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American Central Transport Driver Raise Includes Detention Pay

February 14, 2018

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ACT contract drivers will be paid an additional 2 cents per mile and company drivers will receive a pay raise and be eligible for up to $500 in monthly bonuses. Photo via ACT
ACT contract drivers will be paid an additional 2 cents per mile and company drivers will receive a pay raise and be eligible for up to $500 in monthly bonuses. Photo via ACT

American Central Transport has announced that it is increasing both contractor and company driver pay this month as well as implementing a new bonus for company drivers.

"Our freight demand has increased and this has allowed us to offer these major boosts to our pay package," said Phil Wilt, ACT president and COO. "We're implementing the new bonus plan to reward our company drivers for the miles they drive.”

Effective Feb. 28, ACT contract drivers will be paid an additional 2 cents per mile. Company drivers will also receive a pay raise and be eligible for up to $500 in monthly bonuses as part of the company’s Drive Your Pay bonus plan.

Additionally, detention pay will be paid at $20 per hour for all qualifying loads.

Each month, company drivers can earn a $150 bonus for driving 9,000 miles. The bonus amount will increase with each thousand miles driven afterward, up to $500 for 12,000 miles.

"We strive every day to provide the best freight, top pay, strong benefits, and a culture that values our drivers," Wilt said. "We pledge to continue to monitor our driver pay programs and to remain an industry leader in our total compensation package."

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