Werner plans January pay increase for solo company drivers

Werner plans January pay increase for solo company drivers

Going into effect Jan. 1 next year, the increase equates to an average of $5,000 in increased annual pay for all 48-state solo company drivers in its one-way dry van division, the TL carrier said.

Werner Enterprises is rolling out another pay increase for its 48-state solo company drivers working in its one-way TL dry van division; a pay increase effective Jan. 1 next year that equates to an average of $5,000 annually.

The carrier noted this pay increase will affect approximately 1,400 company drivers.

“We consistently review compensation packages to see where improvements can and should be made,” said Derek Leathers, Werner’s president and COO, in a statement. “Pay increases are one piece of our multi-faceted approach to attract and retain the best in the industry and make Werner the employer of choice.”

This is Werner’s second major pay packet increase as effective Nov. 3, the carrier boosted owner operator per mile rates that equated to a total of $10,000 in increased annual payments. That pay hike impacted roughly a third of Werner's 48-state solo owner-operators working for its dry van division, the carrier said.

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