Baylor Trucking announces pay increase for military veterans

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Updated Nov 11, 2016
Baylor Trucking’s founder, Robert Baylor stands by a trailer that was used to deliver wreaths to military cemeteries.Baylor Trucking’s founder, Robert Baylor stands by a trailer that was used to deliver wreaths to military cemeteries.

Baylor Trucking announced the expansion of its Veteran’s Recognition Program with a pay increase honoring all of those who have served.

Baylor Trucking will give its drivers who have served in the Armed Forces an additional $.01 per mile increase, a $1 per hour for local drivers and a 1 percent salary increase for all office associates.  The pay increase is expected to provide an additional $50,000 to military veterans at Baylor and additional earnings for new hires.

“For the sacrifices these brave men and women have made for our country, this program is another way our company can say thank you,” said Cari Baylor, president of Baylor Trucking, Inc.

The Veteran’s Recognition Program at Baylor continues to expand.  Veteran drivers are issued specially wrapped trucks decorated with the U.S. flag, the Constitution and patriotic themes.  Company drivers and independent contractors are applauded with Veteran ceremonies by Baylor team members.  Each Veteran receives a star truck decal notating his/her branch of service.  Veterans returning from recent deployment are provided specialized training to further develop their truck driving career.

Cari Baylor says that when she had the opportunity to spend time with General Stanley McChrystal, she asked “What can we do to support those coming home?” McChrystal’s response was “Hire them.”  Inspired by the General, Baylor says she has strived to develop one of the nation’s strongest programs to develop career paths for America’s Veterans.

“The new pay differential is another step to making a difference,” she said.