EAGAN, MN —Canadian trucking giant TransForce has one of their US Companies, Transport America, increasing driver pay for all current and potential drivers.
Class of operator Pay increase
Owner Operators +2 cents per mile
Team Drivers +1 cent per mile
Hazmat pay +4 cents per mile
Newly hired drivers up to 40 cents per mile
experienced drivers 43 cents per mile
Could this trend be coming to Canada anytime soon?
Or will the bean counters at TransForce figure out that being paid by the mile is inherently unfair?
TransForce is big enough to effect a major upheaval in the way drivers and owner operators are paid, and make it a fairer playing field, however, will they do so?
Two or three cents a mile isn’t going to have TransForce recruiters living the easy life, in fact, it won’t change much at all. Discovering a methodology to pay drivers paying them for all they do, not just the “wheels turning” portion, will.