IRVING, Texas — Coinciding with Driver Appreciation Week, National Carriers said it was implementing a 2-cent-per-mile increase in company driver compensation.
Beginning on September 14, 2015, all experienced solo company drivers will receive a minimum of .40 per dispatched mile and team drivers will start at .46 CPM, whether loaded or empty.
National Carriers has increased driver pay over 14 percent in less than 12 months.
“NCI considers professional drivers a highly valued asset as NCI strives to lead the refrigerated transportation sector in customer service, public motoring safety, and on-time pickups and deliveries,” said Edward Kentner, NCI’s director of media.
Recognizing the need to offer opportunities for individuals interested in beginning or restarting a career as a professional driver, National Carriers is now offering driver training.
Qualified CDL holders requiring refreshment in over-the-road driving or drivers with a CDL who are new to the industry may now join NCI which is committed to hiring military veterans through participation in the ATA Hiring Our Heroes Initiative, Kentner said.
“With this announcement we are confident the contributions of our professional drivers will meet the continuing increased freight demands of our expanding customer base,” Kentner said.
To meet the escalating needs of its customers and professional drivers, National Carriers has invested in 150 2015 Utility refrigerated trailers equipped with SmartTruck UT6 aero-dynamics, 340 Kenworth T-680 Advantage tractors and 35 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractors.
The trucks are equipped with automatic transmissions, refrigerator/freezers, and auxiliary power units allowing for increased driver comfort and a reduction in total carbon footprint.
National Carriers is a diversified motor carrier servicing all 48 states in the continental United States with transportation offerings which include refrigerated, livestock, and logistics services.
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