Two major carriers said Thursday they were increasing driver pay.
Cargo Transporters, a regional and national carrier, said its increase will include all over-the-road and regional fleet drivers.
Cargo Transporters will increase solo, over-the-road driver pay 2 cents/mile on all dispatched miles. Team and regional drivers pay will increase 1 cent/mile on all dispatched miles.
Drivers with Cargo Transporters are also inherently compensated more for miles driven, since the carrier calculates pay based on Practical Route miles, instead of industry standard, Household Good mileage (HHG) shortest miles. HHG shortest miles are used by most trucking companies, however, Practical Route miles are typically, on average 8 percent higher.
“Cargo is a leader in safety and service, which is a direct reflection of our drivers and staff. We have always had a tradition of providing great careers, benefits and the safest equipment to our drivers. The increase is an ongoing commitment to our drivers and their families,” said Dennis Dellinger, president.
Driver income has increased considerably over the last years. In 2018, the upward trend continued with the average solo income being $60,000. More than 25 percent of the drivers earned in excess of $67,000.
Cargo Transporters is a truckload carrier operating 525 trucks serving the continental U.S. Based in North Carolina, the company operates terminals in Claremont, Charlotte and Rocky Mount. The company employs over 700 people.
For more information please see www.cargotransporters.com.
C.R. England said its increase would be the second multi-million dollar driver pay increase in the last eight months. The pay increase will benefit solos, teams, and trainers in C.R. England’s national, regional and training divisions and takes effect January 31, 2019.
“Including this pay increase, C.R. England has invested an annualized amount of over 30 million dollars in driver pay increases in the last eight months,” said Chief Executive Officer Chad England. “This increase comes just eight months after over the road (OTR) drivers received the largest driver compensation increase in the 99-year history of the company. Raising pay is an indicator C.R. England is committed to providing our employees with a long-term career path they can count on financially.”
With the announcement, every line-haul Newsal and Regional driver received a pay increase. This includes solos, teams, and trainers. Trainers will continue to be the highest paid group of drivers at C.R. England. In addition to these increases, the company continues to evaluate and adjust pay for its already highly paid drivers in the Dedicated and Intermodal Divisions.
Founded in 1920, C.R. England is headquartered in Salt Lake City, and is one of North America’s largest refrigerated transportation companies.
For more information to go www.crengland.com.