(Claremont, NC) Cargo Transporters, Inc., a regional and national carrier, is pleased to announce a driver pay increase effective March 31, 2019. The pay increase will include all over-the-road and regional fleet drivers.
Cargo Transporters will increase solo, over-the-road driver pay 2 cents/mile on all dispatched miles. Team and regional drivers pay will increase 1 cent/mile on all dispatched miles.
Drivers with Cargo Transporters are also inherently compensated more for miles driven, since the carrier calculates pay based on Practical Route miles, instead of industry standard, Household Good mileage (HHG) shortest miles. HHG shortest miles are used by most trucking companies, however, Practical Route miles are typically, on average 8% higher.
“Cargo is a leader in safety and service, which is a direct reflection of our drivers and staff. We have always had a tradition of providing great careers, benefits and the safest equipment to our drivers. The increase is an ongoing commitment to our drivers and their families,” states, Dennis Dellinger, President.
Driver income has increased considerably over the last years. In 2018, the upward trend continued with the average solo income being $60,000.00. More than 25% of the drivers earned in excess of $67,000.00.
Cargo Transporters is a truckload carrier operating 525 trucks serving the continental U.S. Based in North Carolina, the company operates terminals in Claremont, Charlotte and Rocky Mount. The company employs over 700 people.
For more information please see www.cargotransporters.com