USA Truck improves driver compensation

usa-truck-5USA Truck, Inc., which headquartered in Van Buren, Arkansas, is increasing rates for unexpected down time, short haul and improved performance bonus potential for its drivers.

Beginning Jan. 1, performance bonuses currently paid quarterly will be paid monthly. The bonuses will apply to over-the-road drivers, including solo and driver teams, as well as owner-operators. To be eligible, drivers must complete all miles with no preventable collisions.

“We are improving the pay scale for detention and short haul, as a way of protecting our drivers from loss of income during unexpected downtime,” said Martin Tewari, president of trucking operations. “Also, our over-the-road drivers will see higher potential performance bonuses, up to 5 cents per mile each month and our driver team members will now enjoy free access to XM Satellite Radio in all units, paid for by USA Truck.”