Cargo Transporters to Increase Driver Pay

(Claremont, NC) Cargo Transporters, Inc., a regional and national carrier, is proud to announce a driver pay increase effective January 3,2021. The pay increase will include all fleet drivers.

Cargo Transporters will increase solo driver pay 2 cents per Rand McNally practical mile on all dispatched miles, increasing starting base pay to 50 cents per mile. Team driver pay will increase 1 cent per mile on all dispatched miles.

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 most 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 productivity bonus. Combined, these are equivalent to an additional five cents per mile.

“We are committed to attract and retain the best drivers in the industry to complement our culture at Cargo Transporters.  Over the past 8 months we have faced unprecedented times.  Our drivers, deemed essential, like the 3.2 million others that share the road each week, continue to push our economy forward.  I am excited the company is able to invest in these essential workers through this increase,” states, Dennis Dellinger, President and CEO.

Along with competitive pay, Cargo Transporters provides late model equipment and a robust 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 over 500 trucks serving the continental U.S. Based in North Carolina, the company employs over 700 people. For more information please see


About Cargo Transporters

From humble beginnings to becoming a leader in the transportation sector, Cargo Transporters has grown significantly over the decades.