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Daily Express surprises owner-operators with one-time bonus of $1,000+

Daily Express CEO Todd Long said his company has a long-standing owner-operator culture.

The Trucker News Services

1/16/2013

CARLISLE, Pa. — Daily Express, which provides heavy haul and specialized trucking, has announced a one-time special performance and safety bonus to its owner-operators for 2012.

CEO Todd Long declared the unique bonus was granted to the drivers based on a “year of excellence.”

This bonus was totally unexpected by the drivers and was issued in addition to Daily Express’ long-standing mileage and safety bonus programs, Long said. 

“Daily Express had an exceptional year in 2012 exceeding both revenue and safety benchmarks and the owner-operator fleet was a huge part of the success,” he said, adding that the one-time bonus was based on each owner-operator’s individual performance with mileage, earnings and safety as the main factors in determining the payout.

Many owner-operators cleared well over $1,000 with the top earners coming in over $1,200, Long said.

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Daily Express has a long-standing owner-operator culture where owner-operators come first, Long said.

Long recognized 325 owner-operators' role at the company’s 46th annual Safety Banquet on Jan.12 and praised their efforts.

“Daily Express was built on owner-operators,” he said. “We have the best drivers in the business and they really stepped up this year. I wanted to recognize all of their efforts and this one-time bonus was the perfect way to thank them for helping Daily Express to achieve an outstanding year.”

Long said the company still needs about 25 additional trucks in the fleet.

For more information on programs for owner-operators go to www.dailyrecruiting.com or contact Erik Thompson at ethompson@dailyexp.com or (717) 240-2188.

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