Covenant Boosts Mileage Pay 6% To Attract Drivers

As the shipping industry rebounds from the recession, trucking company Covenant Transport Inc. said Wednesday that it has boosted its mileage pay by about 6% to help maintain and recruit hazmat-certified team drivers for it's over-the-road program.

As the shipping industry rebounds from the recession, trucking company Covenant Transport Inc. said Wednesday that it has boosted its mileage pay by about 6 percent to help maintain and recruit hazmat-certified team drivers for its over-the-road program.

The company, which has about 2,300 drivers, says it will also begin reimbursing employees up to 15,000 for training costs as well as start a “Peak Pay” program that will reward those who haul for the company from October through January.

“Professional drivers are the cornerstone of our industry and we are committed to doing whatever it takes to hire, retain, and cultivate a safe professional driving force,” Covenant Chief Operating Officer Sam Hough told the Times Free Press.

Similarly, trucking company U.S. Xpress recently announced that the company is increasing the base mileage pay for their OTR solo, non-dedicated truck drivers by an average of 13 percent effective August 25.

 

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Times Free Press

Covenant Transport