Fleet giving drivers extra mileage pay based on CSA scores

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Updated Mar 1, 2018
Oakley Trucking owner-operators are receiving an increase in pay based on their CSA scores.Oakley Trucking owner-operators are receiving an increase in pay based on their CSA scores.

Oakley Trucking (No. 137 on the CCJ Top 250), a 100 percent owner-operator fleet, has started a new per-mile pay increase that pays drivers based on their Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores.

The North Little Rock, Ark.-based dry bulk hauler will pay all new lease owner-operators an additional 10 cents-per-mile on both loaded and empty miles on top of their base pay. Drivers can keep that top bonus by not having points added to their CSA scores while leased to the company.

For drivers with 1-15 CSA points while leased to Oakley, the bonus goes down to 6 cents-per-mile. Drivers with between 16 and 30 CSA points while on with the company, their bonus goes down to 4 cents-per-mile. With 31-60 CSA points, drivers still get an additional 2 cents-per-mile.

Oakley says everyone starts with 0 points when they start with the company. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration updates the CSA system monthly, and Oakley says it will check each driver’s roadside inspections and any points assigned to them each month. While FMCSA itself doesn’t release drivers’ CSA scores, the calculation of the scores is done either by the carrier or a third-party provider.

The company says its end dump owner-operators can make $1.82 per loaded mile and $1.42 per empty mile with the bonus and current fuel surcharge.