USA Truck rolls out 'simplified' pay package for drivers

Updated May 9, 2021
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USA Truck, Inc. announced today it has simplified its driver pay package based on driver feedback. The new compensation approach is effective May 16.

USA Truck said in a statement it engages drivers weekly for anonymous feedback.

The feedback drivers provided included three things concerning pay:

  • Increase the rate
  • Bonuses are confusing
  • Drivers wanted their pay to be easily understood.

USA Truck said it listened to what drivers said and created what it called "a new uncomplicated truckload pay package." Drivers will receive a higher rate per mile with no qualifiers, bonuses, or mileage bands.

Blair Ewell, senior vice president of Truckload, said, "We are delighted for the opportunity to continue to improve our culture at USA truck. We have listened to the feedback from our drivers and are responding to that feedback. Our new simplified pay package is a significant improvement to the lives of our drivers."

USA Truck has made other changes to benefit drivers, including lower healthcare premiums, increased life insurance, added paid holidays, improved paid time off, added bereavement pay, and increased per diem. Additionally, the company has focused on creating jobs that match the lifestyle jobs sought by drivers: company self-dispatch, home daily shuttle runs, and local jobs.