As part of its continued fiftieth-anniversary celebration, Averitt Express announced another pay increase for drivers.
All regional truckload dry van and flatbed drivers have received increases, with additional pay raises based on hazmat certifications for some drivers. It is the second pay increase for these groups of drivers in the past six months.
Starting today, Tuesday, June 8, all regional truckload dry van drivers without a hazmat endorsement will start at 52 cents per mile and average $1,200 in five days, with an estimated annual compensation of $62,400 per year, according to a statement from the company.
Regional truckload dry van drivers with their hazmat endorsement will start at 55 cents per mile and average $1,350 in five days, with an estimated annual compensation of $70,200 per year.
Regional flatbed driving associates will start at 57 cents per mile and average $1,440 in five days, with an estimated annual compensation of $74,880 per year.
All qualified regional truckload drivers will also receive a $5,000 sign-on bonus for a limited time.
In addition to mileage pay, regional dry van and flatbed drivers earn additional pay through Averitt’s “More Than Cents Per Mile” pay package, which includes minimum mile pay, per diem, layover, multi-stop and detention pay, plus additional amounts for assisting within Averitt’s LTL linehaul network.
Additionally, Averitt offers a referral program that pays up to $3,750 for the hiring of a referred candidate, and a rewards program that incentivizes positive actions such as achieving operational goals and safe-driving milestones.
“We are proud to continue providing a strong pay and benefits package for our regional drivers, as well as a team that is dedicated to supporting them on and off the road,” said Danny Crooks, Averitt’s vice president of corporate transportation. “For 50 years, we have worked to create a culture that is people-focused and a team that has our drivers’ backs over the long haul.”
This increase for regional driving associates comes just weeks after an increase for local drivers and operations associates in Averitt’s 85 LTL service centers. Regional drivers have an opportunity to transfer to local or dedicated driving positions throughout the company’s network after just six months of regional driving with Averitt.
For more information about Averitt’s benefits and career opportunities, visit AverittCareers.com.
Based in Cookeville, Tennesee, Averitt Express have more than 5,400 drivers.