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Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Commentary: 10 Things to Take Away From the Year of the Driver

With another year behind us, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge takes a look back at the year of the driver.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156479/commentary-10-things-to-take-away-from-the-year-of-the-driver
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
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...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155019/five-ways-private-fleets-keep-drivers-longer
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Walmart Makes Changes, Ups Spending to Attract Truck Drivers

Walmart is looking to add more highly qualified drivers for its private fleet and has announced a new $1,500 bonus for driver referrals as part of a plan...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/312856/walmart-incentivizes-private-fleet-driver-referrals
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
FMCSA Will Study Driver Pay Impact on Safety

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...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/120009/fmcsa-will-study-driver-pay-impact-on-safety
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Federal Court Rules Against XPO in Driver Misclassification Case

A federal district court judge has issued a judgment in favor of five port and rail truck drivers against XPO Cartage in a driver misclassification lawsuit,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/140602/federal-court-rules-against-xpo-in-driver-misclassification-case
Categories: Drivers
Boyd Bros. Offers More Predictable Truck Driving Schedule

Boyd Bros. Transportation unveiled a new type of truck driving position that it says overhauls traditional irregular route, flatbed, over the road trucking...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/278646/boyd-bros-offers-more-predictable-truck-driving-schedule
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Con-way Truckload Raising Driver Pay

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...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/119680/con-way-truckload-raising-driver-pay
Categories: Drivers
Judge Blocks Additional $80 Million Penalty in Walmart Drivers Lawsuit

A judge has rejected an additional $80 Million penalty on top of the $54 million drivers were awarded in the Walmart driver wage lawsuit the company lost in...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/138754/judge-blocks-additional-80-million-penalty-in-walmart-drivers-lawsuit
Categories: Drivers
Could a Verdict in Arkansas Transform Driver Pay?

A federal court in Arkansas ruled that drivers are entitled to earn minimum wage for all hours worked – even during waiting periods officially entered as...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/317276/could-a-verdict-in-arkansas-last-week-transform-driver-pay
Categories: Drivers
Driver Turnover Rises in Third Quarter

Despite increases, the 2020 average driver turnover rate is still running behind 2019.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10132696/driver-turnover-rises-in-third-quarter
Categories: Drivers
The Driver Series

How trucking companies are approaching the recruiting, retaining and training of truck drivers in the midst of an ever-changing industry.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279677/the-driver-series
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Senate Bill Calls for Hourly Pay for Truck Drivers

A new Senate bill calls for truck drivers to be paid by the hour and would increase minimum insurance levels, mandate collision avoidance systems and speed...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130394/senate-bill-calls-for-hourly-pay-for-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers
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.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/278909/hornady-transportation-offers-guaranteed-minimum-pay-program-for-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Understanding the Driver Shortage

For truckload carriers, the number one problem is the driver shortage – but the reasons go beyond pay, said Stifel's John Larkin at TMW Systems’ annual user...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/125518/understanding-the-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Kottke Trucking Driver Pay Raise Reflects Market Gains

Minnesota-based Kottke Trucking has increased driver pay for the second time in six months, resulting from gains in the marketplace.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/310636/kottke-trucking-driver-pay-increase-reflects-market-gains
Categories: Drivers
U.S. Xpress Offers $50,000 in Bonuses for Team Drivers

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...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/278719/u-s-xpress-offers-50-000-in-bonuses-for-team-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Central Oregon Trucking Guarantees Weekly Minimum Driver Pay

Central Oregon Truck Company has announced a new pay structure for drivers that guarantees a minimum number of miles per week with a minimum salary.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/304925/central-oregon-trucking-guarantees-weekly-minimum-driver-pay
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative, Operations, Safety
Trucking Group Challenges California Independent Contractor Law

The California Trucking Association and two California-based owner-operators filed a lawsuit challenging the "ABC" employment test mandated by the state's...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/344609/california-trucking-association-challenges-states-new-independent-contractor-law
Categories: Drivers

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.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/291716/ozark-motor-lines-gives-drivers-new-pay-package
Categories: Drivers
Roehl Enhances Practical Route Mileage Pay

Roehl Transport is now able to enhance Practical Route Mileage pay with address-to-address mileage calculations.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/349119/roehl-transport-enhances-practical-route-mileage-pay
Categories: Drivers
Fleet Offers Big Sign-on Bonus for Owner-Operators

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...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/118038/fleet-offers-big-sign-on-bonus-for-owner-operators
Categories: Drivers

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...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/118798/builders-transportation-increases-pay-offering-sign-on-bonus
Categories: Drivers
Dot Transportation Offers Drivers Pay Increase

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

https://www.truckinginfo.com/278891/dot-transportation-offers-drivers-pay-increase
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Kottke Trucking Driver Pay Raise Reflects Market Gains

Minnesota-based Kottke Trucking has increased driver pay for the second time in six months, resulting from gains in the marketplace.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/310636/kottke-trucking-driver-pay-increase-reflects-market-gains
Categories: Drivers
Uncertain Trucking Environment Puts Hold on Driver Pay Hikes and Capacity Additions

In its second quarter recruiting and retention survey, Driver iQ found signs that with signs of a weakening freight environment and economy, most fleets are...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/338241/uncertain-trucking-environment-puts-hold-on-driver-pay-hikes-and-capacity-additi
Categories: Drivers
Driver Pay: Making the Grade

The rising economy has whipped up the driver shortage and turnover situation to a froth that can only be smoothed by paying long-haul drivers considerably...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157927/driver-pay-making-the-grade
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Latest Aviation Bill Ditches Pro-Trucking Reform

The effort to inject a reform proposal widely viewed as favorable to trucking into an aviation bill has crashed and burned. At least for now.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134153/latest-aviation-bill-ditches-pro-trucking-reform
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Schneider Increases Owner-Operator Compensation Rate

Schneider announced it is raising owner-operator pay rates in its bulk division. The contractual compensation increase is effective March 3; most...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/116278/schneider-increases-owner-operator-compensation-rate
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
How Important is Driver Pay?

