C R England is offering a new bonus program for all company and independent contractor trainers in the Dedicated and Over the Road (OTR) divisions, as well as pay increases for solo company drivers in the Western Regional fleet.
This is the third announced compensation increase for thousands of C R England drivers since November 2014 and the second in the past 40 days.
As of March 2, 2015, each apprentice who is successfully trained and upgraded by a trainer will become a driver in the trainer’s network. Once the successful apprentice is placed on a truck after upgrade and begins running miles, the trainer will make one cent per mile for every mile the apprentice drives. For apprentices who move into local, intermodal driving positions, or work in a salary or mileage band application, the trainer will be paid a flat rate as long as the driver is active 14 out of 30 days each month.
This bonus represents an additional increase to the upgrade bonus for trainers announced in 2014. In November 2014, C R England doubled the value of the phase one upgrade bonus for all trainers. When an apprentice successfully upgrades on the first try, the trainer receives a $200 bonus.
Additionally, Brandon Harrison, chief operating officer, also announced a pay increase for Western Regional company solos that will go into effect as well. All Western Regional company solo drivers will receive an average pay increase of 14.1%.
“This pay raise will vary depending on driver tenure, but on average the per driver pay increase equates to $0.04 more per mile,” Harrison said.
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