Effective Jan. 1, 2000, starting pay for drivers with six months or less of experience will be 28 cents per mile. For six months to 1 year of experience, it will be 29 cents per mile. One to two years, 30 cents; two to three years, 31 cents; three to four years, 32 cents; four to five years, 33 cents; and five years or more, 34 cents.
The pay will be increased by one-half cent per mile every six months as long as the driver is employed with the company, up to a maximum of 39 cents per mile.
Each driver will also be eligible for an annual safety bonus of $1,000 each December if they have not had a chargeable accident during the year. New drivers will have their first bonus pro-rated for the number of months employed.