Barr-Nunn Begins to Pay Detention after 90 minutes

By: Barr-Nunn Transportation

Granger, IA (May 21, 2013) Barr-Nunn Transportation has announced that company drivers and owner operators will now become eligible for detention pay after 90 minutes of wait time.

Years ago, as a leader in the trucking industry, Barr-Nunn ratcheted down the waiting time necessary to become eligible for detention pay to two hours. The company has now further enhanced its leadership position in this area and they’re moving to detention pay eligibility after a 90-minute delay in loading or unloading. This move shows once again how much they value drivers’ time. Barr-Nunn has made it clear they are putting an emphasis on helping drivers maximize their earnings and this includes paying not only for miles but for time.

“Our success is based on safety, service and efficiency, all of which depends on our drivers. We feel that our drivers are the best in the industry and we in turn constantly strive to offer the best pay, equipment, and quality of life to our drivers,” Says Rene Beacom, President. “As always, we have more to do, but we are taking the next step in this process. As of June 3, 2013, we will reduce the current requirement of waiting two hours prior to becoming eligible for detention pay, to 90 minutes. Just as it is for the company overall, we know that for our drivers ‘time is money’.”

About Barr-Nunn: Celebrating its 31st year, Barr-Nunn Transportation Inc. is regarded as one of the country’s best-managed truckload carriers. They have been the industry innovator in driver pay and benefits packages for years. Barr-Nunn has a reputation for respecting its drivers and working diligently to anticipate and meet their needs.

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