Higher Pay for Some CDL Drivers

Higher pay for some drivers with the Laurens County Public Works Department was approved this week by County Council. Public Works Director Dale Satterfield said the department has reached a critical point with the lack of drivers who hold a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  Satterfield said ads for new drivers have not succeeded, noting it appears Laurens County remains three or four dollars below hourly wages paid for CDL drivers.

He recommended raising salaries for the five CDL positions in solid waste, for three positions in Roads and Bridges and for one post for heavy equipment operator. Annual salaries in the $29,000 to $32,000 range were raised to the $33,000 to $35,000 range. A vote from County Council Tuesday night unanimously approved the salary increases.