Trucking Firms Raise Pay To Keep Moving

When Steve Williams held grand opening ceremonies for Maverick Transportation LLC’s driver training center in late July in North Little Rock, the event came on the heels of his company announcing two pay raises for its drivers.

Williams said the pay raises, one an across-the-board 2 cents-a-mile raise and the other the waiver of a waiting period for a performance bonus, would raise his drivers’ annual pay to $50,000 to $58,000 for a first-year driver and to as much as $80,000 for an experienced driver. Then, Williams added an important insight.

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