Pride raises pay, adds paid holidays and DirecTV

Updated Aug 12, 2015

Pride Transport (ranked 225th on Commercial Carrier Journal’s Top 250 list) has announced several changes to their driver pay scale, including mileage pay increases that will benefit all incoming drivers and all existing refrigerated drivers.

Pride Transport just raised paid and added six paid holidays.

The Salt Lake City-based company’s new Pay For Performance (PFP) plan will give each driver at least a 2 cent per mile increase.  This will bring Pride’s pay range to $.33 – $.42/mile depending on experience level.  In addition to the rate-per-mile increase for all refrigerated drivers, Pride also announced six paid holidays per year for all drivers. Another benefit Pride recently announced is the free installation of DirecTV units in their tractors.

Pride announced the PFP plan to reward those drivers who display the highest levels of safety, customer service, fuel economy and productivity. Under this new pay plan, drivers at Pride Transport can earn additional pay increases in as little as every 10 months.

Drivers earn points for miles, fuel efficiency and on-time performance each month with a maximum score of 1,000 points. When a driver accumulates 10,000 points, they earn another pay increase.

Drivers are also eligible for a monthly mileage bonus and a fuel bonus based on a key set of metrics. These bonuses range from $.01 – $.07/mile and are paid the following month.

“We really did our homework on this new pay package,” said Chief Executive Officer, Jay England. “We utilized driver focus groups to ensure our drivers had a voice in the process and that the end product was easy to understand. We provide the drivers with an up-to-date point total on every pay statement so they can see exactly where they stand.”

Another benefit announced by Pride Transport is six paid holidays each year.

“Our drivers work hard all year long, and many of them work these holidays,” said England. “This is a way to say ‘thank you’ and put more money in their pockets.”

The six holidays will be paid to all drivers who work that day or not.

Pride also began installing DirecTV satellite reception in their trucks in 2014.

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“This is one way we can provide a little piece of home in the truck,” said Director of Recruiting, Steve Schelin. “It has been so well received by our fleet and by potential drivers; the fact that we can install the equipment for free is extremely attractive. Pride will also pay all or part for the monthly subscription fee if the driver maintains above a 700 score each month.