(Greensboro, N.C.) - Epes Transport System, a North Carolina-based truckload carrier, known throughout the trucking industry for its community-based driver culture, weekly home time, substantial benefits and safety bonuses; has recently announced an increase in pay for many of its independent contractors. Effective February 3, 2013, the pay for Epes Transport's mileage-based independent contractors will increase 2 cents per mile to $0.92 per mile. Additionally, the company's Northeast premium pay will increase an additional 10 cents per mile beginning March 3, 2013.
"We're excited about the changes being made to our settlement packages," said Britt Colley, president for Epes Transport System. "These pay increases are intended to enhance our compensation package for our independent contractors."
Epes Transport mileage-based independent contractors will now earn 92 cents per mile on all miles loaded and empty. The Northeast premium pay will now be 10 cents per loaded mile on every load delivering to Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington D.C. and Canada. Independent contractors will have the opportunity to make $1.02 per mile plus fuel surcharge.
"Everyone here at Epes Transport understands the importance of our independent contractor program," said Colley. "We thank them for their dedication to our company and the industry. They do a great job." About Epes Transport System, Inc.Epes Transport System is a truckload common and contract carrier headquartered in Greensboro, N.C. It is the largest privately owned trucking company in the state with over 900 units; this includes 125 independent contractors. Epes has authority in the 48 contiguous states and is most active in the eastern two-thirds of the United States.
For more information about the driving opportunities at Epes Transport, please visit http://www.epestransport.com or call 888-293-3232.