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Why is it Important to Increase Driver Pay?

Why is it Important to Increase Driver Pay?

Why Increase DriverPay

I have been asked by many of my industry peers, “Why is Transport America increasing pay for drivers? Aren’t you just driving up the costs of business for our industry?” The short answer is, “No, because drivers have choices when it comes to careers.” By increasing pay, my goals are to make driving more attractive than the other career options available to our drivers and to put Transport America at the top of the list of truckload carriers that drivers would like to work with.
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- Chief Operating Officer, Transport America

Join in the Celebration of Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Join in the Celebration of Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2014

We are in the midst of Truck Driver Appreciation Week! I love seeing shippers, consignees, trucking companies, and third party logistics providers (3PLs) take time to show their gratitude for America’s hard working truck drivers. Please make sure you go out of your way this week to thank truck drivers for all that they do, whether you say a few kind words or give a friendly wave while driving. To better recognize the scope of truck drivers and the important work they do, here are some interesting statistics from the American Trucking Association:
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- Director of Carrier Services- C.H. Robinson

One Truck Driver’s Contribution to the World’s Largest Fruit Display

One Truck Driver’s Contribution to the World’s Largest Fruit Display

Fruit Display

What goes into the making of the world’s largest fruit display? We found out this summer when we created a display that featured over 10,000 watermelons. It took four semi truckloads to transport all 157,000 pounds of the fruit to the Cub Foods® store in Maple Grove, MN, where the display was constructed. Images of the watermelon display have been sent to Guinness World Records in England for validation, but I can say with confidence that being part of the event was one of the highlights of my summer. In addition to the record-breaking display, people from all over the Twin Cities came together to participate in watermelon eating and seed spitting contests and to sample the fruit and snow cones.
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- Marketing Manager, C.H. Robinson

Temporary Permits 101: The Basics

Temporary Permits:101 The Basics

Permits

What types of permits are there? Do I need a temporary permit? How do I get a temporary permit? What information do I need to provide? When will I receive my permit? How much is it going to cost me? These are common questions for anyone hauling an oversize, overweight permit load. Before you hit the open road, you want to be sure you are permitted in each state or province in which you are traveling. To learn more, read about permits below.
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- Permits Supervisor, Electronic Funds Source, LLC

Popular Smartphone Apps for Truck Drivers

Popular Smartphone Apps for Truck Drivers

Popular Smartphone Apps  for Truck Drivers

Have you ever thought about life without your smartphone? The thought of not having access to my favorite apps—Instagram and Google® Maps—to get me through the day leaves me feeling uneasy. Since 56% of American adults own smartphones today, it’s likely that many of you feel this way, too. If you have a job that requires you to be on the road, like a truck driver, a smartphone equipped with apps can make life easier.
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- Social Media Representative - C.H. Robinson