Four fleets announce driver pay changes

USA Truck is one of four fleets to announce pay increases for drivers in recent weeks.USA Truck is one of four fleets to announce pay increases for drivers in recent weeks.

Four fleets have announced in recent weeks pay increases or bonus opportunities for their truck drivers.

USA Truck (No. 70 on the CCJ Top 250) has boosted pay for its regional drivers, effective Sept. 9. The raise includes a cents-per-mile base pay increase, based on the driver’s region. Under the new pay structure, drivers can earn up to 52.5 cpm.

In addition to the base pay increase, USA Truck is offering drivers a chance to earn up to 6 additional cents per mile to their weekly pay based on how many miles they run during the week.

Super Service LLC (No. 148) announced recently a performance plus pay program, allowing drivers to earn up to 52 cpm. The program allows drivers to earn more based on safety, availability, miles per gallon and service performance.

The company also announced a $15,000 sign-on bonus and 500 new trucks being delivered to the company over the next few months.

Big G Express (No. 176) is rolling out a 2 cents per mile increase, as well as switching to a PC*Miler practical miles pay program. The PC*Miler program compensates drivers according to the driving routes and distances they’re most likely to take. The company previously used the PC*Miler short miles program, which pays driver on the shortest route possible.

The 2 cpm increase brings starting pay to 42 cpm with top-out pay at 52 cpm.

Walmart is offering its drivers the opportunity to earn a referral bonus of up to $1,500 when they recruit a new hire.