Ozark Motor Lines boosts pay, adds per diem program


Ozark Motor Lines, Inc., a family-owned carrier based in Memphis, Tennessee, recently announced a pay increase for its long haul and regional truck drivers as well as driving teams.

Effective June 1, experienced over-the-road and regional drivers will receive 2 cents per mile increases, and teams will receive an additional 1 cent per mile. Also, Ozark Motor Lines is rolling out its first driver per diem program to benefit drivers in response to tax law changes that went into effect earlier this year.

“It’s always great to be able to raise pay for our hard-working professional drivers,” said Patrick Landreth, Vice President of Human Resources and Safety. “These truck drivers have such an important job, Ozark makes it a priority to reward them for it.”

To drive for Ozark Motor Lines, applicants must have at least three months of recent OTR experience, a valid CDL-A and be at least 21 years old. Current driving opportunities at Ozark include company drivers, owner operators, student drivers, teams and dedicated accounts.

Ozark also offers drivers a flexible home time program that gives drivers 48 hours of home time after spending 10 days on the road. Drivers can opt to stay out longer in exchange for extended home time hours. Other benefits include 401k plan, sign-on bonus, PrePass, no Hazmat, no loading or unloading, and no Canadian or New York City routes. Ozark Motor Lines makes insurance benefits available to new drivers from date of hire. This includes Teladoc access to physicians, dental, vision, life and disability insurance options.

Founded in 1961, Ozark operates terminals in Lebanon, Tennessee, Maysville, Kentucky, Springfield, Missouri., and Lenoir, North Carolina. The company provides transport to 48 states and the District of Columbia.