Photo via CFI

Photo via CFI

Truckload carrier CFI is investing in its drivers with a 2-cent per mile pay raise, improved home time policy, newer tractors, and upgraded technology, the company announced.

The per-mile raise goes into effect this month. When combined with the company’s existing compensation and incentive programs, the raises increase total starting per-mile pay for new-hire one-year experienced drivers to a total of 44.5 cents per mile. Team drivers, independent contractors, and hourly drivers in California also received compensation increases.

The company has also improved paid time off and home time policies, along with additional in-house phone support, according to CFI.

"We take pride in providing competitive compensation, newer equipment, and advanced technology,” said Tim Staroba, president of CFI. “Our drivers are the company's most important asset; we empower and incent them to operate our equipment as safely and efficiently as possible."

CFI has purchased 626 new Kenworth T680 tractors with 76-inch sleepers as well as a contract with on-board communications system provider PeopleNet, bringing new vehicles and new technologies into its fleet. The Kenworth trucks are equipped with Cummins engines and automated manual transmissions and will be arriving in March.

CFI chose PeopleNet for its updated tablet and technology after the company researched on-board communications systems through pilot programs, focus groups, and surveys.