Thomasville, N.C.-based Old Dominion has increased its base pay 4.9 percent, which will go into effect this week. The increase may differ for some drivers due to variables like driving distance and lanes utilized. The company says the increase is to offset rising costs and affect ODFL559/555 tariffs and the 505 Canadian tariffs. The increase will also cause a nominal increase in intrastate, interstate or cross-border lane charges.
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Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.