Eagle Transport Corp raises driver pay

Aug. 13, 2014

Eagle Transport, a petroleum and bulk transportation company based in Rocky Mount NC, announced a company-wide driver pay increase effective August 3, 2014. The overall impact of this increase will be 5.5%, with many locations in the Eagle system seeing larger increases based on the specific needs of the operation.

Since 2012, Eagle Transport management has worked hard to position the company for growth over the next 10 year. Large investments in equipment and facilities have given Eagle Transport one of the newest and best-maintained fleets in the industry. The next logical step was to address the pay structure of the company’s professional drivers.

Bill George, Eagle Transport’s president, said: "This investment in our most important asset, human capital, shows the ongoing commitment we have for our Eagle team members."

Eagle's driver pay structure is based on trip pay, and has several layers of incentives built in. Each terminal location was examined individually to ascertain the correct improvement in load lanes, whether they be short, medium or long. The result was a specific, targeted approach by terminal, not a "one size fits all" solution.

Since early July, the corporate management team has been visiting every Eagle terminal to personally share the pay increase information with as many employees as possible, and spend time with the professional drivers in each of Eagle's 22 terminal locations.

Headquartered in Rocky Mount, Eagle Transport now owns over 380 power units, with 22 terminals located throughout the eastern United States from Delaware to South Florida and west to Nashville TN.