‘The best of both worlds’ — Trucking company innovates to offer drivers OTR pay with regional hometime

Want to get paid like an OTR driver but still enjoy regional driver hometime? This is the trucking company for you.

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A growing number of truck drivers are making the move to a company that is significantly increasing driver pay and helping them to maximize time at home with their families.

St. Louis-based trucking company Vega Transport has found success by making driver experience their top priority — even if it requires outside-of-the-box thinking. By working to provide drivers with better pay and a higher quality of life, Vega Transport has been able to grow their fleet and thrive financially even during uncertain times for the trucking industry.

Kicking Off 2021 With a New Driver Pay Package

Vega Transport company leaders have introduced a new pay package that raises pay by 6 CPM across the board as a way to reward drivers for their hard work and professionalism.

Effective February 22, 2021, drivers with 3 months of experience or less start out at $0.52 CPM with a pay increase every three months. Drivers with extensive experience can earn up to $0.64 CPM. At 3000 miles a week at the top pay of $0.64, drivers can gross as much as $1900 on a weekly basis. 

Other driver perks include a referral bonus worth up to $1000, a sign on bonus of $3000, plenty of available miles, health coverage after 1 month, vacation pay, 401K with company match, newer model equipment to operate, and a refrigerated load CPM bonus. The company also offers attractive lease-to-own options for drivers looking to take the next step in their trucking careers.

More Hometime Without Sacrificing OTR-Level Pay

The company is able to provide drivers with industry-leading hometime by utilizing smart driver route planning that takes advantage of the company’s centralized headquarters in combination with driver-friendly drop and hook loads.

We send drivers from the St. Louis area to various east coast destinations and 90% of them come right back to the St. Louis area. We are also able to give drivers great hometime because our drop and hook is probably 80% and we have a fleet of local drivers in St. Louis that prepare and deliver freight for the OTR drivers,” the company explained.

Because of Vega Transport’s innovative approach to route planning, drivers aren’t out on the road for weeks or months at a time — allowing them to spend less time at truck stops and more time sleeping in their own beds at home. The regional driver-style hometime is a major part of Vega Transport’s commitment to providing drivers with a family-friendly company culture.

Vega Transport is a full service, nationwide truckload carrier that was founded in 2005 and currently operates about 120 trucks. If you’re ready to become part of the growing Vega Transport team as either a company driver or an owner-operator, please click here to get started.

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