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Transport America upping driver pay

Updated Aug 14, 2014

Transport America has announced it is increasing pay for both current and new drivers.

The pay increase is for drivers in solo, team, regional and owner-operator divisions, TA says. It goes into effect Sept. 1.

The carrier has also lifted its requirement of the for the hazmat endorsement on its Pay for Performance Plan, it says.

For owner-operators, the pay increase is 2 cents a mile, TA says. Team drivers will get a 1 cent per mile increase, and hazmat drivers will get a 4 cent per mile increase.

Solo drivers will get a 1 cent per mile raise, too, and new hires with four or more years of driving experience will start out at 43 cents a mile, TA says. 

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