CRST Expedited Inc. announced that the company has allocated $10 million to increase the pay of current drivers and to attract new drivers.
The company says the pay increase is intended to make up for productivity loss due to recent HOS regulations and to compensate drivers by providing performance-based bonuses.
CRST says that the new HOS regulations have reduced driver pay because drivers are traveling, on average, 5% fewer miles, Transport Topics reported.
Recently, CRST announced plans to build a new-driver training facility.
In May, CRST International started work in Jurupa Valley, Calif., on an 18.7-acre driver training and truck maintenance facility in the Agua Industrial Park near the I-10 and I-15 freeways.
The $13 million facility will be three times the size of the current CRST facility in Fontana, Calif., and will add 30 new jobs to the area, the company says.
The campus will feature 16 state-of-the-art truck and trailer maintenance bays, with capacity to service up to 100 tractors and trailers per day. Additionally, the property will feature an on-site truck wash and can accommodate 175 trailers in a secured parking lot.
The driver training section of the facility will be approximately 30,000 square feet and will include classrooms, food and entertainment venues and 30 dormitory style rooms.