Ohio drivers’ salary raised 17%
An Ohio-based reefer company recently gave its drivers a significant pay raise.
Nagle Toledo, Inc., a family-owned carrier servicing the East Coast, recently gave its drivers a significant pay raise. It increased the starting salary from $1,200 per week to $1,400 with top pay at $1,700 per week.
The 17% increase is the largest driver wage increase in the company’s 36-year history, according to a statement from the company. The raise was effective Jan. 1.
Nagle Company President Ed Nagle said in the statement it was one of the first truckload carriers to pay its over-the-road drivers a straight salary in 2017.
“The reason we pay our OTR drivers a salary is two-fold,” said Nagle Company President, Ed Nagle. “First, we hire professionals and most professionals get paid a weekly salary. The second reason is the drivers prefer the predictable weekly paycheck.
“Because of the nature of our lanes, our drivers only run 1,800 to 2,200 miles a week. In the past, they might get paid $800 one week then the next week they might get paid $1,700 depending on when their paperwork was received.”
Nagle seeks to hire drivers with at least five years of experience and have a stable work history.
“We only take drivers that are disciplined in trip planning, making his pick-up and delivery appointments,” said James White, Nagle’s Director of Operations. “Nagle drivers are responsible, dependable, and great communicators with a safe history. Those are the attributes of a professional truck driver».