Stevens raises pay for second time in past 12 months; largest in company history

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Dallas-based Stevens Transport recently raised driver pay for the second time in 12 months, and the company said its the largest pay increase in its 41-year history.

The new compensation plan became effective June 23 and increases OTR division pay by about 10%. Company drivers can now earn up to $0.60 per mile, depending on their level of experience, according to a statement from the company. Drivers in the dedicated and regional division can now earn up to $0.66 per mile depending on the region, experience, and the customer they are delivering for. Finally, this new pay increase means teams in the expedited division will be earning more than $150,000 annually.

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"We are committed to rewarding all of our drivers for the incredible work they are performing for our customers," said Clay Aaron, president. "Today, we are proud to announce our second pay increase in the past 12 months. This pay increase will be our largest in our 41 years of operation, and will immediately increase the pay in our OTR, Regional and Dedicated divisions.

"Stevens Transport remains committed to rewarding drivers for the safe and professional work they do. We will continue to provide a long-term career path with opportunities for financial growth for all drivers across all divisions."

Stevens Transport has been consistently ranked in the top 100 of largest for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada, and services the largest Fortune 500 food distributors with a network of operations throughout North America, Canada, and Mexico.