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Werner Bumps Van Company Truck Driver Pay $5,000 Across U.S.

December 1, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Werner Bumps Van Company Truck Driver Pay $5,000 Across the Nation

Werner Enterprises, the Omaha, Neb.-based truckload transportation and logistics provider, has just announced a significant pay increase for its 48-state solo van company drivers.

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the increase equates to an average of $5,000 in increased annual pay for all 48-state solo van company drivers, which impacts about 1,400 company drivers in Werner’s One-Way Truckload Van fleet.

“We consistently review compensation packages to see where improvements can and should be made,” said Derek Leathers, Werner’s president and COO. “Pay increases are one piece of our multi-faceted approach to attract and retain the best in the industry and make Werner the employer of choice.”

This is Werner’s second pay increase announcement this month. Effective Nov. 3, Werner announced the largest owner-operator per mile increase in company history that equates to a total of $10,000 in increased annual payments for all 48-state solo van owner-operators, which impacts about a third of Werner’s owner-operator fleet.

The trucking company also announced additional owner-operator dedicated opportunities, significant increases for owner-operator regional routes and special owner-operator interest rates as low as 7.99 percent for low mileage truck purchases.

Werner Enterprises was founded in 1956 and is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States.