Ozark Motor Lines is one of many fleets to increase driver pay to recruit and retain talent. Photo: Ozark Motor Lines

Ozark Motor Lines is one of many fleets to increase driver pay to recruit and retain talent. Photo: Ozark Motor Lines

Memphis, Tenn.-based Ozark Motor Lines has announced a new pay increase for its long-haul and regional truck drivers as well as driving teams.

Beginning June 1, over-the-road and regional drivers will receive a 2 cents per mile increase while driving teams will receive an additional 1 cent per mile. Ozark is also offering a per diem program that will benefit drivers as a result of tax law changes that went into effect earlier this year.

“It’s always great to be able to raise pay for our hard-working professional drivers,” said Patrick Landreth, vice president of human resources and safety. “These truck drivers have such an important job, Ozark makes it a priority to reward them for it.”

Ozark offers drivers a flexible home time program that gives drivers 48 hours of home time after spending 10 days on the road. Drivers can opt to stay out longer in exchange for extended home time hours. Other benefits include 401k plan, sign-on bonus, PrePass, no Hazmat hauls, no loading or unloading, and no Canadian or New York City routes.

Ozark also makes insurance benefits available to new drivers from date of hire. This includes Teladoc access to physicians, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance options. Cancer and minimal essential coverage insurance options are also available one month after the driver’s hire date.

To drive for Ozark Motor Lines, applicants must have at least three months of recent OTR experience, a valid CDL-A and be at least 21 years old. Current driving opportunities at Ozark include company drivers, owner operators, student drivers, teams, and dedicated accounts.

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