Schneider improves fuel surcharge program
Schneider National has made significant im-provements to its fuel surcharge program for owner-operators and fleet owners. Effective immediately, Schneider will pay fuel surcharges on both empty and loaded miles. The new program will increase revenues for owner-operators and fleet owners amid rapidly rising fuel costs. Additionally, a new, easy-to-understand payout table will replace the company’s previous fuel program formula, with the payout rate based on price bands relative to the weekly Department of Energy fuel price.
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Marten honors Drivers of the Month
Marten Transport honored 35 Drivers of the Month for September for driving a minimum of 10,500 accident-free miles during the month with 100 percent on-time deliveries. In other news, Marten Transport introduced a new mileage scale that rewards contractors with variable rates based on length-of-haul. Marten now pays 94 cents per mile for loads of 400 miles or less, 90 cents per mile for loads between 401 and 800 miles,
87 cents per mile for loads from 801 to 1,200 miles, 86 cents per mile for loads of 1,201 to 1,600 miles, and 85 cents per mile for loads hauled more than 1,600 miles.
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Tango Transport names CFO
Dan Stipp has been named chief financial officer for Tango Transport. “Asking Mr. Stipp to take this leadership position with the company was a unanimous decision,” says B.J. Gorman, president of Tango Transport. “He has proven years of experience and dedication to the company.” The announcement comes on the heels of Tango Transport experiencing its most profitable year to date as well as being listed as one of the top 10 privately owned businesses in northwest Louisiana and east Texas by the Louisiana State University Shreveport Center for Business and Economic Research.
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Dart purchases driving simulator
Dart Transit has purchased a state-of-the-art truck-driving simulator from the Texas Motor Transportation Association. Dart plans to use the simulator to provide its drivers with an opportunity to hone their driving skills, to promote the trucking industry to the motoring public, and to use it as a classroom for Highway Watch training as well as providing business courses for drivers who plan to be-come owner operators.
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CalArk to install IdleAire in two terminals
IdleAire will install its Advanced Truckstop Electrification technology in two CalArk terminals—32 spaces at the Laredo terminal and 30 to 50 spaces at its Little Rock terminal. “With IdleAire’s current deployment we have 200 drivers who are already heavy users,” says CalArk President Rochelle Gorman.
McGriff introduces new pay plan
McGriff Transportation announced a new pay and bonus package that introduces significant increases in both base pay and the attainable bonus structure. “We have spent a lot of time and research to ensure that we have assembled a very driver-friendly package,” says Director of business Development Gary Cornelius.