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Nussbaum bumps up driver pay

Nussbaum Transportation is increasing driver pay 1 cent per mile, effective June 3. Stop-off and loading/unloading pay increases were also implemented along with the addition of an East Coast premium for all Nussbaum drivers.

“The professional drivers at Nussbaum are some of the best in the industry and it is our desire to recognize and reward their performance,” said CEO Brent Nussbaum. “We are dedicated to the idea of  when our employees do well, Nussbaum does well… and when Nussbaum does well, our employees do well. Drivers are the backbone of our business, and we want to show that we truly appreciate their hard work and loyalty.”

Nussbaum has adjusted pay three times in the past year, it said. In addition to a previous 1 cent per mile increase, the company also switched to a “practical miles” pay formula to more closely match drivers’ paid miles to their actual routes; and it doubled the dollar payout in its performance-based quarterly bonus program.

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