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Bay & Bay Transportation Raises Owner-Operator Pay

TruckPR/Flickr

Bay & Bay Transportation, an Eagan, Minn., truckload carrier, increased pay for its refrigerated van owner-operators on April 1, company President Sam Anderson told Transport Topics.

Transport Topics
April 21, 2017
Government, Business

Video: CVTA Urges No Further Delays to Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

TT's Eugene Mulero, CVTA's Don Lefeve

Delaying the publication of an entry-level driver training rule again would take time away from states needing to comply with the rule, the head of a group representing truck driving schools said April 11. Watch video with Commercial Vehicle Training Association President and CEO Don Lefeve.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2017
TCA

Detroit Truck Driver: I Almost Froze to Death, and Neil Gorsuch Didn’t Care

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Curled up on a bunk in his broken-down truck, waiting three hours for help in subzero temperatures, Detroiter Alphonse Maddin feared death was near.

Tresa Baldas | Detroit Free Press
March 27, 2017
Business

Need for Cab Comfort, More Technology Compels Push for Greater Driver Efficiency

John Sommers II for TT

Heightened expectations for driver comfort, safety and convenience from behind the wheel are intersecting with a surge in technology and digital information in the truck cab, compelling a push to help drivers maximize efficiency in their increasingly crowded work environments, industry experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2017
Government, Business

Federal Regulatory Review Postpones Driver Training Rule Until May

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

An entry-level driver training rule for truck drivers scheduled to be published this month has been delayed two months due to a directive from the Trump White House on pending regulations.

Transport Topics
March 21, 2017
TCA

Connecticut UPS Driver Celebrates 45 Years, 4 Million Miles on Job Without Accident

After 45 consecutive years with the company, and not so much as a fender bender, UPS driver Walter Beasley, who will turn 72 on March 12, has been named to an elite group in the company.

Pam McLoughlin | New Haven (Conn.) Register
March 7, 2017
Business

Missouri Trucking Company Taps School 700 Miles Away for CDL Training

Big Sandy Community & Technical College

When officials from R&R Trucking were looking for quality commercial driver’s license training, they looked long and far.

February 15, 2017
Business

CFI Raising Driver Pay

William Krebaum/Flickr

CFI, the truckload division of the former Con-way Freight, raised driver pay this month 2 cents per mile and announced the purchase of 626 new Kenworth tractors.

Transport Topics
January 12, 2017
Government, Business

Truck Driver Was Nation’s Most Fatal Occupation in 2015

Jin Lee/Bloomberg News

A Bureau of Labor Statistics study revealed that 745 truck drivers died on the job in the United States in 2015, the most of any profession. BLS defines a truck driver as someone who operates a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds and has a commercial driver license. The 745 truck drivers who died was down from 761 in 2014.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 4, 2017
Business

Driver Pay 'Flat as a Pancake' in 3rd Quarter; Wages Could Rise in '17

Driver pay grew in the third quarter at the lowest levels in seven years as fleets continue to hedge against soft demand, but two large truckload carriers have announced raises effective Jan. 1 that could catalyze others to follow in 2017, according to an industry official who studies salaries.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2016

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