Groendyke Transport enters Phase 2 of three-pronged driver pay initiative

Second increase this summer boosts average compensation by 6% overall for company’s fuel and asphalt haulers

Groendyke Transport recently increased pay for drivers hauling refined and biofuels, aviation gas and jet fuel, and asphalt.

The latest increase, which boosted these drivers’ average pay by 6% overall, is the second phase of a three-pronged driver pay initiative. Phase 1 increased pay for Groendyke’s chemical and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) drivers, and the Enid, Okla.-based company said details on the third phase will be released “in the coming months.”

Phase 2 represents a $1.32 million investment, Groendyke said. Coupled with Phase 1, the company now has invested about $3.5 million in driver pay increases this year.

“We are excited to make these pay changes for our professional drivers,” said Greg Hodgen, Groendyke president and CEO. “It is our aim to give our drivers the best overall combination of pay, benefits, equipment, and employment in the tank truck industry.”

Groendyke is one of the largest tank truck carriers in the nation and the only eight-time winner of National Tank Truck Carriers’ North American Safety Contest championship for the best overall safety program and record in the nation. Groendyke services 49 states, Canada and Mexico from its 40 terminal locations in 15 states.

As the driver shortage worsens and demand increases, Groendyke says it continues to take a “measured, data-driven approach” to driver compensation, to ensure its drivers can count on industry-leading pay, regardless of market fluctuations.

“Our long-term approach has proven itself over and over again,” Hodgen said. “We are excited about our future in the tank truck industry and appreciative of the hard work our drivers do keeping America’s economy moving.”