Truck driver pay is rising at a record rate. Is it the answer to the driver shortage? The second in a series on the driver shortage. Part 2 in HDT's Driver...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155947/how-important-is-driver-pay
Categories: Drivers
CalArk Increasing Driver Pay in December

The Arkansas-based operation will increase it three cents per mile on Dec. 2 for all company drivers. All company drivers will also be eligible for a bonus.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126568/calark-increasing-driver-pay-in-december
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Los Angeles Sues 3 Port Companies for Driver Misclassification

The City of Los Angeles filed lawsuits against three port trucking companies, alleging that each avoided paying drivers proper wages and benefits by...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143737/los-angeles-files-lawsuits-against-3-port-companies-for-driver-misclassification
Categories: Drivers
California Rules Against NFI in Driver Wage Lawsuit

The California Labor Commissioner ruled against NFI/California Cartage to the tune of $6 million for what it says was intentional misclassification of truck...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/322650/california-rules-against-nfi-in-driver-wages-lawsuit
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Teamsters Leadership Approves UPS Labor Deals

The Teamsters Union leadership has voted to approve a labor deal with UPS that includes raises and benefit increases for company drivers and reflects the...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/310787/teamsters-union-approves-ups-labor-deals
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Former Mail Hauler Ordered to Pay $3 Million in Fraud Judgement

A Mount Crawford, Va.-based trucking company that hauled United States mail and its holding company have been ordered to pay more than 3 million in owed...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143281/former-mail-hauler-ordered-to-pay-3-million-in-fraud-judgement
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Swift Affirms Third Quarter Expectations, Seeking Rate Increases

Swift Transportation has affirmed earlier expectations for a third-quarter performance of 33 cents to 37 cents adjusted earnings per share, saying its...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/125627/swift-affirms-third-quarter-expectations-seeking-rate-increases
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management

Forward Air Corp’s. motor carrier subsidiary, FAF Inc., is raising owner-operator pay effective Jan 4. The contractual base rate will increase by 10 cents...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126288/forward-airs-faf-raising-owner-operator-compensation
Categories: Drivers
Maverick Transportation Ups Pay for Flatbed Drivers

For the fourth time this year, Maverick Transportation has announced a pay increase for its drivers, this time for its regional and over-the-road flatbed...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/310471/maverick-transportation-offers-increased-pay-for-flatbed-drivers
Categories: Drivers

Schneider National Inc. announced it is raising company driver pay rates in its tanker division. The pay increase is effective June 16, 2013, and most new...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/112137/schneider-national-increases-tanker-driver-pay
Categories: Drivers
Commentary: It's Time to Think About Hourly Pay

Seriously evaluating how we pay drivers is something trucking needs to do as the industry faces a worsening shortage, suggests Editor in Chief Deborah...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157821/commentary-its-time-to-think-about-hourly-pay
Categories: Drivers

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...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/119768/melton-truck-lines-raises-driver-pay
Categories: Drivers
Stay Metrics Finds Top 5 Reasons Drivers Make Referrals

Word of mouth is a powerful tool for recruiting drivers and when a fleet is looking to fill an empty seat, what your current employees say can have a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/344968/stay-metrics-finds-top-5-reasons-drivers-make-referrals
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative, Operations, Safety
Trucking Group Challenges California Independent Contractor Law

The California Trucking Association and two California-based owner-operators filed a lawsuit challenging the "ABC" employment test mandated by the state's...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/344609/california-trucking-association-challenges-states-new-independent-contractor-law
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Hub Group Improves Pay for Regional Truck Drivers

Hub Group says regional truck drivers can make $75,000 a year under its new pay package for regional drivers, which offers better compensation, benefits,...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/331327/hub-group-provides-new-pay-package-for-regional-drivers
Categories: Drivers
Nussbaum Driver Pay Increase Addresses Common Driver Issues

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

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143842/nussbaum-driver-pay-increase-addresses-common-driver-issues
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Easy Money: Driver Bonuses, Safety Go Hand-In-Hand at Vascor Transport

How one Kentucky fleet leveraged new technology to boost safety and driver pay.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/323216/easy-money-driver-bonuses-safety-go-hand-in-hand-at-vascor-transport
Categories: Drivers
Dart to Increase Loaded Mile Pay for Owner-Operators

The Dart Network has announced an upcoming 4-cent per mile pay increase on loaded miles for over the road owner-operators that will take effect on Sept. 1.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/310287/dart-to-increase-loaded-mile-pay-for-owner-operators
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
L.A. May Ban Port Companies that Misclassify Drivers

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Dec. 12 to investigate a ban of trucking and warehousing companies that break local, state, and federal...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143441/l-a-may-ban-port-companies-that-misclassify-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Survey Finds Fleets Bracing for More Turnover, Higher Wages

In its most recent Recruitment & Retention Survey, Driver iQ found that, by and large, fleets expect to raise truck driver wages and offer more bonuses...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/307174/survey-finds-fleets-bracing-for-more-turnover-higher-wages
Categories: Drivers
CFI Appeals to Drivers With Better Pay and Tech

Truckload carrier CFI is investing in its drivers with a 2-cent per mile pay raise, improved home time policy, newer tractors, and upgraded technology,

https://www.truckinginfo.com/138501/cfi-appeals-to-drivers-with-better-pay-and-tech
Categories: Drivers
Maverick Offers Bonus For Experienced Drivers

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

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141550/maverick-offers-bonus-for-experienced-drivers


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