USA Truck Introduces New Simplified Pay Program

Post Date - Jun 7, 2021

One of the biggest complaints CDL-A truck drivers have had over the years is about complicated pay plans where you feel you’re always guessing about your earnings. Sound like what you’ve been facing? Well, here at USA Truck, we’re addressing that by simplifying our driver pay package based on weekly feedback we ask drivers to give us.
Three things were on the top of the list concerning pay: Increase the rate, bonuses are confusing, and they wanted their pay to be easily understood. USA Truck listened to this driver feedback and found a way to address those concerns by creating a new uncomplicated truckload pay package effective immediately. Now, drivers will receive a higher rate per mile with no qualifiers, bonuses, or mileage bands.

For regional drivers, you can start off earning up to $.525 CPM with six months’ experience depending on location. That’s a $.10 CPM increase in the base pay rate! Team pay rates offer $0.625 CPM split with twelve months’ experience.
Trainer pay has been revamped with a $.10 CPM increase plus another $.04 CPM whenever students are on the truck. Productivity Pay includes up to $0.04 cents per mile extra based on training miles logged. Our Student Retention Pay adds $0.01 CPM for each loaded mile your student completes during their first twelve months as a solo driver.

This simpler program is just one of numerous improvements USA Truck has made to driver compensation this year which focus on improving the lives of USA Truck drivers and their families. Changes have included lowered healthcare premiums, increased life insurance, added paid holidays, improved paid time off, added bereavement pay, and increased per diem. Additionally, the company has focused on creating jobs that match the lifestyle jobs sought by drivers: Company self-dispatch, home daily shuttle runs, and local jobs.

Blair Ewell, Senior Vice President of Truckload, told us, “We are delighted for the opportunity to continue to improve our culture at USA Truck. We have listened to the feedback from our drivers and are responding to that feedback. Our new simplified pay package is a significant improvement to the lives of our drivers.”

USA Truck is committed to being one Team in '21 and provides an excellent place for driver career paths. To drive with us, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old, have a minimum of two years verified experience in the military driving heavy equipment with a good driving record, have a valid CDL-A and pass a background check. We also have one of the best lease purchase programs in the industry. To qualify for a lease purchase, you’ll need to have at least six months of driving experience.

If you have questions about our pay programs or any career options we offer,
call 800-643-2530.