November 25, 2020 (Salt Lake City, Utah) - Pride Transport, a family-owned and operated Utah-based carrier, recently announced a significant driver pay raise across the board. Effective Dec. 1, 2020, driver pay increases 4 cents per mile with an additional 4 cents per mile for two years as part of its $10,000 sign-on bonus payout.
“This is an exciting announcement,” said Steve Schelin, director of recruiting for Pride Transport Inc. “What does that mean for a driver coming to Pride Transport? It means our base pay rate is 45 to 47.5 cents per mile and then we add so many extras.”
Schelin says Pride Transport offers a $10,000 sign on bonus paid out over two years. “That may sound like a long time but it’s paid at $100 per week for two years – that’s the equivalent of another 4 cent-per-mile raise during that time!” he says.
The company also has an unbeatable 401(k) program that matches contributions by a whopping 20 percent. On top of base pay, the company offers drivers pay for layover, breakdown, and stops, plus guaranteed detention. Drivers also enjoy paid holiday and vacation time.
Company drivers at Pride Transport enjoy affordable healthcare plans and paid orientation. Pride Transport also has 100% no-touch refrigerated freight, state-of-the-art equipment, and pet and rider programs. For more information about a career with Pride Transport, visit www.driveforpride.com or call 800-GO-PRIDE.
About Pride Transport:
Pride Transport was founded in 1979 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 450 units, Pride Transport provides OTR, Regional, Dedicated and local positions in its temperature controlled division. To learn more about driving opportunities available with Pride Transport, call the recruiting department at 800-714-4308 or visit the website at www.driveforpride.com.
TransAm Trucking, Inc. recently announced a pay increase for their long-haul company drivers and a rate increase for their independent contractors. Long-haul company drivers and independent contractors who have been employed or contracted with TransAm for at least six months received up to a 5 cents per mile increase. Drivers who have not been employed or contracted for at least six months will receive an increase after six months of continuous service.
“We want to show our gratitude to our noble drivers and accelerate our scheduled pay and rate increases for new drivers with TransAm.” said Pamela Caraway, Director of Recruiting at TransAm Trucking. “Our drivers have proven that they are essential to our country, and we are proud to work alongside some of the strongest individuals in the industry.”
Along with a pay and rate increase, TransAm Trucking has doubled the sign-on bonus to $5,000 for all driving positions. TransAm Trucking’s sign-on bonus pays out in four installments of $1,250 after the completion of 30, 60, 90, and 120 days. Once a driver receives their last installment of their sign-on bonus, TransAm offers a monthly driver retention bonus of $200 for company drivers and $250 for independent contractors. For more information, visit www.transamtruck.com.
TransAm Trucking, Inc. was founded in 1987 and operates a fleet of over 1,000 tractors and over 1,900 trailers out of its headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. TransAm also maintains a fully-staffed terminal, driver’s center and maintenance facility in Rockwall, Texas as well as a maintenance and orientation facility in Tampa, Florida. TransAm Trucking offers over-the-road, regional, dedicated, and local driving positions.
December 15, 2020 (Marshfield, WI) -- Roehl Transport has announced a sweeping pay increase for company drivers that will add thousands of dollars to their annual earnings.
CEO Rick Roehl revealed the driver pay increase on KC Phillip’s SiriusXM RoadDog Live radio program. “At Roehl, safety is synonymous with professionalism, and our drivers are leaders in safety, productivity and pay. So this increase to our accident-free pay reinforces our commitment to rewarding our professional truck drivers,” Rick Roehl said.
Roehl Transport has long been on the National Transportation Institute’s list of Top Paying Carriers, validating their reputation as the Take Home More, Be Home More trucking company. Roehl’s pay plan is performance-based, and Roehl company drivers earn accident-free pay as they drive. They do not have to wait until the end of the year or even the quarter. “This could increase our drivers’ compensation by $2,000-3,000 or more per year,” Rick Roehl added. The driver pay increase will be effective on February 1, 2021.
