Highway Transport announced driver pay increase to begin immediately

May 10, 2021

Highway Transport driver Johnny Richardson works out of the Geismar Service Center. Highway Transport announced that all drivers will receive an immediate pay increase.

Highway Transport, a bulk chemical transportation company, is implementing an immediate pay increase for drivers that will apply to both hourly and mileage pay across all 14 of the company’s service centers.

“Our drivers are our most crucial asset, and we are committed to rewarding them for their commitment to quality and safety for our customers,” said Marshall Franklin, President and CFO of Highway Transport. “When you drive for Highway Transport, you are a trusted leader in a family that cares about you. Pay is one area we strive to show our commitment and gratitude to our family of drivers.”

The pay increase follows the recent introduction of new technology aimed at to create efficiencies for drivers:

  • PeopleNet, the new fleet management system minimizes data entry and automates workflow and tracking.
  • TempTrack, the new solar-powered location and temperature monitoring system, provides real-time updates to drivers and customers.
  • The redesigned driver app gives drivers around-the-clock access to key information, including logs, employee documents and pay information.
  • MyHighway Customer Portal has been enhanced with TempTrack connectivity and the ability to view, download and print load logs to automatically keep customers informed on load activity.

“We have some of the most hardworking and dedicated drivers in the industry,” Franklin said. “We want them to feel supported, whether that’s through new technology or a pay increase.”

Highway Transport currently is hiring experienced drivers. Drivers interested in working for the national company can apply at Drive4Highway.com.

About Highway Transport
Highway Transport is a Knoxville, Tennessee-based company in business since 1948 providing bulk transportation of specialty chemicals. The tanker fleet operates from 14 service centers in major chemical manufacturing areas across the U.S. with a fleet of 400+ tractors. Highway Transport was honored to receive the Responsible Care® Partner of the Year Award in both 2019 and 2021. The Responsible Care® organization recognizes partners with superb performance and safety records involved in the transportation of chemicals. Discover more in-depth information about Highway Transport by visiting https://hytt.com/. Highway Transport has service centers in the following U.S. cities: Knoxville and Chattanooga in Tennessee; LaPorte, Freeport and Garland in Texas; McDonough, Georgia; Croydon and Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania; Florence, Kentucky; Joliet, Illinois; Wyandotte, Michigan; Geismar and Lake Charles in Louisiana and Rock Hill, South Carolina.