Monday, November 20, 2017
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Pride Transport Inc. rolls out new pay program for OTR company, solo and team drivers

Pride Transport Inc. rolls out new pay program for OTR company, solo and team drivers

SALT LAKE CITY — Pride Transport Inc., a family-owned and operated Utah-based carrier, recently announced its new point-to-point pay program for OTR company solo and team drivers. “Our new point-to-point program pays drivers for the distance of the leg they drive, not just the total length of the load,” said Steve Schelin, director of recruiting. “We’re ensuring that drivers truly get paid for their time and don’t fall short. We want drivers to know that they can get the pay they deserve here at Pride Transport.”

August Class 8 truck sales increase 12.1% over July numbers

August Class 8 truck sales increase 12.1% over July numbers

Sales of new Class 8 trucks in the United States in August increased 12.1 percent over July, according the data released by WardsAuto.

Averitt Express offering on-the-job training to military veterans

Averitt Express offering on-the-job training to military veterans

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Last year, Averitt Express committed to hiring 1,200 military veterans by 2020.

Freight TSI hits all-time high, up 1.4% from June to July

Freight TSI hits all-time high, up 1.4% from June to July

WASHINGTON — The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, reached an all-time high, rising 1.4 percent in July from June, after a one-month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Price of diesel increases 4.4 cents a gallon

Price of diesel increases 4.4 cents a gallon

WASHINGTON -- The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel increased 4.4 cents to $2.802 for the week ending September 11, according to the Energy Information Agency of the Department of Energy.

Retail imports set new monthly high; yearly record possible

Retail imports set new monthly high; yearly record possible

WASHINGTON — Growing imports at the nation’s major retail container ports set an all-time monthly record this summer, and 2017 is expected to reach a new yearly record, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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