December 2017

Overdrive Magazine | Trucking Business News & Owner Operator Info

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December 2017 | Overdrive | 63 Fleet News SCHNEIDER opened a new terminal in Phoenix that will accommodate the company's van truckload, team, intermodal and specialty dedicated divisions. The facility has high-secu- rity parking for more than 180 trail- ers; Idle Air service; a maintenance facility with eight service bays; showers, break rooms and a laundry facility; ice and fresh food vending machines; an occupational therapy room; and on-site driver recruiters. By Dean SmallwooD SCHNEIDER OPENS NEW PHOENIX TERMINAL Schneider's Phoenix terminal soon will add a driver training facility. PAY Memphis, Tennessee-based OZARK MOTOR LINES rolled out a new pay package for company drivers. Starting line-haul rates range from 41 cents per mile for driv- ers with less than a year of experience to 46 cents for five or more years of experience; top-out pay is 48 cents. Line-haul team drivers start between 23 and 26 cents, topping out at 26 cents. Regional drivers start between 38 and 43 cents, topping out at 46 cents. Salt Lake City-based PRIDE TRANSPORT introduced its Point-to-Point program that pays over-the-road company solo and team drivers for the overall distance of the haul they drive. Per-mile pay can be as high as 55 cents. New Ulm, Minnesota-based J&R SCHUGEL announced a $15,000 sign-on incentive for over-the-road company driv- ers with at least six months of experience who join the truckload hauler before year- end. KENAN ADVANTAGE GROUP, a North Canton, Ohio-based tank truck and bulk hauler, announced a driver compen- sation plan that calls for guar- anteed pay increases for the next three years.

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