Lawrence Freight raises trucker pay by almost 50%
Lawrence Freight announced a significant increase in wages for its truckers.
The new wage scale of 70 cents a mile went into effect Saturday. It includes on-road drivers as well as Flatbed drivers.
The Virginia-based company will pay drivers an additional 2,5 cents per mile, up to $ 3000 a year, as quarterly bonuses for safety. The joint rate plan now allows TL drivers to earn up to $ 88000 a year and platform operators up to $ 92000 a year.
“Our drivers continued to provide the highest quality service to our customers during one of the most challenging times our country has ever experienced,” said CEO Warren Grosecloes.
In April 2021, Lawrence increased its OTR drivers’ salary by 4 cents per mile.
“Professional truckers are the most important link in the supply chain, and without them our economy will collapse and millions of our fellow Americans will suffer,” added Grosekloes.
Lawrence’s transportation services also include garbage collection and moving household items. In addition, the company provides warehouse and equipment maintenance services and is a distributor of Case Construction Equipment.
COVID concerns and increased demand for freight transport increased the need for truck drivers. Many providers continue to increase their payment packages to reduce the lack of capacities in the industry.