Groendyke Transport recently increased pay for its chemical and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) drivers as Phase 1 of a larger driver pay initiative.
Beginning in June, Groendyke is raising these drivers’ unloaded mileage pay to the same level as their loaded pay. For loads paid at a flat rate, these drivers will receive a 10% increase as well, Groendyke said.
This phase represents a roughly $2.6 million investment in driver pay.
“At Groendyke Transport, we’re constantly reviewing our drivers’ pay to ensure we remain one of the industry’s leaders,” said Greg Hodgen, president and CEO of Groendyke Transport. “As a family-owned business around for almost 90 years, we want all our employees to feel fulfilled, recognized and at home in their careers.”
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 Champion award 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.
Phase 2 of Groendyke’s pay initiative involves drivers hauling refined fuels. This is in its pilot stage at Groendyke’s Phoenix, Ariz., terminal. Details on this phase will be released in the coming months, the carrier said.
“It’s a great time to be a tank truck driver, and it’s an exciting time to drive for Groendyke Transport,” Hodgen said.