Nussbaum Transportation announced that it would be giving its over-the-road drivers a 6% pay increase beginning in January 2015. The pay will be increased from 42 cents to 52 cents per mile based on the length of haul, with a minimum pay guarantee of $1,050.

“Our company is committed to improving wages to retain quality drivers and attract new people to this industry,” said company CEO Brent Nussbaum. “At a time of economic improvement in the U.S., with an abundance of non-driving jobs, pay plays an important role in keeping drivers on the road.”

When combined with Nussbaum’s performance-based bonus pay program a driver can earn average annual earnings of more than $63,000 per year with top drivers reaching more than $70,000, according to Nussbaum.