Cargo Transporters, Inc. Announces Second Pay Increase for Drivers in 2021

(Claremont, NC) Cargo Transporters, Inc., a regional and national carrier, is excited to announce a second pay increase for its OTR Drivers in 2021. This second pay increase will be effective July 4,2021, the first pay increase took place in January of this year.

“We are committed to ensuring Cargo Transporters is a premier company to drive with, which means investing in our people. We are pleased to announce this second pay increase in 2021, totaling over a 10 percent gain in earnings for our essential workers, commercial vehicle operators. By providing strong pay, competitive benefits, and top of the line equipment, we want to retain and attract the best talent in the industry,” says Jerry Sigmon, Jr., Chief Operating Officer.

Cargo Transporters will increase solo driver pay 2 cents per Rand McNally practical mile on all dispatched miles, increasing starting base pay to 52 cents per mile. Team driver pay will increase 1 cent per mile on all dispatched miles. Along with the rate per mile increase, the productivity bonus will rise to 3 cents per mile.

Drivers with Cargo Transporters are also compensated more for miles driven, since the carrier calculates pay based on Practical Route miles, instead of industry standard, Household Good (HHG) shortest miles.  HHG shortest miles are used by many trucking companies, however, Practical Route miles are on average 8% higher. In addition, all drivers receive holiday pay, vacation pay and the potential for a weekly productivity bonus. Along with competitive pay, Cargo Transporters provides late model equipment and a full-bodied benefit package that includes 401K with company match, health, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance.

Cargo Transporters is a truckload carrier operating nearly 500 trucks serving the continental U.S. Based in North Carolina, the company operates terminals in Claremont, Charlotte and Rocky Mount. The company employs over 700 people.

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