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TRUCKING OPPORTUNITIES Fleet Insider PANTHER INCREASES SIGN-ON BONUS Panther Expedited Services announced sign-on bonuses for solo and team owner-operators and fleet owners. Owner-operators will receive $2,500 for straight trucks and $4,000 for tractors and team owner-opera- tors will receive $5,000 for straight trucks and $8,000 for tractors. The company also says that through Panther’s Lease/Purchase program, contractors will be able to purchase a tractor with no money down, no credit check and affordable weekly or monthly payments. BENNETT HONORS DRIVERS OF THE YEAR Bennett Motor Express honored its 2010 Drivers of the Year: James Kin- nett as General Freight Driver of the Year and Elbert “Mike” Stamps as Heavy Haul Driver of the Year. Kin- nett was previously honored as the April 2010 General Freight Division Driver of the Month and Stamps was previously honored as July 2010 Heavy Haul Division Driver of the Month. CHICAGO TRIBUNE RECOGNIZES NATIONAL VAN LINES The Chicago Tribune’s Top 100 Workplaces issue ranked National Van Lines 45th place in the Small Business category, which is less than 250 employees. What Kind of Dispatcher TALKS HUNTING WITH DRIVERS?            FOR THE REST OF THE STORY, VISIT US ONLINE. 800-533-6506 LET’S ROLL TOGETHER Circle 359 on Reader Service Card or visit 66 TRUCKERS NEWS MAY 2011 TCA NAMES SCHNEIDER TOP WORKPLACE The Truckload Carriers Association recognized Schneider National as one of the top 20 workplaces for com- pany drivers and owner-operators in North America. This is the second year in a row Schneider earned a spot on TCA’s Best Fleets to Drive For list. BARR-NUNN RAISES OWNER-OPERATOR PAY Barr-Nunn Transportation announced its “Pure Pay” raise for Owner-Operators, which raised the base pay rate to $0.98 loaded and $0.70 empty on Feb. 21. It also announced a raise for its hazmat- endorsed owner-operators on the Band Pay Program. FSL GROUP HONORS A DUIE PYLE The FSL Group awarded A. Duie Pyle with the Carrier of the Year Award for 2010 for meeting the expectations of responsive customer service and consistent service to user-friendly technology and docu- mented processes for claims preven- tion and security. TRUCKERSNEWSDRIVERJOBS.COM

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