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Schneider salutes military members with Ride of Pride

Alice Deters

Ride of Pride driver Jay Hull. Schneider has a long history of holding military veterans to high regard. The company is also an employer of thousands of associates with military experience. This Fourth of July, they’re at it again with the Ride of Pride, a truck series designed to be rolling … read more

Fourth of July traffic up, gas prices down

Alice Deters

AAA announced that they expect 41.9 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more from home during this year’s Fourth of July weekend, the most since 2007. This would be a 0.7 percent increase from the 41.6 million people who traveled last year. The Independence Day holiday travel period is defined… read more

Waiver draws veterans to trucking

Alice Deters

In many ways, the trucking industry and the military seem to be closely tied. From the partnership in the wreaths across America program to a number of trucking companies with special initiatives focused on putting veterans back to work, veterans seem to find a home in the trucking industry time and… read more

FMCSA issues out-of-service orders

Alice Deters

The FMCSA has ordered two trucking companies to shut down immediately. Rhino Displays out of Payson, Illinois and Prudential Carriers based in Hampton, Georgia were both instructed to cease operations immediately after federal investigations revealed a number of widespread violations of critical … read more

American Central Transport honored for commitment to safety

Alice Deters

American Central Transport is being recognized for their commitment to safety. The company received a Gold Award from Great West Casualty Company as part of the 2014 Workplace Safety Awards Program. “We’re honored to be recognized for our safety record and we thank Great West for this … read more

Transport America reveals new pay increase

Alice Deters

Transport America, who was recently named one of the fastest growing carriers by Transport Topics, recently announced a pay increase for its owner operators. As a result of the pay change, now all of the company’s independent contractors will now be able to earn $1 per mile. “Every single person… read more

Super Service announces super pay increases

Alice Deters

Super Service, a truckload carrier out of Grand Rapids, Mich., has just announced big changes to the way they pay drivers. The company will be switching drivers to PC Miler based practical mileage pay, which will allow drivers to earn more money than ever before. This latest change comes just months… read more

KLLM Transport receives top award from BASF

Holley Young

Jackson, Mississippi-based KLLM Transport has been named 2014’s BASF Truckload Packaged Carrier of the Year. The award was presented to KLLM’s President and CEO Jim Richards and the company’s Director of Regional Accounts Tony Reynolds at BASF’s Supplier of the Year Ceremony at The Park … read more

J.B. Hunt announces new detention pay policy

Jessica Holt

J.B. Hunt Transport announced its most recent update to the truckload business detention pay policy as of May 14. The new policy will effect approximately 1,200 drivers as of just one day ago, May 31, 2015. J.B. Hunt wants to up their driver satisfaction by coupling a new detention pay policy with … read more

“Schneider Snapshots” photo contest seeks submissions

Alice Deters

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but thanks to Schneider’s new contest, your picture could be worth $500. Schneider Snapshots is an amateur photography contest launched by the company with the hopes of encouraging people to spot and snap pictures of its iconic equipment. “The most … read more

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