CFI has announced an overhaul of its driver compensation package that brings with it an immediate pay increase of up to 3 cents per mile for company and independent drivers.
The new compensation package includes an accelerated progression to the top of the pay scale as well as productivity bonuses and per diem programs.
“It is time to reward our professional drivers for their dedication and superior performance,” said Greg Orr, CFI’s president. “By collaborating with our customers, we increased network efficiency to provide record productivity for our drivers to run more miles.”
Effective July 22, current company over-the-road drivers will receive a pay increase from 1 to 3 cents per mile, based on accumulated career driving miles with the company. Independent contractors will also receive a 3-cent per mile increase. CFI has accelerated the time to reach top mileage pay by condensing the previous steps in mileage attainment.
CFI also recently added its first CFI per diem program, which allows drivers to pay a low fee for CFI to administer the per diem program as part of the payroll process to help drivers realize potential tax savings from on-the-road meal deductions and to keep more of their earnings.
Other amenities available to CFI experienced drivers include competitive health benefits, a 401(k)-retirement plan with company match, a pet-companion policy, free passenger passes, paid parking, a destination ownership program, a referral program, reimbursement for showers, and rewards for safety performance.
The company also provides tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance for new drivers learning the trade, and operates a driver-finishing program for those entering the business with minimal driving experience. CFI also actively recruits U.S. military veterans, enrolling them in specialized veteran-focused driver orientation and training.
“We’re pleased to share the success with our drivers – this includes pay, amenities, support programs and benefits that demonstrate our driver-first culture,” said Orr. “We believe the overall package and work environment we offer makes CFI the best choice for experienced professionals, as well as those looking to start a career in trucking.”