K L Harring Transportation LLC, a provider of team truckload service that specializes in dedicated time-sensitive cargo, announced a mileage pay raise and enhancements to the company’s overall compensation package.
According to the National Transportation Institute (NTI), this will place the members of the K L Harring fleet among the highest-paid professional truck drivers in the United States.
As of July 1, 2018, the base pay rate for K L Harring team drivers increased to 70 cents per mile. Team drivers will also be eligible for pay incentives related to fuel savings and safe operation, each paid on a quarterly basis, which can add up to four cents per mile to the base rate. In addition to the adjustments in the mileage rate, K L Harring has increased the company’s weekly guaranteed minimum pay to $1,600 per driver for each week out on the road—regardless of the number of miles driven.
“We have always believed that our drivers are the most important part of our company, and we have always tried to be proactive with our pay,” said Keith Harring, company president. “We want to reward our drivers for their continued great work, and we want to have a highly competitive compensation program in place that will allow us to continue to welcome experienced team drivers into what we feel is one of the nation’s most elite fleets.”
Harring launched his fleet as an owner-operator in 1978. The family atmosphere within his company is reflected by a driver-friendly environment. Team drivers are running dedicated, no-touch freight on planned runs with consistent miles and regular home time. K L Harring drivers receive generous paid vacations and holidays, and even birthdays are among the paid holidays recognized by the company. The firm holds one of the strongest driver retention rates among its competitors, and women represent 40% of its overall driving community.
“We have a great deal of respect for Keith and the approach he has taken in building his company, from being an owner-operator driving his one truck 40 years ago to where K L Harring Transportation is today,” said Leah Shaver, chief operating officer of the NTI, who oversees NTI’s Top Paid Carrier Certification. This recognition has become one of the most coveted designations for truck fleets industry-wide.
K L Harring also provides four comprehensive health benefit package options, weekly driver settlements, paid vacation, paid holidays and birthdays, referral bonuses, retirement contributions by the company and even an improved per diem program.
With changes resulting from implementation of the 2017 tax law that eliminated the daily per diem deduction for company drivers, the firm has made increases to its per diem plus mileage program that will help to offset the loss of the per diem tax deduction. The company’s optional per diem plus mileage program is offered with no administrative costs to drivers.
To learn more about opportunities for experienced team drivers, visit https://klharring.com/.