In Cowan’s Regional Driver Incentive Program drivers with both their hazmat endorsement and one year of verifiable experience with their current employer will earn a $20,000 bonus. - Photo: Cowan

In Cowan’s Regional Driver Incentive Program drivers with both their hazmat endorsement and one year of verifiable experience with their current employer will earn a $20,000 bonus.

Photo: Cowan

Baltimore-based Cowan Systems announced an incentive program in which newly hired qualified CDL-A drivers can earn $20,000 if they join the company by Oct. 1.

In Cowan’s Regional Driver Incentive Program all new drivers are automatically eligible to earn $15,000. To earn $17,500, drivers must have either one year of experience with their current employer or their hazmat endorsement. Drivers with both their hazmat endorsement and one year of verifiable experience with their current employer will earn a $20,000 bonus.

"New drivers to Cowan Systems will get more than half of their payout amount within the first six months. This isn't a sign-on bonus that pays you tiny sums for years," said Steve Wells, chief operating officer of Cowan, in a press release. "Professional truck drivers who join us now will get their full payout in less than 18 months."

Each driver's offer letter will include the outline of this incentive program and what they can expect to see with a clear payment schedule, Cowan officials said.

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