Hornady Transportation this month began a driver compensation program designed to give drivers a guaranteed weekly gross minimum pay.
The program covers linehaul drivers in two Hornady categories: Linehaul 1 drivers, who are home every weekend and drive 4 — 5 days per-week; and Linehaul 2 drivers, who are home every other weekend and can be gone for 10 — 12 days at a time.
Drivers who earn 46 to 50 cents-per-mile will be guaranteed $1,000 per week. Those who earn 52 to 53 cents-per-mile will be guaranteed $1,100 per week, and drivers earning 54 to 56 cents-per-mile will be guaranteed $1,200 per week.
The drivers receive the guaranteed pay increase if their pay-per-mile increases.
“We know that this line of work requires a lot of sacrifices for professional drivers. They’re away from home and their loved ones for long periods of time,” said Joe Booker, president of Hornady. “This new pay program is one of the ways we can show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication.”
Monroeville, Ala.-based Hornady is a family-owned Daseke company. It is a flatbed carrier that operates east of the Rocky Mountains.