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J&M Tank Lines updates pay program

June 22, 2021
‘Across-the-board’ increases for all drivers, working at all terminals, expected to boost annual incomes by 5-10%

J&M Tank Lines recently updated its driver compensation program, increasing pay “across the board” for all drivers, and all terminals, along with introducing additional pay items.

The program took effect June 7, the Birmingham, Ala.-based, family-owned carrier said.

The new plan will allow for all drivers, hauling all commodities and working out of all terminals, to follow the same pay structure based on mileage.

Pay plan updates include:

  • Increased loading pay
  • Increased unloading pay
  • Increased holiday pay
  • Increased per diem
  • Increased driver trainer pay
  • Increased mileage percentage

“We believe our professional drivers are some of the best in the industry,” said Harold Sumerford, Jr., CEO at J&M Tank Lines. “These pay updates will continue to provide our drivers with a comfortable income to support their families and accurately reflect the work they do.”

J&M Tank Lines, which specializes in dry bulk transportation, and has experience in foodgrade, liquid bulk and plastic materials, said its drivers will see a 5 to 10% increase in their annual income from these updates, and new pay items.

Moving all drivers to the same pay plan simplifies programs for all involved and provides a clearer understanding to drivers on how their pay is calculated, and the different factors that play a role, the company added.

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