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U.S. Xpress Raises Driver Pay 13%

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U.S. Xpress Enterprises said it is increasing base mileage pay for solo drivers by an average of 13% to retain and attract more drivers.

The company also is eliminating the sliding pay scale for all over-the-road solo drivers, Starting Aug. 25, drivers will earn the same base mileage pay regardless of the length of haul, according to U.S. Xpress.

“Our industry needs to celebrate professional, career drivers and better reward them for the hard work they do day in and day out to safely deliver freight on time and without incident,” U.S. Xpress CEO Max Fuller said in a statement. 

“Drivers are the ones who ensure that our store shelves are not empty, manufacturing does not grind to a halt and our economy does not stall,” he added.

The sliding pay scale made it difficult for drivers to calculate their base pay from week to week, according to the company and it decided on the change based on driver feedback.

“By making this investment today, U.S. Xpress will be in a better position to attract more professional, elite drivers that will help the company meet this emerging demand for its shipping services and ensure the company continues to grow as one of the leading providers of transportation services,” the company said in a statement.

U.S. Xpress ranks No. 18 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.

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