Enid, Oklahoma-based Groendyke Transport recently announced what it says is the largest driver pay increase in company history. It goes into effect in May.
The raise includes a mileage pay increase across the board of up to 6 cents per mile and an average hourly non-revenue rate increase of 9.4 percent for all drivers. In addition, Groendyke’s chemical drivers will receive a flat-rate increase the company says will increase pay significantly.
“Our customers recognize the value of safe, reliable, professional drivers, and together we’re dedicated to preserving their well-being,” said Groendyke president Greg Hodgen. “Truck drivers provide a vital service in our growing economy, and they deserve to work with people who recognize their contribution. Our record of safety excellence and people-first culture have always stood out to our employees as unique in the industry. These increases continue to show drivers our commitment to being the trucking company they want to grow with.”
Groendyke Transport is one of the largest tank truck carriers in the nation and specializes in the hauling of fuels, chemicals and other hazardous materials. It is the only seven-time winner of National Tank Truck Carriers North American Safety Champion award for the best overall safety record and program in the nation.
Groendyke said it has invested more than $145 million over the past six years in tractors, trailers and terminal upgrades.