(KANSAS CITY, MO) -- American Central
Transport (ACT) has announced that it will be increasing both contractor
and company driver pay this month, as well as implementing a new bonus
incentive for company drivers.
Effective February 28th, ACT contractors
will be paid an additional $ 0.02 cents per mile. ACT company drivers
will receive an across-the-board pay raise, and will be eligible for up to
a $500 monthly bonus as part of ACT's new "Drive Your Pay" bonus
plan. Detention pay will be paid at $20 per hour for all qualifying loads.
"Our freight demand has increased and
this has allowed us to offer these major boosts to our pay package,"
said Phil Wilt, ACT's president and COO. "We're implementing the new
bonus plan to reward our company drivers for the miles they drive. Every
month, company drivers will earn a bonus of $150 once they have driven
9,000 miles, and the bonus amounts will increase with each thousand miles
they drive, up to a monthly payment of $500 for 12,000 miles driven."
"We strive every day to provide the best
freight, top pay, strong benefits and a culture that values our
drivers," Wilt said. "We pledge to continue to monitor our driver
pay programs and to remain an industry leader in our total compensation