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November 25, 2020 (Salt Lake City, Utah) – Pride Transport, a family-owned and operated Utah-based carrier, recently announced a significant driver pay raise across the board. Effective Dec. 1, 2020, driver pay increases 4 cents per mile with an additional 4 cents per mile for two years as part of its $10,000 sign-on bonus payout.

“This is an exciting announcement,” said Steve Schelin, director of recruiting for Pride Transport Inc. “What does that mean for a driver coming to Pride Transport? It means our base pay rate is 45 to 47.5 cents per mile and then we add so many extras.”

Schelin says Pride Transport offers a $10,000 sign on bonus paid out over two years. “That may sound like a long time but it’s paid at $100 per week for two years – that’s the equivalent of another 4 cent-per-mile raise during that time!” he says.

The company also has an unbeatable 401(k) program that matches contributions by a whopping 20 percent. On top of base pay, the company offers drivers pay for layover, breakdown, and stops, plus guaranteed detention.  Drivers also enjoy paid holiday and vacation time.

Company drivers at Pride Transport enjoy affordable healthcare plans and paid orientation. Pride Transport also has 100% no-touch refrigerated freight, state-of-the-art equipment, and pet and rider programs. For more information about a career with Pride Transport, visit or call 800-GO-PRIDE.

About Pride Transport:

Pride Transport was founded in 1979 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 450 units, Pride Transport provides OTR, Regional, Dedicated and local positions in its temperature controlled division. To learn more about driving opportunities available with Pride Transport, call the recruiting department at 800-714-4308 or visit the website at

TransAm Trucking, Inc. recently announced a pay increase

TransAm Trucking, Inc. recently announced a pay increase for their long-haul company drivers and a rate increase for their independent contractors. Long-haul company drivers and independent contractors who have been employed or contracted with TransAm for at least six months received up to a 5 cents per mile increase. Drivers who have not been employed or contracted for at least six months will receive an increase after six months of continuous service. 

“We want to show our gratitude to our noble drivers and accelerate our scheduled pay and rate increases for new drivers with TransAm.” said Pamela Caraway, Director of Recruiting at TransAm Trucking. “Our drivers have proven that they are essential to our country, and we are proud to work alongside some of the strongest individuals in the industry.”

Along with a pay and rate increase, TransAm Trucking has doubled the sign-on bonus to $5,000 for all driving positions. TransAm Trucking’s sign-on bonus pays out in four installments of $1,250 after the completion of 30, 60, 90, and 120 days. Once a driver receives their last installment of their sign-on bonus, TransAm offers a monthly driver retention bonus of $200 for company drivers and $250 for independent contractors. For more information, visit

TransAm Trucking, Inc. was founded in 1987 and operates a fleet of over 1,000 tractors and over 1,900 trailers out of its headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. TransAm also maintains a fully-staffed terminal, driver’s center and maintenance facility in Rockwall, Texas as well as a maintenance and orientation facility in Tampa, Florida. TransAm Trucking offers over-the-road, regional, dedicated, and local driving positions.

Roehl Transport Announces Sweeping Driver Pay Increase and Home Daily Driving Jobs

December 15, 2020 (Marshfield, WI) — Roehl Transport has announced a sweeping pay increase for company drivers that will add thousands of dollars to their annual earnings.

CEO Rick Roehl revealed the driver pay increase on KC Phillip’s SiriusXM RoadDog Live radio program. “At Roehl, safety is synonymous with professionalism, and our drivers are leaders in safety, productivity and pay. So this increase to our accident-free pay reinforces our commitment to rewarding our professional truck drivers,” Rick Roehl said.

Roehl Transport has long been on the National Transportation Institute’s list of Top Paying Carriers, validating their reputation as the Take Home More, Be Home More trucking company. Roehl’s pay plan is performance-based, and Roehl company drivers earn accident-free pay as they drive. They do not have to wait until the end of the year or even the quarter. “This could increase our drivers’ compensation by $2,000-3,000 or more per year,” Rick Roehl added. The driver pay increase will be effective on February 1, 2021.

In addition to increasing truck driver pay, Roehl Transport has added more than 100 home daily truck driving jobs throughout Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The new positions cater to experienced drivers who want to be home every day and weekends, too. 

“We know that truck drivers are looking for local driving jobs because they want to be home more,” said Rick Roehl. “So we created additional positions that get drivers home every day. Many of these driving positions offer regional pay plans creating a great combination of more pay and more home time,” he added.

“Often experienced drivers take a pay cut to work a local driving job in their area – but not with these new positions,” Rick Roehl continued. “These drivers will average about 400 miles a day, working Monday through Friday, and they get home every day.”

