Maverick Increases Per Mile Pay for Glass Drivers

A Maverick Transportation driver. (Maverick Transportation via YouTube)

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Maverick Transportation is raising per mile pay by 2 cents for company drivers in its glass transportation division, the carrier announced.

The North Little Rock, Ark.-based flatbed, glass and specialized transportation carrier said Dec. 21 the pay increase, along with a new $200 border crossing pay, was effective starting Jan. 2.

The increase means student drivers could earn up to $76,000 their first year and experienced drivers could earn $87,000 their first year.

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“Driver pay increases are a direct result of the job our drivers do every day to be the best in the industry,” John Coppens, vice president of operations at Maverick, said in a statement. “As the largest specialized glass hauling fleet in the U.S., our customers rely on the best-in-class services we provide. Our latest pay increase for our over-the-road glass fleet is aimed directly at those driving jobs to meet the unprecedented need for our premier services.”

The increase follows a multifaceted benefit increase announced Nov. 15. Maverick at the time said all its drivers will receive a new pay bonus covering $100 a day for select holidays. The company also increased its current 401k + Match program to a 100% match up to 5% of the employee’s pay with a cap of $5,000, effective Jan. 1.

Maverick also announced an unlimited Wi-Fi program for drivers and a new safety system for its tractors.

Maverick ranks No. 79 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. — Transport Topics

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