Coinciding with Driver Appreciation Week, National Carriers, Inc. (NCI) announced a two-cent-per-mile increase in company driver pay.
NCI, which is based in Irving, Texas, said it has increased driver pay over more than percent in less than a year.
Beginning Monday Sept. 14, all experienced solo company drivers will receive a minimum of .40 per dispatched mile and team drivers will start at .46 CPM, whether loaded or empty, according to the company.
In addition, NCI is also now offering driver training. Qualified CDL holders requiring refreshment in over-the-road driving or drivers with a CDL who are new to the industry may now join the “Elite” Fleet. NCI says it is committed to hiring military veterans through participation in the ATA Hiring Our Heroes Initiative.
NCI recently purchased 150 2015 Utility refrigerated trailers equipped with SmartTruck UT6 aero-dynamics, 340 Kenworth T-680 Advantage tractors and 35 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractors. The trucks are equipped with automatic transmissions, refrigerator/freezers, and auxiliary power units allowing for increased driver comfort and a reduction in total carbon footprint, according to the company.
National Carriers is a diversified motor carrier servicing all 48 continental United States with transportation offerings which include refrigerated, livestock, and logistics services.