Thursday, January 18, 2018

Epes Transport invests $1 million-plus in compensation for its company, O-O drivers


Monday, October 2, 2017
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

Epes’ dry van regional division operates in the Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast and Texas. (Courtesy: EPES TRANSPORT)
Epes’ dry van regional division operates in the Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast and Texas. (Courtesy: EPES TRANSPORT)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Epes Transport System is offering new compensation plans for both company drivers and independent contractors representing an investment of more than $1 million in its driving force.

“This spring we improved our independent contractor pay package, which has led to sustained growth,” says Phil Peck, vice president of operations for Epes. “In the summer, we increased the hourly pay for local drivers, as well as mileage pay for all company drivers, including regional operations.”

For company drivers, Epes has raised its per-mile pay an additional 2 cents, which will boost earnings dramatically, Peck said, adding that independent contractors have all been changed to percentage-based pay.

“At Epes Transport, we believe that drivers deserve the best,” Peck said. “We appreciate and recognize their professionalism, dedication, and hard work. So, we want to support our drivers with modern equipment, desirable freight, and quality of life for them and their families.”

Epes Transport is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, with additional terminals located in Charlotte, North Carolina; Rockwall, Texas; Chester, Virginia; Morristown, Tennessee and Valdosta, Georgia, in addition to several drop yard locations.

The dry van regional division operates in the Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast and Texas.

Peck said Epes also has a dedicated division with more than 50 operations located in several Southeast and Gulf Coast states providing dedicated services including switching-shuttling, store deliveries, yard services and related offerings.

“We will continue to look at improvements that enhance the driver experience and satisfaction at Epes Transport and give back to our most valuable asset: our drivers,” Peck said.

For more information on the opportunities at Epes Transport System, visit www.epestransport.com or call (888) 454-4433.

 

 

 

 

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