As one of North America’s largest, safest and most successful trucking companies, Roehl Transport provides flawless transportation services to customers across the United States. The company employs experienced truck drivers and offers paid CDL training for people who want to be truck drivers with a variety of fleet and home time options such as national, regional and dedicated positions. More than half of Roehl drivers are home at least every week.

“During this peak shipping season, we’re open, hiring experienced drivers and training new drivers to meet the critical supply chain needs of our nation,” said Rick Roehl.

For more information on truck driving jobs or paid on-the-job CDL training with Roehl Transport, call 715-591-7050 or visit


For media inquiries, contact Tim Norlin, Roehl Transport Vice President of Driver Employment at 715-591-7266.

Hire Here…Retire Here – Bay & Bay Transportation Increases Pay for New and Current Drivers

EAGAN, MINNESOTA—Bay & Bay Transportation just gave drivers a great reason to both join the company and stay for the long haul.

Company leadership recently announced a driver pay increase effective December 7th that will provide great reward to both current and new drivers to Bay & Bay. Experienced drivers joining the carrier will now start at up to 0.58 cents/mile, while existing company drivers’ pay has been increased by 0.04 cents/mile across the fleet. Bay & Bay also has one of the top sign and drive lease to own opportunities in trucking! Lease drivers start at 70% of the revenue on the load and new/late model equipment is available (lease trucks are governed at 75 MPH).

In addition to the higher pay per mile, Bay & Bay is offering a $10,000 sign-on bonus for all company drivers joining its fleet.*

“Our drivers are the heartbeat of our organization,” said Sam Anderson, President and CEO. “We have seen over the past months how important our drivers are to keeping America open for business. It’s critical to offer a compensation package that makes this a career, not just a job.”

Known for its culture of strong values and safe working environment, Bay & Bay invites local and OTR drivers to become part of a 79-year tradition of excellence.

“Pay is just one piece of what we have to offer at Bay & Bay,” said Michael Blair, Driver Recruitment Manager. “Drivers also enjoy our state-of-the art facilities, modern equipment, and family culture. We can get you home and help make sure your family comes first.”

Bay & Bay’s respect for drivers shows up in their safety conscious culture, which led the Truckload Carriers Association to recognize Bay & Bay as the Safest Fleet by the for Division IV (25–49.99 million miles). Bay & Bay’s level of safety remains the gold standard in trucking.

Since 1941, Quality, Driven, and Tradition have been the pillars to the company culture at Bay & Bay Transportation. Truckers looking to start 2021 at a family-owned carrier with a great new compensation package can apply online at

*Some limitations and exclusions apply.

Hornady Transportation, LLC has an even brighter future with success of Builder’s Transportation Company, LLC merger

Alex Lucas, AppVault
November 5th, 2020

Monroeville, Ala., [November 5th, 2020] – Hornady Transportation, LLC has announced its completed and successful operational merger with Builder’s Transportation Company, LLC (BTC), which went into effect October 1, 2020.

Both companies are part of Daseke, Inc., of Addison, Texas, the largest owner of flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking capacity in North America. The merger was announced by Daseke in August 2019 as part of a company-wide operational plan.

Headquartered in Monroeville, Ala., Hornady has been in operation since 1925, with a familial legacy. Their terminal in Birmingham supports the building materials and steel industries east of the Rockies with the merger resulting in a second terminal in Memphis, Tenn.

The merger of BTC’s operations has enabled Hornady to further diversify their freight mix and double in size while strengthening their service of the building materials, steel, oil and gas industries with a fleet of 406 late-model tractors and 605 flatbed trailers.

In joining two companies with a combined service record of nearly 150 years, Hornady embraces a future of continued stability and growth as they further honor their commitment to quality and reliability.

The added freight mix has also allowed for additional capacity and added staff in Monroeville, expanding drivers’ career opportunities with Hornady as they continue to prioritize individual customer needs. Drivers can enjoy updated equipment, collaborative teams and unmatched support while making an impact within their communities and beyond.

“The merger goes beyond numbers. We’re bringing together two innovative organizations who have a shared vision and trust in one another. We look forward to the positive changes to come and value our team members’ support in this transition,” said Chris Hornady, CEO.

As such, Hornady’s mission remains – to succeed in operational excellence and provide industry-leading customer satisfaction.

About Hornady Transportation

Hornady Transportation builds lasting customer relationships through our pledge of professional and ethical business practices with customers, vendors and employees. We’re committed to continuous improvement of service, safety, and personnel while providing outstanding trucking careers for CDL Class A drivers.

Althea Thompson is Hogan’s Driver of the Year

Kansas City, MO (October 21, 2020) After a record-breaking Fiscal Year, P&G is recognizing a few of our driver partners on the front lines delivering business, daily. Five nominated drivers now hold the title of Procter & Gamble “Driver of the Year.”

