Two of the country’s largest trucking companies recently announced pay increases for some of their truck drivers, including owner-operators.
Dart Transit (No. 58 on the CCJ Top 250) is giving some owner-operators that live along major freight lanes and growing markets up to an additional 4 cents per mile. The company says experienced owner-operators have the potential to earn up to $156,000 a year.
Dart also has sign-on bonuses and truck lease-purchase options for owner-operators.
Additionally, CRST Expedited, part of CRST International (No. 13), announced last week it is boosting pay for new contract student drivers by 15 percent. To qualify for the pay increase, these drivers must receive their commercial driver’s license training through the company’s training program.
CRST offers on-campus lodging, classrooms, meals and entertainment. Additionally, the company offers safety training to its drivers at no cost.