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May 2019

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May 2019 | Overdrive | 55 FLEET NEWS Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Schneider is rolling out Samsung Galaxy tablets for its drivers. The tablet allows them to track their work, read company updates, track compensation and benefits, complete training on the road, check weather, get customer information and road conditions and obtain turn-by-turn GPS directions. Future capabilities include electronic sig- natures and document transfers. BY DEAN SMALLWOOD PAY Milan, Tennessee-based Milan Supply Chain Solutions increased pay for lease-purchase and inde- pendent contractors. Independent contractors now make $1.12 per mile with a fuel surcharge on loaded miles and are eligible for a 2-cent productivity incentive and a safety bonus. Lease-purchase operators make $1.09 with a fuel surcharge on loaded miles. Company drivers make 44 to 56 cents, company teams earn 55.4 to 58.4 cents, and both are eligible for a 4-cent incentive bonus for safety, fuel efficiency and productivity. ACQUISITIONS Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Bison Transport acquired Amherst, Wisconsin-based H.O. Wolding, a 320-truck dry van fleet with truck- load operations in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast. Bison said the acquisition will provide a wider breadth of U.S. services, supplement- ing Des Moines, Iowa-based Britton Transport, another of Bison's subsid- iaries. FACILITIES St. Louis-based Artur Express broke ground on a 73,820-square-foot ter- minal. The first floor is dedicated to drivers, with a fitness center, training rooms, showers, a free laundry, a café and a media room with couches. The second story, dedicated to employees, houses offices, conference rooms, collaboration areas, a game room and a kitchen. Schneider's new tablets are assigned to individual drivers, not to trucks. SCHNEIDER DRIVERS GET THEIR OWN TABLETS

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