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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.

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How Fruehaufs and Whites Once Hauled Unique Steel Houses

Trailers were loaded with panels and hardware as they left the assembly line, then hauled to their destinations. At building sites, parts that were needed first had been loaded last, so they came off in the exact order required for erection.

Flowers Foods Facing Employee Misclassification Problems

The Department of Labor may be getting involved in an employee “misclassification” situation involving delivery drivers at Flowers Foods, the Georgia-based company that owns Wonder Bread, Nature’s Own, Tastykake and other brands.

Finding and Keeping Drivers in A. Duie Pyle's Dedicated Fleet Business

A. Duie Pyle's Customized Solutions Group aims to take the headaches of running a private fleet off of customers' hands. We talked to the head of CSG to learn more about how it deals with the driver shortage.

Why Fiat-Chrysler's Fleet is Moving to CNG [Video]

Fiat Chrysler America's private parts-hauling fleet is spending $40 million to convert 179 trucks to compressed natural gas. Marty DiFiore, head of FCA Transport and Auto Transport Services, and Leonard Tanner Jr., FCA Automotive Driver, talk about the move in this video from FCA's media team.

Hello CARB, Are You Listening?

John Dutra is a one-man band, running his custom-upfit 1991 Isuzu FSR for construction work in the South Bay of San Francisco. Dutra couldn’t have known when he bought his truck so many years ago that today he’d be staring down a government mandate to (in all practicality) buy a cleaner truck.

Q&A: Fleet Advantage's John Flynn on Truck Leasing Past, Present and Future

What does Big Data have to do with the future of truck leasing? Everything, says John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage, a truck leasing company that believes in using data analytics to determine "economic obsolescence" in making equipment life cycle decisions.

Efficient Store Delivery Goal of Paragon’s Arrivals Board

The Paragon Software Systems Arrivals Board application allows in-store receiving personnel to monitor real-time ETA information of trucks scheduled to make deliveries as well as the load characteristics of each truck.

Five Ways Private Fleets Keep Drivers Longer

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%.

Truck Fleet Innovators: PepsiCo's Shelby Green

PepsiCo North America Beverages is revamping the way it delivers its products, moving to specially spec’d dry van trailers, liftgates and pallets that were pre-loaded at the warehouse. It saves work for drivers, saves fuel, and speeds deliveries to customers. One of the leaders of this effort and others is Shelby Green, senior fleet director. Read more here.