One of the five is Hogan Transport’s own Althea Thompson. Thompson began driving over the road with Hogan in 2011 and then made the switch to P&G in March 2012. When asked about her nearly ten-year relationship with Hogan, she said: “I stay with Hogan because when it comes down to family they understand you one hundred percent. When you need time off they give it to you. They take family time seriously.”

Each candidate received the nomination from a colleague who answered a series of selection criteria to make a case for their chosen employee. Thompson was nominated by her former dispatcher because he can trust that she gets the load there on time. “He told me I was involved and said he was going to put me down since I run P&G. I’m always involved with P&G. That’s all I know,” she said.

The qualifications ranged from number of shipments supporting P&G’s business to community service activities. Finalists were selected by leaders within Procter & Gamble North America Transportation Operations and Purchases organizations. Every individual nominated received at least a “Driver of the Year Nominee” certificate from P&G recognizing their hard work and contribution to the business.

Top Finalists were showcased formally during the Virtual Carrier Summit, “Charging Toward the Future Together,” held on October 14, 2020. As part of the Summit, P&G recognized a few, special carriers for excellent performance and partnership.

When asked about her victory, Thompson exclaimed, “I’m on cloud nine because I’ve never won anything before. I’m so excited. I’m enjoying it.”

The nearly tenured driver is known for being an integral part of developing Hogan’s relationship with P&G in the Kansas City area. With eight plus years of safe driving, 99.9% on time, 0 DOT recordable accidents, and 160 shipment YTD on P&G; Thompson was the obvious choice.

According to Thompson, she has consistently remained a faithful supporter of every P&G initiative. “I’ve went green with them. When they went green, I did the gas trucks. When they made a change, I did a change with them. I’ve always complied with changes,” she said.

With the upcoming summit on the horizon, Thompson is eager to attend. She has already received a gift card from Hogan and is looking forward to “the prize at the end of the rainbow.” When asked what’s next for the recent winner she said, “I’m with P&G for the ride. I’m cool. I’m the laid-back type of person. I’m here for the wave.”

We are Hogan Comprehensive Transportation. Straightforward Solutions.

Hogan is one of the largest, fastest growing, and most respected transportation service providers in the US. Founded in 1918, and proudly celebrating over 100 successful years in business, we’re a privately held company headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

Roehl Relaunch Program Brings New Job Opportunities

Roehl Transport has announced a new program to add 300 truck driving jobs that will help CDL-A holders who stepped away from their commercial driving career for other non-driving employment. The Roehl Relaunch Program is open to former truck drivers who may have left trucking for positions in construction, manufacturing, retail and other industries as well as current drivers in local trucking jobs who may not be getting the income they need.

“As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many people are out of work. The economic impact on those families can be tremendous,” said Tim Norlin, Vice President of Driver Employment. “For all the former drivers seeking to relaunch their CDL careers, Roehl is prepared to help re-sharpen their driving skills while also recognizing their prior experience as a commercial vehicle driver.”

Drivers who complete the Relaunch program will be given credit for their prior experience rather than starting over at entry level driver pay rates. “The Roehl Relaunch Program creates additional driving opportunities – in time for the holidays – and demand for our services is at an all-time high as we enter the peak season for shipping” he continued.

Roehl is also rewarding current drivers through the 2020 Peak Season Bonus, which was announced in early October. Roehl company driving teammates will receive a 2020 Peak Season Bonus of $0.02 per mile for dispatched miles driven between October 18, 2020 and January 31, 2021.

By recognizing and rewarding driving teammates for the important work they do during this very busy time, Roehl lives up to its value of Driver Success. Creating the Roehl Relaunch Program also supports Driver Success by providing the care and solutions to help drivers meet their personals and professional needs.

The 2020 Peak Season Bonus for truck drivers also applies to new candidates seeking a truck driving job with Roehl, including those in the Roehl Relaunch Program. “No matter your experience level – from seasoned veteran to a former driver seeking to get back into trucking to someone looking to get your CDL, Roehl is a stable carrier that will support you,” Norlin commented.

Roehl Transport is one of North America’s safest, largest and most successful trucking companies, and more than half of Roehl drivers are home every week. In addition to the Roehl Relaunch Program and the Peak Season Bonus, earlier this year Roehl introduced Address-to-Address Practical Mileage, which more accurately reflect the miles Roehl drivers have driven on each load.

Roehl offers local driving jobs, home weekly regional and dedicated trucking jobs and national, over-the-road jobs with flexible home time. For more information on how you can Relaunch Your Career, visit www.Roehl.Jobs.