How does a safety bonus work?

Trucking companies spend a lot of money on insurance, deductibles, and claims for accidents where they are held liable. In an attempt to reduce this cost, many trucking companies have implemented safety bonus programs that are designed to reward truck drivers for staying safe.

There are many different types of safety bonuses and companies have designed their programs to pay differently.  Some transportation companies will pay drivers an additional CPM for every mile they drive incident free.  Other times trucking companies will pay truck drivers a quarterly and annually safety that will only pay out if the driver has remained incident free within that time frame.

When researching the various safety bonus programs make sure you are asking the correct questions to determine the exact eligibility for any of the mentioned bonuses.