For the second time this year, KLLM Transport Services has announced a pay increase for company truck drivers, pushing up the pay scale 30% in the past eight months.
"We're offering one of the highest company driver pay plans in the industry," said Jim Richards, president and CEO of KLLM. "Our driving force is the most important asset we have, and we want to provide them with the top-tier income that they deserve."
KLLM solo truck drivers will now receive 45 to 55 cents per mile depending on experience for an increase of 5 cents per mile on the high end of the pay scale. Over-the-road teams are now able to receive 55 to 60 cents per mile depending on experience -- up 7 cents per mile at the top of the pay scale, compared to the previous scale.
"Since we pay drivers based on their total driving experience, our company drivers can start at a higher income based on all of the verifiable experience they've had in their career. We have stronger requirements for our drivers, so we want our pay package to be at the top, too," said Richards. "Drivers also receive great benefits, health insurance and vacation pay, along with some of the newest late-model equipment in the business."