Epes Transport System to raise driver pay

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Epes Transport System has announced a pay raise for company drivers, owner-operators and dedicated teams, effective July 31. The new package increases top company pay to 42 cents per mile and independent contractor pay to 90 cents per mile loaded and empty (plus fuel surcharge).

The truckload common and contract carrier also has announced a new dedicated team operation of 50 power units with pay up to 54 cents per mile for company teams and $1.15 per mile for independent contractors. In addition, the wait time for detention pay has been reduced from four hours to two hours.

“Our goal is to provide our fleet with solid pay and home weekends,” says Britt Colley, president of Greensboro, N.C.-based Epes. “This is a well-deserved raise for our professionals on the road.”