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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.

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
Government, Business

Utah Legislator to Push Under-21 Interstate Commercial Driving

DENVER — A Utah lawmaker plans to push a resolution in the spring that would set in motion a collaboration with neighboring states that would allow truckers under 21 to drive commercial vehicles across state lines.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 12, 2016
Business

S.C. Truck Driver Shortages Push Companies to Seek Younger Candidates

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Truck drivers are an aging population in South Carolina. Nearly half of commercial licensees are more than 52 years old and most of the state’s trucking companies have driver shortages — right now.

Roddie Burris | The State (Columbia, S.C.)
December 12, 2016
Business

Every Game Is a Road Trip for UCLA Football Truck Driver

Keith Preyer was moving the ball — and every other piece of equipment the UCLA football team needed. He’s been trucking the Bruins in his 18-wheeler for the past eight years, to games home and away.

Ben Bolch | Los Angeles Times
October 14, 2016
Business

USA Truck Raises Driver Pay Up to 38%

USA Truck Inc. increased driver pay as much as 38% for some independent contractors beginning Oct. 1, the company announced.

October 14, 2016
Business

A Good Truck Driver Is Hard to Find in Tight Job Market

Thinkstock

Getting a signing bonus is often associated with top young athletes. Now, taking a job driving a chemical truck in the United States can earn you a signing bonus of as much as $5,000 — and then there are recruiting bonuses, retention bonuses and safety bonuses.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2016
Business, Autonomous, Technology

Panel Says Platooning Is Near, Driverless Trucks Far Away

John Sommers II for TT

LAS VEGAS — Advancements in trucking technology are paving the way for the industry to experience two-vehicle platoons soon, but the driverless heavy-duty trucks idea remains a distant vision, according to executives from leading firms in both industries.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 10, 2016

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