Maverick Transportation, LLC Announces Temperature Control Driver Pay Increase

April 30, 2012

Citing customer growth and continued company expansion, Maverick Transportation, LLC announced a pay raise for its temperature control drivers, effective April 29, 2012.

The new plan implements a $.02/mile across the board increase for drivers in the temperature control division. All current Maverick drivers, as well as new drivers coming into this division will receive an increase in starting pay. In addition, Maverick raised detention pay to $15 an hour, almost doubling the previous rate. Starting pay for experienced temperature control drivers will now be $.41 – $.42/mile. Students with no experience will start at $.35/mile and increase to $.38/mile after 3 months. Drivers receive a $.01/mile increase after 1 year. An additional longevity incentive each year, for up to five years, was also recently announced.

“Our goal is to stay competitive in driver recruiting while simultaneously rewarding and retaining our existing drivers,” said Director of Recruiting Brad Vaughn. “This is the second pay raise that Maverick has implemented in 2012.”

Maverick announced significant investments in new equipment during 2011 and 2012. The fleet currently operates 2010-2012 model Freightliner tractors providing drivers one of the safest, most comfortable rides in the industry.  With safety and technology leading the way, Maverick’s temperature control trailers are equipped with two way communications, door sensors, fuel sensors, and more. “We anticipate a considerable increase in utilization with our recent investment in additional temperature control trailers,” said Drew Selig, Director of Temperature Control Divisions. “We know that a larger trailer pool means more options for both our drivers and our customers.”

Based in Little Rock, Arkansas and operating over 1,200 units, Maverick provides OTR and dedicated service to the flatbed, glass, machinery, and temperature controlled transportation markets throughout North America. To learn more visit their website at www.maverickusa.com