U.S Xpress raising driver pay

U.S. Xpress says it is increasing its base mileage pay for over-the-road, non-dedicated drivers by an average of 13 percent. Its pay increase goes into effect Aug. 25.

The carrier says its pay increases is designed to help recruit new drivers and retain current drivers.

It’s also eliminating its sliding pay scale in favor of what it says is a simpler pay structure in which drivers will earn their base mileage pay regardless of the length of haul.