Maverick Transportation increases temperature-control driver pay

Little Rock, AR, US: Temperature-controlled driver working for Maverick Transportation are getting a pay rise, according to Maverick has decided to boost drivers’ pay because of strong company and customer growth.

The new plan, which took effect at the end of April, implements a .02 cents/mile across-the-board increase for drivers in the temperature control division. All current Maverick drivers, as well as new drivers coming into this division will receive an increase in starting pay. In addition, Maverick raised detention pay to $15 an hour, almost doubling the previous rate.

Starting pay for experienced temperature control drivers will now be 41 to 42 cents per mile. Students with no experience will start at 35 cents a mile and increase to 38 cents a mile after three months.

Drivers receive a .01 cent per mile increase after one year. An additional longevity incentive each year, for up to five years, was also recently announced.

“Our goal is to stay competitive in driver recruiting while simultaneously rewarding and retaining our existing drivers,” says director of recruiting Brad Vaughn. “This is the second pay raise that Maverick has implemented in 2012.”

“We anticipate a considerable increase in utilization with our recent investment in additional temperature control trailers,” says Drew Selig, director of temperature control divisions. “We know that a larger trailer pool means more options for both our drivers and our customers.”

Maverick provides OTR (over the road) and dedicated services to the flatbed, glass, machinery, and temperature-controlled transport markets throughout North America.