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Washington Fleet Offers Truck Drivers Guaranteed Annual Salary

Smokey Point Distributing has announced that it will pay qualified solo over-the-road drivers with flatbed hauling experience and experienced driving team members a guaranteed annual salary.

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Tyson Foods Ups Driver Pay

Tyson Foods has announced a new pay package for long-haul drivers in its private fleet as an incentive to recruit and retain drivers.

Better Trucks Make for Happier Drivers

Corliss Resources struggles with an aging workforce and a scarcity of young recruits. The company's solution: Haul more product in trucks that drivers like to drive.

What's Behind the Tight Freight Market, and How Long Will It Last?

Although the April 1 start to “hard enforcement” of the electronic logging device mandate does not seem to have had a huge effect on trucking capacity (except perhaps in flatbeds), there are a number of other factors that are working to keep capacity tight and rates high, likely at least until late this year, according to FTR.

How Innovators Are Fighting the Driver Shortage [Video]

The 2017 Truck Fleet Innovators spoke about the different strategies they're implementing to curtail the driver shortage problem in the trucking industry.

Fleets Boost Pay to Get Truck Drivers to Stay

In its latest quarterly Trends in Truckload Recruiting and Retention Survey, Driver IQ finds that most carriers are increasing driver pay in order to improve recruiting and retention efforts.

Ozark Motor Lines Gives Drivers New Pay Package

Memphis, Tenn.-based Ozark Motor Lines has announced a new pay increase for its long-haul and regional truck drivers as well as driving teams.

Intermodal Cartage Truck Drivers Receive 30% Pay Raise

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.

Maverick Offers Driver Pay Increase for Temperature Control Division

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.

Bill Would Hold Retailers Liable for Trucking Company Labor Violations

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.