Texas-based Crestwood Transportation is now starting tanker drivers in its central region at 60 cents per mile, a 14 cpm raise from the previous 46 cents. The pay raise went into affect March 21. The raise means those drivers can now start at up to $80-85,000 per year, according to the company.
“Safety is the number one outcome we strive for and we want to reward new and current drivers by paying them an excellent income for their safe driving records,” said Dave Renfrew, Crestwood’s director of driver resources.
The pay raise applies to drivers in the fleet’s central region, which covers an area including eastern Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan.
New drivers must have two years of experience, a tanker and hazmat endorsement, and a clean driving record. Drivers also receive load pay, layover pay and detention pay.