Fuel for Thought | Pay Increase from Transport America

transport-americaAt Transport America, we recognize that our success begins and ends with our drivers. Our steadfast goal as a company is to provide the ultimate driver experience, and while you can find all kinds of companies making wild promises, we put our money where it is most valuable to you … in YOUR pocket. Here at Transport America, we are committed to paying in the top 10% of the industry in combined pay rate and miles in order to attract transport-americaand retain the best drivers in the industry. With that being said, I am proud to let you know that once again, Transport America is increasing driver pay!

So what does this mean for you as a TA driver? If you are an independent contractor, effective July 1, we have raised pay so that all owner-operators will make $1 per mile in addition to accessorial reimbursements. If you are one of our solo company drivers, you will see at least a $0.01 increase per mile, effective September 1, making Transport America’s top rate of pay $0.47 per mile for OTR drivers and up to $0.42 per mile for regional drivers. With our pay for performance program, you can reach these top pay levels faster than any of our competitors. I am thrilled to report that this keeps Transport America at the top of the industry for driver pay, continuing to make us one of the greatest transportation companies for driving careers. Click here for more details.

Many of our competitors do not have plans to increase driver pay this year, but we respect and acknowledge the sacrifices our drivers make every day, and this is just one of the many ways we plan to show our appreciation in 2015. To hear more details and learn about other enhancements we are making, please give us a call. We want to hear from you.

All of the positive changes happening at Transport America are part of The Great Driver Experience; something we have come to be known for. I am proud to lead an organization that is dedicated to putting the driver first, and I would like to thank each and every one of you for choosing to drive for Transport America.