Averitt Express Announces New Regional Driver Pay

by Jake Tully - Published: 6/08/2018

In a recent announcement made by Averitt Express, the transportation and logistics company reports new pay increases for newly hired experienced truck drivers in the regional truckload division of the company, starting drivers at $0.46 per mile.

Averitt reports that experienced truck drivers will begin at the newly implemented pay rate of .46 to .50 cents per mile depending on a driver’s location, while drivers joining the company with less than six months experience will see this pay rate after they complete a training program at the company, with pay for those in training offered at $800 per week.

According to Averitt, the new pay rate is part of several offerings from the company to drivers, including amenities such as modern trucks and safety technology as well as driver support centers across the company’s extensive network.

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“We’re proud to provide our regional drivers with competitive pay, as well as a great benefits package and positive working environment,” said Averitt’s vice president of human resources Elise Leeson. “All of these are part of our overall commitment to providing a high quality of life for our driving force and making sure our team is strong for the long haul.”

In addition to the pay increases, Averitt reports that the company offers drivers a referral program incentive paying up to $2,750 upon the hire of a referred candidate as well as a rewards program that incentivizes drivers meeting positive benchmarks such as operational goals and milestones for safe-driving.

Among other recent enhancements for regional truckload drivers for Averitt include 100% no-touch freight, solo driving opportunities after drivers reach 6 months of driving experience, and the dissolution of requirements for Hazmat and Tanker endorsements.

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