program offering its truck drivers a guaranteed weekly gross minimum pay.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Drivers, Truck Drivers

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Dot Transportation Offers Drivers Pay Increase

Dot Transportation has announced a new pay increase for all of its drivers. Photo via Dot Transportation

Dot Transportation says its fleetwide truck driver wage increase is the largest in company history.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

American Central Transport Driver Raise Includes Detention Pay

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

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.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

Milan Increases Pay for Company Drivers, Owner-Operators

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

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

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

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

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

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.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, U.S. Xpress, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Drivers, Truck Drivers

February 9, 2018 - Industry News

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

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

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.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Boyd Group, Hiring, Driver Pay, Driver Retention

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Truckload Carriers Association Names 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

For-hire trucking companies from across North America are being recognized by TCA and CarriersEdge for providing exemplary work environments for their drivers and independent contractors. Photo via TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge announced the 20 Best Fleets to Drive For in 2018, recognizing these fleets for providing exemplary work environments for their truck drivers and independent contractors.

Tags: Awards, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge, Truck Drivers, Drivers, Driver Retention, Truckload Carriers Association

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Fleets Reach Out to Drivers With Better Per-Mile Pay

Southern Refrigerated Transport announced its second pay bump in six months. Photo: Southern Refrigerated Transport

In an effort to attract and retain truck drivers, Southern Refrigerated Transport and KLLM both announced major per-mile pay increases.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Southern Refrigerated Transport, Drivers, Truck Drivers

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

Nussbaum Driver Pay Increase Addresses Common Driver Issues

Nussbaum Transportation's new pay structure aims to address common driver headaches. Photo via Nussbaum Transportation

Nussbaum Transportation announced a new driver pay increase that not only improves per-mile pay but also attempts to improve fairness, downtime penalties and other headaches drivers commonly face.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Employment, Truck Drivers, Drivers

December 28, 2017 - Industry News

Roehl Transport to Increase Driver Pay Per Mile

Screenshot via Roehl Transport

Roehl Transport announced an increase in mileage pay for drivers operating under the company’s Your Choice Pay Plan, effective Feb. 4, 2018.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Roehl Transport

December 8, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Turnover up at Large Truckload Fleets

The driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose five percentage points in the third quarter to an annualized rate of 95%, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.

Tags: ATA, Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Driver Retention

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

J&R Schugel Offers $15K Signing Bonus for Experienced Drivers

Photo: J&R Schugel

Minnesota-based J&R Schugel has announced a $15,000 sign-on bonus for experienced over- the-road drivers who join the carrier before the end of the year.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Recruiting, Driver Pay, Driver Retention

November 20, 2017 - Industry News

CFI Offers New Compensation Package for Experienced Drivers

CFI also recently announced it's bringing back its viper-red trucks. Photo: Screen shot from CFI YouTube video

The Experienced Driver package is designed to reward professional drivers working with CFI or another over-the-road trucking company.

Tags: Driver Pay, Driver Retention, CFI, Drivers

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

Pay Hikes Abound as Fleets Try to Retain Drivers

HDT File Image

Several fleets have announced pay and benefit increases for drivers as the industry keeps trying to address the driver shortage.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention

September 5, 2017 - Industry News

Nominations Open for 10th Annual Best Fleets to Drive For Contest

Photo: TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are once again seeking nominations for the 10th annual Best Fleets to Drive For, a list of companies that are honored for focusing on workplace culture and commitment to drivers.

Tags: Driver Shortage, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, Driver Retention, CarriersEdge

August 20, 2017 - Product News

ZF Brings Reax Electronic Steering System to Heavy Truck Market

ZF's ReAx steering system mounts to a truck steering column and provides steering assistance based on real-time driver needs. Photo: ZF Group

ZF's new Reax electronic steering system reads sensors from a wide array of vehicle systems and provides drivers with augmented control automatically tailored to specific driving situations.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Retention, Safety, Steering

August 2, 2017 - Industry News

Maverick Offers Bonus For Experienced Drivers

Screenshot via Maverick Transportation

Maverick Transportation is offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus to entice experienced drivers to the company.

Tags: Recruiting, Maverick, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Drivers

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

SRT Ups Driver Pay, Paid Vacation Time

Photo: Southern Refrigerated Transport

Southern Refrigerated Transport announced a new compensation package for its drivers that includes new pay increases and increased paid vacation time.

Tags: Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Southern Refrigerated Transport

June 13, 2017 - Industry News

Swift Names VP of Driver Engagement

Scott Barker has been promoted to vice president of driver engagement at Swift Transportation. Photo: Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation has promoted Scott Barker to vice president of driver engagement, a newly formed role at the company, in charge of providing support for the company's drivers.

Tags: Leadership, People, Swift Transportation, Driver Retention, Drivers

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Private Fleet Awards $1.8M to its Safest Drivers

Photo courtesy of Love's Travel Stops

Gemini Motor Transport, the fuel hauling fleet for Love’s Travel Stops, has awarded $1.8 million in bonuses to 78 of its safest drivers.

Tags: Awards, Love's Travel Stops, Safe Driving, Driver Retention

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