How does a banded pay scale work?

This type of pay scale is not as common within the transportation industry, but the basic premise is that trucking companies will pay CDL drivers different rates of pay depending on the area of the country that they run freight in.  Drivers who are willing to run in the northeast or normally more valuable than drivers who want to run freight only in the south.  Some companies are willing to compensate drivers a higher rate of pay for running in less desirable areas.  This type of pay can come in the form of an added bonus or it may be added directly to the truck driver’s base pay. If you are a potential driver thinking about going to work for a truck line that has a banded pay package then make sure you fully understand what each area pays and also try to find out how often the company runs in each of those areas.