Werner announces major driver pay increase

Updated Mar 18, 2016

Werner Enterprises recently announced what it says is the largest owner/operator per mile increase in company history.

Werner says latest pay hike is largest in company history.

According to a company press release, the pay hike equals $10,000 in increased annual payments for all 48-state van solo owner/operators; that’s about one third of Werner’s owner/operator fleet.

Werner also announced additional owner/operator dedicated opportunities, increases for owner/operator regional routes and special owner/operator interest rates as low as 7.99 percent for low mileage truck purchases.

“As we aim to grow certain aspects of our fleet, we continue to examine and adjust payment packages where it makes sense for both retention and expansion,” said Derek Leathers, Werner’s president and COO. “Professional drivers are vital to our business and our nation’s economy, so it’s important that we compensate them accordingly.”