(Lafayette, LA) – Amid times of economic uncertainty, Dupré Logistics’ Energy Distribution Services group has announced a bold financial move — a 3- to 6-percent pay increase for its professional drivers.
This driver pay increase is part of a larger Dupré strategy to build the “Ideal Place to Work”, providing the best driving jobs available in the industry.
“This raise was something we did not expect to happen with the way the economy is,” said Marcus Moore, a 10-year veteran at Dupré Logistics’ Shreveport terminal. “To do this for the drivers truly shows how much Dupré treasures its employees.”
Dupré pays its drivers by the hour — a rarity in the industry it serves. The wage increase is a response to the ever-increasing responsibilities associated with the job. Hourly pay positively affects drivers’ safety and pays drivers for all of the time they work, unlike mileage or percentage of load pay, while also allowing for safe driver capacity that provides a great total value to clients.
“The decision to enact this pay increase made sense,” said Director of Operations, Energy Distribution Services Jim Butler. “We value our team highly and feel this pay increase will help us retain current team members and attract new drivers.”
The pay increase already has proven attractive to new drivers. As a result, Dupré has expanded its workforce with highly trained, highly experienced individuals capable of meeting the capacity and high service demands of the industry.
Dupré Logistics, LLC is a team of professionals who design and deliver safe, diversified solutions and services for quality-focused clients committed to increasing their competitive advantage. Dupré has more than 1,000 team members and is headquartered in Lafayette, La. For more information, visit duprelogistics.com.