Dupré Logistics Launches New Driver Bonus Structure
Lafayette, Louisiana – In an effort to demonstrate their appreciation for drivers’ tenure and commitment to their customers, Dupré Logistics has implemented a new incentive plan for drivers in its Energy Distribution Services division. This newly created incentive plan will payout approximately $1 million in bonus compensation to all drivers for the first eligible period.
“We wanted our drivers to know that they are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to maintaining the “Ideal Place to Work” for them.” said Tony Becnel, Director of Operations Energy Distribution Services at Dupré Logistics. Our goal is to continually recruit and retain the best drivers within the industry.”
This incentive plan is structured so that drivers are rewarded for their longevity with the company in combination with their performance. These checks are being distributed throughout the next several weeks at our driver meetings.
“Many companies have bonus programs that are dispersed yearly and have a low percentage at paying out. We feel that Dupré’s new bonus structure is unique to the industry in that it was designed to be awarded more frequently and to reward 99% of Dupré drivers with added compensation in addition to our current driver wage increases,” said Becnel.
“In recent months it has become evident that recruiting and retaining the best drivers in the industry would require a different approach,” said Doug Roberie, Dupré Logistics Vice President. “Traditionally, we have provided normal annual wage increases for our drivers, but in today’s market it requires more. We wanted to put a check in our drivers’ hands to show our appreciation for their commitment to Dupré and our customers.”
Left- Tony Becnel Director of Operations Energy Distribution Services.
Right- Driver Damien McSween, Memphis, TN terminal
Dupré Logistics is a privately held, asset-based provider of transportation and logistics services that include energy and chemical transport, dedicated truck transportation, site logistics, and freight brokerage. We specialize in tanker, hazmat, and petrochemical transportation and complex supply chain solutions in industrial and consumer products.