Stevens Transport, the largest refrigerated trucking company in Texas, today announced it was giving drivers in all divisions what it called “a major pay increase” to show its appreciation and commitment to its drivers.
Starting pay under the new compensation plan in the over-the-road division could be up to 54 cents per mile, depending on a driver’s level of experience. Drivers in the dedicated division can top out at 62 cents per mile depending on the division and experience level. Regional drivers earn up to 55 cents per mile under the new pay package and teams in the expedited division can start out as high as 56 cents per mile.
“During the past year, our drivers have shown incredible commitment and fortitude,” said Stevens President Clay Aaron. “To show our gratitude and appreciation, effective Nov. 16, we will be raising the pay for our drivers by as much as 14%, in our OTR, dedicated, regional and team divisions,”
Angela Horowitz, Stevens’ vice president of Driver Resources said the company’s success is a direct result of its drivers. She said they are handling increased demand and delivering for customers every day, and the new pay package rewards them for their hard work and dedication.
“Bringing new drivers into the industry is extremely important,” said Horowitz. “And our pay increase will also apply to these new drivers as well. First-year drivers will see pay increases of 14%, allowing them to earn up to $60,000 in their first year out of school,” she added.
Founded in 1980 by Steven L. Aaron with a fleet of 10 trucks, Stevens Transport is still family-owned and operated. It now has some 2,500 drivers.