Carbon Express raising driver pay

July 2, 2014

Carbon Express Inc, Wharton NJ, announced it will increase driver pay rates effective July 1, 2014.

Carbon Express President Steve Rush explained the decision in these terms. “I am both happy and proud to let you all know that effective July 1 2014 each Carbon Express driver will receive a pay increase of .50 per hour and the mileage pay will increase .02 per mile. If I am reading the market correctly this should be the first of many pay increases. As the market for drivers intensifies, and it will, then pay will be one of the primary ways for companies to attract and retain drivers. It is my intention to be a leader in this regard.”

After careful business planning and committed execution Carbon Express has experienced dynamic growth over the last 18 months, according to Rush. The company began by making substantial investments in the areas of technology, equipment, building expansion and finally and most importantly- people.

“We have increased our staffing significantly both in the managerial and administrative ranks,” he said. “Once that foundation was laid we secured sufficient growth to allow us to build our fleet and add drivers. Just over the last 90 days we added eight excellent new drivers. I hasten to add four of these men are 23 years of age. This has all caused a tremendous amount of excitement around the company. Several of my veteran drivers have come up to me and said how energized they are to see this infusion of youth. It tells them the Company is laying a solid foundation for future growth.”

Rush also announced plans to implement driver incentive plans with increases for such things as miles per gallon, accident-free miles, Target Zero Injuries, and on time delivery and pick up.

Rush concluded by saying: “I’m a firm believer that the companies with the best service and the best drivers are the companies that will prosper. My philosophy is that the customer is #1 and the driver is #1-A. Service the customer and treat the driver with dignity and respect.”