Trimac boosts trucker pay for 2021

Average increase of 10% applies to company, owner-operator drivers with Class A CDLs and tanker, hazmat endorsements

Trimac Transportation ended 2020—its 75th year of service—with a bang, revealing a 10% average increase for U.S. longhaul and regional driver pay packages in the New Year.

The North American bulk transporter headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, said current Trimac drivers will receive a pay increase, and the company added longhaul opportunities with new pay packages to support business needs.

“Our professional drivers are industry leaders in safety and service,” said Nate Kurland, vice president of operations for the U.S. region. “Our sweeping pay increases for our drivers are a sign of the value that our team brings to the marketplace in conjunction with the many opportunities we have secured.  We are excited for how this will impact our current and future professional driver team.”

The increase aligns with Trimac’s commitment to lead the industry in driver satisfaction, the company maintained, and build upon the “best-in-class” benefits it already provides.

A key feature of the company’s new offering is that candidates with a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) can sign on with Trimac from any city in the U.S.

Pay increase details include:

  • CDL-A owner operators with tanker and hazmat endorsements now will make $1.90 per mile loaded, and $1.40 per mile empty.
  • CDL-A company drivers with tanker and hazmat endorsements now will make $0.65 per mile loaded, and $0.60 per mile empty.
  • Greeley CO and San Antonio TX crude/chemical fall into a separate category for CDL-A drivers at $1.75 per mile loaded, and $1.25 per mile empty plus 100% FSC

“Our drivers are top priority, and our move to compete for their skills will always be on our radar,” said Stacey Milton, Trimac’s director of recruiting. “Trimac is committed to being a trailblazer and we want the experience of working here to be pleasing both financially and culturally.”

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