stability since 2015
There is a lot of noise and confusion about what salary means in the world of Professional Truck Drivers. Plenty of other transportation companies like to sell their version of a salary with a world of sign on bonuses, all of that comes with a big fat “BUT”.
Since 2015, we have paid a true salary to every single Professional OTR Truck Driver that works for ShipEX. Since then, our success and methodology has been imitated often, but never replicated.
Many companies like to say they offer a salary, but they will change how much you earn with that salary from month to month or in some cases week to week (much like the Cents per Mile model). That is unstable and is closer to being paid per hour or mile.
Companies like these use the word “Salary” as an interchangeable term for CMP, pay, or compensation; the word has lost all meaning. But at ShipEX we believe in paying an honest salary, meaning a consistent paycheck every week as if you were sitting in the office next to us side by side.
A true team member.
Let’s play with some examples.
On Monday you manage to run 650 miles, not bad, you have made $292.50 just that day. But because of traffic, weather, and detention delays, you manage to only another 1,500 miles before your reset, making $675. For that week you have managed to make $967.50 after driving 2,150 miles.
But when you earn a salary at ShipEX, you will make $1201 every week, no matter how delayed you are with traffic, detention, and weather. Which means through a terrible winter month, you would be almost guaranteed to earn $5,208 in that same month.
We are not sure about you, but $5,208 looks like a bigger number than $4,192, and we would always rather make the bigger number.
The difference between Salary and
Cents Per Mile, in this example, is $1,015.83.
That is a huge amount of money that can make the difference between paying rent or not.
You can learn what 15,000 safe miles in a month and 8 years spent at ShipEX will look like on our Salary Calculator.
The ShipEX difference.
The salary tackles these issues head on.
According to the TCA Vice President of Government Affairs, Drivers lose, on average, 20,000 miles every year because of detention. That is $9,000 just thrown away. (not including hours lost)
But with salary pay you are being compensated for every second of that detention.
We have learned that with salary pay many of our Drivers have become first time home owners due to the consistent pay. This set up has allowed ShipEX to make a difference in so many Professional Truck Drivers’ lives.