U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, Tenn., is increasing its base mileage pay and making other compensation changes for over-the-road, solo, non-dedicated truck drivers.
The base pay will increase an average of 13 percent, effective Aug. 25.
In addition to increasing the base mileage pay, U.S. Xpress will also eliminate the sliding pay scale for all OTR solo drivers based on feedback from its current driver population. For many, the sliding pay scale made it difficult for drivers to calculate their base pay from week to week. Starting on Aug. 25, U.S. Xpress will implement a simpler pay structure where all OTR solo drivers will earn the same base mileage pay regardless of the length of haul that they are running for the company.
U.S. Xpress pointed out it's making this change as it continues to identify new, emerging business opportunities with its strategic customers, most of which will be supported by OTR solo drivers.