MONROEVILLE, Ala. — Hornady Transportation, LLC., a Daseke company, is initiating a weekly minimum pay guarantee of $1,000 to company drivers. Already one of the highest-paying flatbed companies in the country, with pay up to 52 cents per mile for experienced drivers, Hornady said it’s furthering its commitment to drivers with the pay guarantee.
“Drivers are the heart and soul of our company, and they make sacrifices by being away from home and loved ones,” said Chris Hornady, CEO of Hornady Transportation.
“The guarantee gives them assurances of being paid, even if they’re not driving due to customer delays, congestion, operations, and market conditions. Rolling out this program will help protect our drivers from issues they have no control over.”
According to Hornady, the company is continuing its driver-centric attitude, which has helped lower its driver turnover. “We continue to grow. We’re up to 270 trucks and are always looking for quality drivers to join our team. We offer a $2,500 sign-on bonus, orientation pay that we’ve increased to $1,000, plus other bonuses for driver and customer referrals.”
Based in Monroeville, Alabama, Hornady Transportation Inc., which was founded in 1928, hauls building products, steel components, and structures. The company recently acquired 2018 Kenworth T680s and runs a very young fleet.
“Our trucks are top-of-the-line and average less than three years in age. We’ve made an effort to customize the trucks with chrome packages, dual stacks and premium interiors; we’re high image. Our top drivers average more than 2,300 miles per week, which is excellent in flatbed hauling. So, the miles are there for dedicated drivers who are looking to maximize their pay,” said Joe Booker, president of Hornady Transportation.
Chris Hornady also said the driver-to-dispatch ratios continue to drop. “We believe communication and a solid relationship with our dispatchers is a vital component for a healthy relationship with our drivers,” said Hornady. “We want to meet our drivers’ needs. So, if they need to get home, need time off, or request a certain route; we do our best to make it happen.”
The company was founded in 1928 and is a leading flatbed transportation company. Operating east of the Rockies, Hornady supports building products and steel industries. In 2015, Hornady merged with Daseke Inc., the largest owner of flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking capacity in North America serving the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Hornady operates a fleet of 270 late model trucks and 375 flatbed trailers.