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Bulldog Driver Pay Hike Includes Guaranteed Minimum Salary

November 07, 2017

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With Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express (second from right) are senior drivers (left to right), Robert Gibbs, Timothy Smith,and Gerald Waring. Photo courtesy of Bulldog Hiway Express
With Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express (second from right) are senior drivers (left to right), Robert Gibbs, Timothy Smith,and Gerald Waring. Photo courtesy of Bulldog Hiway Express

Bulldog Hiway Express, a Daseke company, has announced a driver-compensation program called Salary Plus that includes a guaranteed minimum salary of $1,000 a week in its flatbed division.

Drivers for Bulldog’s flatbed division currently average $1,300 per week or more than 60 cents per mile for a daily average of $270.

Under Salary Plus, drivers will have the opportunity to earn above the minimum $1,000 a week, since the company offers short-mileage runs that maximize daily earning potential and get drivers home for most evenings and weekends.

The program is open to all drivers with a CDL license. Previous experience in flatbed or open-deck hauling isn’t necessary as the company will provide that training.

Salary Plus also includes such features as 100% company-paid health insurance, a matching 401(k) program, and participation in Daseke’s stock grant ownership program. Late model tractors are offered to drivers, which include EpicVue in-cab satellite TV, with  NFL package, at no cost to the driver. The company also offers a spouse and pet rider policy, plus driver recognition and rewards.

Bulldog’s Salary Plus program also includes:

  • 50 cents per loaded mile minimum on an average of 2,000 total miles weekly
  • $300 additional weekend pay after two consecutive weekends outs
  • $100 for clean DOT roadside inspections
  • $1,000 sign-on bonus
  • $3,000 referral bonus
  • Paid vacation after one year of employment;
  • $50,000 company-paid life insurance.

“We want to get the word out of what great jobs Bulldog Hiway Express has to offer drivers with a good work history and a good driving record, who have a desire and a skill to work in an environment where they can be respected and earn a top wage for their family and maximize family home time,” said Phil Byrd Sr., president and chief executive. “Stability, seniority, tenure, experience, safety, productivity, quality – all of those are good for our customers, the safety of the motoring public, our drivers and the company.”

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