The bonuses are based on drivers’ longevity with the company in combination with their performance.
The company says bonuses will be paid out multiple times a year beginning at the completion of the driver’s first year with the company. The bonus structure escalates through year 20 with the fleet. Dupré says it will pay out approximately $1 million in bonuses to drivers during the first eligible period.
“Many companies have bonus programs that are dispersed yearly and have a low percentage at paying out,” said Tony Becnel, director of operations, Energy Distribution Services at Dupré. “We feel that Dupré’s new bonus structure is unique to the industry in that it was designed to be awarded more frequently and to reward 99% of Dupré drivers with added compensation in addition to our current driver wage increases.”