Cargo Transporters, Inc., recently announced its third and largest driver pay and compensation increase for 2021. This pay increase is effective Nov. 7 for its local, short-haul, and over-the-road drivers. In addition to the increase in driver pay, all employees will gain an additional week of paid time off beginning in 2022.
“During the last 18 months, our drivers have continued to make sure that our customers received their products, uninterrupted,” said company Chairman John Pope. “Whether it was medical supplies, groceries, raw materials, or other retail goods, our drivers were first to place themselves at risk with COVID-19 to make sure all these items got to their destinations. Without truck drivers, and those that support them, the ability for our nation to begin recovery would have been set back months, if not years. Our announcement today is to show our appreciation to the professional drivers who have dedicated themselves to making sure our economy and lives continue on."
Cargo Transporters will increase solo driver pay an additional 2 cents per Rand McNally practical mile on all dispatched miles, increasing starting base pay to 54 cents per mile. Team driver pay will increase 1 cent per mile on all dispatched miles. Additionally, local and short haul pay will increase. All In pay will increase to 60 cents per mile. Along with these increases, maximum wait time pay, layover, and breakdown pay have been adjusted upward.
New employees starting with the company will accrue three weeks of PTO, gaining an additional week of PTO at 10, 20, and 30 year anniversaries.
Cargo Transporters is a truckload carrier operating nearly 500 trucks serving the continental U.S. Based in North Carolina, the company operates terminals in Claremont, Charlotte, and Rocky Mount. The company employs over 600 people.