Drivers for a major trucking company are getting a raise.
Arkansas-based USA Truck Monday, April 10, announced it’s raising pay for its drivers, effective immediately.
The increase is applied regionally based on the driver’s CDL state, and averages about 1 cent per mile, according to Michael Crowden, manager of marketing strategy for the fleet.
The increase comes on the heels of the company adding XM Satellite Radio to its trucks and raising rates for unexpected downtime and short hauls.
“This pay raise is part of our ongoing effort to make sure our driver team members are among the best treated and best compensated drivers on the road today,” said James D. Reed, president and CEO of USA Truck.