The Trucker Chronicles

  Maverick Transportation, LLC announced another pay raise for current and potential drivers, effective June 6, 2010. This is the second pay raise Maverick has announced in the last 30 days. Under the new plan, Maverick will implement an additional $.02/mile pay raise. This equates to an overall $.06/mile pay increase over the last month […]

By John Perney | Special to the Kalamazoo G… May 16, 2010, 6:00AM KALAMAZOO — To hear those in the industry tell it, opportunities right now for someone interested in becoming a truck driver are as wide open as a four-lane highway at 3 a.m. They say demand for drivers is rising sharply — the […]

5/13/2010 Supporters of the Kerry-Lieberman climate bill claim that the legislation will “help us create nearly 2 million new jobs and … help us maintain leadership in the global economy,” but the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) analysis of climate legislation says the opposite. “A recent CBO study casts doubt on the measure’s job-creating potential. The […]

 Updated: 5/14/2010 10:15:00 AM Industrial production rose in April by the most in three months, gaining 0.8%, the Federal Reserve said Friday. The increase followed a revised 0.2% increase in March, which had originally been reported as a 0.1% rise. Factory output jumped 1% for a second month. The increase was slightly higher than economists’ […]

Climate legislation a hidden tax on trucking: ATA 05/13/2010     WASHINGTON — Two prominent senators in the U.S. introduced a climate change bill that the trucking industry says is a hidden tax on highway carriers. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced that it cannot support the American Power Act introduced to the Senate by John […]