The Iowa-based carrier Heartland Express announced
this week it plans to increase its drivers’ pay.
The company said in a news release that it plans a
3-cent-per-mile pay raise for all “system” and regional drivers. Heartland said
that combined with another increase earlier this year, rates after the new
increase will be 15 percent more than in 2003.
Heartland’s top solo and
team company driver pay will increase from 43 cents per mile to 46 cents.
Owner-operator solo and team pay will increase from 88 cents per mile to 91
cents. Those rates do not include money from the company’s “fuel stabilization
Owner-operators will see
the 3-cent increase go into effect Jan. 1. Company drivers will see three
separate 1-cent increases, which will take place on Jan. 1, Jan. 29 and Feb.