Ozark Motor Lines Inc., a family-owned ground transportation services company based in Memphis, Tenn., has announced a new pay increase for its long haul and regional truck drivers as well as driving teams.
“It’s always great to be able to raise pay for our hard-working professional drivers,” said Patrick Landreth, vice president of human resources and safety. “These truck drivers have such an important job, Ozark makes it a priority to reward them for it.’’
Effective in June, experienced over-the-road and regional drivers will receive a 2 cents per mile increase while driving teams will receive an additional 1 cent per mile. Also, Ozark Motor Lines is rolling out its first-ever driver per diem program to benefit drivers in response to tax law changes that went into effect earlier this year.
In addition to pay raise
In addition to the pay package, Ozark has a flexible home-time program that gives drivers 48 hours of home time after spending 10 days on the road. Drivers can opt to stay out longer in exchange for extended home-time hours. Other benefits include 401k plan, sign-on bonus, no loading or unloading, and no Canadian or New York City routes.
Ozark Motor Lines makes insurance benefits available to new drivers from date of hire. This includes Teladoc access to physicians, dental, vision, life and disability insurance options. Cancer and minimal essential coverage insurance options are also available one month after the driver’s hire date.
To drive for Ozark Motor Lines, applicants must have at least three months of recent over-the-road (OTR) experience, a valid commercial driver’s license and be at least 21 years old. Current driving opportunities at Ozark include company drivers, owner operators, student drivers, teams and dedicated accounts.
Founded in 1961, Ozark Motor Lines has terminals in Lebanon, Tenn., Maysville, Ky., Springfield, Mo., and Lenoir, N.C. The company provides transport to 48 states and the District of Columbia. Further information about the company is available at www.ozark.com.