In addition to increasing truck driver pay, Roehl Transport has added more than 100 home daily truck driving jobs throughout Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The new positions cater to experienced drivers who want to be home every day and weekends, too.
“We know that truck drivers are looking for local driving jobs because they want to be home more,” said Rick Roehl. “So we created additional positions that get drivers home every day. Many of these driving positions offer regional pay plans creating a great combination of more pay and more home time,” he added.
“Often experienced drivers take a pay cut to work a local driving job in their area – but not with these new positions,” Rick Roehl continued. “These drivers will average about 400 miles a day, working Monday through Friday, and they get home every day.”
As one of North America’s largest, safest and most successful trucking companies, Roehl Transport provides flawless transportation services to customers across the United States. The company employs experienced truck drivers and offers paid CDL training for people who want to be truck drivers with a variety of fleet and home time options such as national, regional and dedicated positions. More than half of Roehl drivers are home at least every week.
“During this peak shipping season, we’re open, hiring experienced drivers and training new drivers to meet the critical supply chain needs of our nation,” said Rick Roehl.
For more information on truck driving jobs or paid on-the-job CDL training with Roehl Transport, call 715-591-7050 or visit www.roehl.jobs.
For media inquiries, contact Tim Norlin, Roehl Transport Vice President of Driver Employment at 715-591-7266.
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In partnership with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, the curriculum was designed to provide the girls with insight into the trucking industry. The event was planned for October 13th, which was Columbus Day and there was no school scheduled.
Olive-Harvey College in the southeast Chicago area hosted the event and provided a meeting area for the girls to listen and learn about trucking, as well as two tractor-trailers for the girls to climb in and learn about. Joanne Ivory is the Associate Dean of the college and coordinated the event.
The day began with a welcome from Ms. Harvey in the auditorium, followed by a short talk about careers in the trucking industry by Women In Trucking President/CEO, Ellen Voie. A video about trucks was provided by J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
The keynote speaker was Dr. H. Lenora Hardee, who talked about her job as Chief Technical Engineer at Navistar, Inc. Dr. Hardee told the girls about the importance of truck cab design and how it relates both to comfort for the driver as well as aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. She explained that a proper fit is crucial and asked the younger girls if they felt comfortable in the auditorium chairs when their feet couldn’t reach the floor. She showed them photos of mannequins in cabs and how the pedals, steering, and seats must allow the driver to be able to reach all of them.
The girls were then led outside to where to tractor-trailers were parked and numerous instructors were available to talk to them about the skills needed to drive a truck. Older Scouts were allowed to climb into the trucks and see the view from the driver’s seat. They learned about the parts of the tractor and trailer and the importance of maintaining the equipment for efficiency and safety.
Ms. Ivory had activities ready for the girls when they returned to the auditorium. First, they were given maps and asked to identify things on the maps and to look at the geography of the rivers, roads, and state borders. They were then provided with cardboard trucks to assemble and to take home after the event.
Averitt Express provided a pizza lunch and snacks of chips were donated by Frito-Lay. The Girls Scout Troop provided fruit drinks for the Scouts and their chaperones.
At the end of the event, each Girl Scout was presented with the first ever Transportation Patch for her sash. They were all surprised to receive goodie bags from Women In Trucking Association with items from corporate members and sponsors. The cost of the patches was paid for by C. H. Robinson, Inc.
There were eighty-four girls ranging in age from four to thirteen who attended the Girl Scout day at Olive-Harvey College. Accompanying the girls were many moms and dads who were also told about potential jobs available in the trucking industry.
The day was truly a historical opportunity to launch an initiative that will introduce the next generation of girls to careers as drivers, mechanics, engineers, managers and company owners.
Women In Trucking Association and the Girls Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana have finalized the curriculum, which will be shared with troops across the country that can offer the same patch in their area.
We are truly proud of initiating this opportunity to share the trucking industry and its importance to these girls. More importantly, we are supporting our mission to increase the percentage of women employed in the trucking industry by introducing these girls to career opportunities at a young age.
For more information about the Transportation Patch and how to present the curriculum to your local troops, call Women In Trucking Association at 888-464-9482.
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