Maverick announces driver pay increase
Maverick Transportation announced a pay raise for current and potential drivers, effective May 2. “Increasing driver pay demonstrates our ongoing commitment to offer the best compensation plan and the best driving job in the industry,” says President and COO Stephen Selig. Under the new plan, Maverick will implement a 4-cents-per-mile pay raise across the board for incoming, experienced drivers. Students will receive a 2-cents-per-mile pay increase, with an additional 3-cents-per-mile increase after their three- and six-month marks. Current drivers are also eligible for this increase based on division and tenure.
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Landstar names Employees of the Month
Landstar System named Hannah Fadelle, Michelle Blackston and Cory Seay April Employees of the Month. Fadelle works out of the Rockford, IL, service center as an agent sales coordinator in the BCO Utilization Department. Blackston is a supervisor in the Operations Department of NLM, a Landstar Supply Chain Solutions company based in Detroit. Seay works out of the Jacksonville, FL, service center as the executive assistant to Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Henry Gerkens.
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Driver finds what he’s looking for at RT&T
In 2004, driver Jerry Kohn was looking for something different in the lease-purchase arena. Having previous experience with a lease purchase at a Minnesota company, Kohn knew what he liked and disliked. Kohn found RT&T and started asking questions. Kohn was looking to find a place he could call home. Passing the test, RT&T entered into a lease purchase agreement with Kohn in 2004 on a red Freightliner Classic. In 2007, Kohn successfully completed his first lease purchase, and he is currently working on his second lease purchase.
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Koch keeps drivers in freight, miles
Koch Trucking Inc. has an immediate need for dedicated, regional and over-the-road drivers who are looking for a financially stable carrier with consistent freight. Koch offers drivers competitive pay and benefits such as health insurance and paid time off, along with the most state-of-the-art equipment available today.
ATA committed to reducing carbon emissions
As Americans celebrated Earth Day in April, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) highlighted its ongoing commitment to reducing carbon emissions through initiatives that set the industry toward a more sustainable future. In 2008, the ATA unveiled a series of recommendations that can reduce fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons and CO2 emissions by 900 million tons for all vehicles over 10 years. “Our proposals are practical, reasonable and doable. They make environmental sense, and they make common sense,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves.