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April 20, 2018 - Industry News

Intermodal Cartage Truck Drivers Receive 30% Pay Raise

Intermodal Cartage Company is offering truck drivers a 30% pay raise in order to recruit and retain drivers. Photo via IMCC

Memphis-based Intermodal Cartage Company has announced a 30% pay raise for its drivers to proactively reach out to more prospective employees at the drayage carrier.

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

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

April 13, 2018 - Industry News

Bill Would Hold Retailers Liable for Trucking Company Labor Violations

A new bill in California would punish retailers for working with port trucking companies that have been found in violation of labor and employement laws. Photo: Port of Long Beach

California state Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced a bill that would hold major retailers liable when trucking companies break labor laws, sparked by allegations of misconduct by some port drayage companies.

Tags: California, Driver Shortage, Ports, Driver Pay, Port Trucking, Employment, Independent Contractors

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 26, 2018 - Industry News

Mack: Labor Shortages Potentially Harmful to Continued Growth

Mack says long-haul spec'd highway tractors have made up 40% of its truck builds so far in 2018. Photo: Jim Park

Jonathan Randall, Mack senior vice president, worries about who will drive all the trucks his company is building today.

Tags: Economy, Technician Shortage, Mack Trucks, Driver Shortage, Technician Training, MATS

March 21, 2018 - Industry News

Bill Would Create Pathway for Under-21 Truck Drivers

The International Foodservice Distributors Association supported the bill, which would set up a training path for younger truck drivers. Photo: IFDA

Two U.S. House representatives have introduced a bill that would create a training pathway for truck drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 to be able to operate in interstate commerce.

Tags: Driver Training, Driver Shortage, Younger Drivers, Food and Beverage Fleets

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

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

ATA's Spear: Trucking Deserves a Stronger Role in Policy

Spear wants trucking to take its rightful seat at the negotiating table and make certain it was not cut out of the picture in the legislative, policy and technology issues both today and in the future. Photo: Jack Roberts

At the TMC Annual meeting, ATA president Chris Spear said that the time was right for trucking to take its rightful seat at the negotiating table, tell its story and make certain it was not cut out of the picture in the legislative, policy and technology issues both today and in the future.

Tags: Legislation, ATA, TMC, Driver Shortage

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

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

Boyd Bros. Offers More Predictable Truck Driving Schedule

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

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.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Boyd Group, Flatbeds, Driver Pay, Employment

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

Uber: Self-Driving Trucks Could Help Alleviate Driver Shortage

Uber stated in a blog post that it expects self-driving trucks to help the industry deal with higher demand. Photo via Uber

Mixed fleets with self-driving long-haul trucks and traditional human-driven regional routes could help the trucking industry address the problem of an aging driver workforce, said Uber in a recent company blog post.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Uber for Trucking, Regional Haul, Drivers, Truck Drivers

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

January 3, 2018 - Industry News

Covenant Offers Up to $40,000 in Team Driver Bonuses

Covenant Transport has announced a new Teaming Bonus program with incentives of up to $40,000 that is aimed at driving teams and single drivers willing to convert to teaming.

Tags: Recruiting, Employee Incentives, Driver Shortage, Covenant Transport, Driver Pay, Employment

January 3, 2018 - Industry News

TransForce Acquires Truckdrivingjobs.com Parent Firm

TransForce has acquired the assets of Trucking Unlimited, which operates Truckdrivingjobs.com, a job board that matches motor carriers with truck drivers.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce, Employment

January 2, 2018 - Product News

Solution Analyzes Applications and Prequalifies Truck Drivers

Conversion Interactive Agency and DriverFacts have partnered on a new solution to prequalify drivers for employment by pulling applicant’s data and connecting prospective employees with recruiters.

Tags: Recruiting, Background Checks, Driver Shortage, Employment

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 7, 2017 - Industry News

Bulldog Driver Pay Hike Includes Guaranteed Minimum Salary

With Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express (second from right) are senior drivers (left to right), Robert Gibbs, Timothy Smith,and Gerald Waring. Photo courtesy of Bulldog Hiway Express

Bulldog Hiway Express, a Daseke company, has announced a driver-compensation program called Salary Plus thatincludes a guaranteed minimum salary of $1,000 a week in its flatbed division.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Daseke Inc., Bulldog

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