KLLM Transport Services, one of the leading temperature-controlled, truckload carriers in North America, this week announced the largest comprehensive pay and compensation increase in company history.
Every over-the-road and regional company driver and independent contractor leased on with KLLM will receive a pay and compensation increase in February. OTR company drivers will see the highest cents per mile bump of almost 33 percent. KLLM Driving Academy students coming out of training have the option to go company driver or independent contractor immediately and will also see their earning potential jump by 33 percent, according to a statement from the company..
Regional company drivers and independent contractors will see their pay and compensation rise 10 to 16 percent in February with every regional company driver position in the company having a guaranteed weekly minimum pay option.
“KLLM drivers have been nothing short of remarkable over the last few years through some challenging times in the transportation industry. They’ve stepped up to the plate every time they’ve been asked to keep food on the shelves and stores stocked,” said Jim Richards, KLLM president and CEO. “We are thrilled to pass along the largest pay increase in company history starting in February and the response from our current drivers has already been tremendous. Our leadership has taken feedback and put it into action with not only increasing driver wages, but also moving to practical miles, paid time off, and higher guaranteed weekly pay options.
“Guaranteed minimum weekly pay options is something we implemented over the last year and have now rolled out nationwide to our regional company drivers keeping their wages more predictable. If available to drive, they know exactly how much they’ll bring home each week versus having the ups and downs that can occur in some instances.”
Paid earned time off for OTR company drivers will also be implemented soon where drivers who have earned home time will now be paid for the days they’re off the road.
Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, KLLM offers a range of transportation services including over-the-road, regional, dedicated, intermodal, and logistics.