Thursday, November 23, 2017

Hornady increases per-mile pay for current and new-hire drivers and incentive pay


Thursday, November 9, 2017
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

In addition to regular compensation, Hornady drivers such as John Bridgwaters also receive over-dimension, holiday and clean-inspection pay, accrue merchandise in a company rewards program and receive bonuses for referring drivers and customers to the company. (Courtesy: HORNADY TRANSPORTATION)
In addition to regular compensation, Hornady drivers such as John Bridgwaters also receive over-dimension, holiday and clean-inspection pay, accrue merchandise in a company rewards program and receive bonuses for referring drivers and customers to the company. (Courtesy: HORNADY TRANSPORTATION)

MONROEVILLE, Ala.  — Hornady, a Daseke company, is increasing per-mile pay for both current and new-hire drivers and increasing other incentives to further enhance what is already one of the industry’s top compensation and benefits packages, according to a company news release.

The move comes just two weeks after Hornady, a specialist in flatbed hauling, announced it will guarantee drivers a minimum weekly pay of $1,000.

Under the new schedule, drivers hired with at least 36 months driving experience will receive 53 cents a mile, up from 49 cents a mile. Starting rates for drivers with less experience were also increased. On a driver’s anniversary date, he or she will receive penny-a-mile increases, up to a cap of 56 cents a mile.

Drivers already with Hornady will also benefit from the new pay schedule, with an immediate increase for current drivers from 52 cents per mile to 54 cents. They, too, will see increases on each anniversary until they reach the 56-cent cap.

Chris Hornady, CEO, said the increases are part of a driver-centric operating philosophy to recognize their contributions to the company’s success and growth.

“We are increasing our pay to attract experienced drivers with a strong work ethic,” Hornady said. “We’re a growing company with an expanding fleet of 270 trucks, and we need to recruit the industry’s best drivers. These pay increases will help us do that. We also want to reward our experienced drivers who have helped make this company what it is today.”

This pay increase is in addition to previous increases which included tarp pay, layover pay, detention pay and breakdown pay.

Hornady drivers also receive over-dimension, holiday and clean-inspection pay, accrue merchandise in a company rewards program and receive bonuses for referring drivers and customers to the company. New drivers receive a $2,500 sign-on bonus and orientation pay (recently increased to $1,000). They will also receive a $4,000 grant in the Daseke stock ownership program.

Drivers interested in joining the Hornady team can visit www.drivehornady.com.

Hornady Transportation was founded in 1928. 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 and serving the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Hornady operates a fleet of 270 late model trucks and 375 flatbed trailers.

 

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