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In an unprecedented move, Continental Express raises driver pay for the second time in nine months


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SIDNEY, OH — Continental Express Inc. announced Memorial Day weekend a pay increase for all company drivers, effective immediately. In an unprecedented move, this is the carrier’s second driver pay raise within the last year, a continuous effort to ensure their drivers take home top industry pay.

The new package includes a $0.02 CPM increase for over-the-road drivers, a $0.01 CPM increase for dedicated route drivers, and an additional $1/hour for all local and hourly-paid drivers. The raise applies to current drivers and the starting wage for new drivers, bringing the annual start pay to $86,000.

This is Continental Express’s second raise for professional drivers in only nine months. In October 2020, OTR drivers saw a $0.03 CPM pay increase; the company’s largest raise to date. Dedicated and local driver raises came in January 2021.

“We know who is going the extra mile every single day, so recognizing and rewarding them is not an option—it is a must,” said Continental Express’ Director of Operations, Jake Albers. “Being dynamic and agile in the ever-changing economic climate enables us to always remain competitive and worthy to delivering superior service to all of our internal and external customers.”

Increased pay is just one of many efforts making the company a driver-forward operation. 

Flexible home and family time are at the forefront of operations. All OTR drivers receive 4 weeks of paid vacation, and 90% of drivers are home by noon on Saturday. Additionally, health insurance is free of cost to regional drivers. 

“Continental Express has always been family oriented. When it comes to financially taking care of your family, they are top tier. We’ve always enjoyed steady raises on a consistent basis,” said David Wolford, a dedicated driver with the company for over 17 years.

Providing industry-leading, safe equipment to drivers is a high concern as well. The fleet consists of the latest Freightliner Cascadias and the trucks’ Qualcomm units are in the process of being replaced with new iPad tablets, equipped with a custom-built app, CE-GO.

To learn more about Continental Express, find them on social media @continentalexpressinc or call their recruiting team at 1-800-497-2100. Continental’s terminals are located in Gaffney, South Carolina, Danville, Virginia, Louisville, Kentucky, Fort Worth, Texas, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Columbus, Ohio. Their corporate office is located in Sidney, Ohio.

To apply for a driving position or to learn more about one, click here to apply.

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