ACT Increasing Pay for Company Drivers & Owner Operators

August 12, 2015

American Central Transport is excited to announce we are increasing pay for both company drivers and owner operators!

Effective August 24, 2015, OTR company drivers will receive a $0.02 per mile pay increase, which will be added to the $0.01 per mile anniversary increase given earlier this year. Together, these raises, an overall 7% increase, result in a pay rate of up to a maximum of $.52 per mile paid for all miles, PLUS fuel bonus.

Engineered and Dedicated Lane company drivers will receive a $0.01 per mile pay increase.


ACT is also adding a $0.02 per mile pay increase for all owner operators who add the Lytx DriveCam system to their trucks. Beginning August 24th, those contractors will receive $1.05 per loaded mile if they have a HAZMAT endorsement, and $0.99 per loaded mile for non-HAZMAT contractors, with $0.90 being paid for empty miles plus fuel surcharge on all miles.


Phillip Wilt, ACT Chief Operating Officer stated that these pay increases reflects ACT’s desire to reward their drivers. “We want to be a market leader in terms of our pay and total benefit package for our drivers,” Wilt said. “We appreciate the job our drivers do and we know what you’re going through out there. Raising our pay ceiling is just one way we can show our drivers how important they are to us.”

“And for our independent contractors, giving them this increase is our way of saying thanks for making our fleet even safer with the addition of a drive cam. We’re very proud of ACT’s safety record and this is an important step in protecting our drivers and the motoring public,” said Wilt.

“We want to get every driver back home to their families, safely and well cared for,” said ACT President Tom Kretsinger, Jr. “Safety and Caring for families are two of our Core Values, along with Accountability, Integrity and Respect. These pay raises, together with our complete benefit package are just another way we support our drivers.”

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