MONROEVILLE, Ala. — Hornady, a Daseke company, is increasing per-mile pay for both current and new-hire drivers and increasing other incentives to further enhance what is already one of the industry’s top compensation and benefits packages, according to a company news release.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Bulldog Hiway Express, a Daseke company, has initiated a new driver-compensation program, “Salary Plus,” which includes a guaranteed minimum salary of $1,000 a week in its flatbed division.
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 monthly high in September, 0.2 percent higher than the previous highest level reached one month earlier in August, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS).
WASHINGTON — Influenced by an increase in fuel taxes in California, the average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel increased 6.3 cents to $2.882 for the week ending November 6, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.
Both ACT Research and FTR, the two giant publishers of commercial vehicle data, reported positive outcomes in truck orders for October.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Truckload Carriers Association, in conjunction with the Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation (MCIEF), has released a new certification program dedicated to strengthening operations.