Bulldog Hiway Express, a Daseke company, has announced a driver-compensation program called Salary Plus that includes a guaranteed minimum salary of $1,000 a week in its flatbed division.
Drivers for Bulldog’s flatbed division currently average $1,300 per week or more than 60 cents per mile for a daily average of $270.
Under Salary Plus, drivers will have the opportunity to earn above the minimum $1,000 a week, since the company offers short-mileage runs that maximize daily earning potential and get drivers home for most evenings and weekends.
The program is open to all drivers with a CDL license. Previous experience in flatbed or open-deck hauling isn’t necessary as the company will provide that training.
Salary Plus also includes such features as 100% company-paid health insurance, a matching 401(k) program, and participation in Daseke’s stock grant ownership program. Late model tractors are offered to drivers, which include EpicVue in-cab satellite TV, with NFL package, at no cost to the driver. The company also offers a spouse and pet rider policy, plus driver recognition and rewards.
Bulldog’s Salary Plus program also includes:
- 50 cents per loaded mile minimum on an average of 2,000 total miles weekly
- $300 additional weekend pay after two consecutive weekends outs
- $100 for clean DOT roadside inspections
- $1,000 sign-on bonus
- $3,000 referral bonus
- Paid vacation after one year of employment;
- $50,000 company-paid life insurance.
“We want to get the word out of what great jobs Bulldog Hiway Express has to offer drivers with a good work history and a good driving record, who have a desire and a skill to work in an environment where they can be respected and earn a top wage for their family and maximize family home time,” said Phil Byrd Sr., president and chief executive. “Stability, seniority, tenure, experience, safety, productivity, quality – all of those are good for our customers, the safety of the motoring public, our drivers and the company.”