Summer Kick-Start

Summer has officially started here at J&M Tank Lines and things are off to a great start! Summertime is often the busiest time of the year for tankers and J&M is following that trend after a year that has not let up!

J&M Launches New Pay Plan

June 1, 2021, J&M announced a new pay plan that would go into effect company-wide starting June 7, 2021. This new pay plan allowed for all terminals to be on the same pay plan, simplified the pay structure for employees to follow as well as a 5-10% increase in annual pay.

Specific updates include:

  • Increased Loading Pay
  • Increased Unloading Pay
  • Increased Holiday Pay
  • Increased Per Diem
  • Increased Driver Trainer Pay
  • Increased Mileage Percentage
  • And more!

“We believe our professional drivers are some of the best in the industry,” said Harold

Sumerford, Jr, CEO at J&M Tank Lines. “These pay updates will continue to provide our drivers

with a comfortable income to support their families and accurately reflect the work they do.”

By moving all drivers to the same pay plan, the programs for all involved have been simplified and provide a clearer understanding to drivers about how their pay is calculate and the different factors that play a role.

Darrien NTTC PTTDY Finalist

In January 2020, the National Tank Truck Carriers announced J&M’s Darrien Henderson, as one of eight finalists in the Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year award. Shortly after, the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, putting much of the world on hold, including the Driver of the Year ceremony.

After 18 months of waiting the NTTC was able to hold its annual conference in Indianapolis, along with the Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year award ceremony. Henderson, along with seven other finalists stood on stage in front of tank truck leadership and professionals across the country to be recognized for their dedication, commitment and accomplishments within the industry.

The 2021-2022 NTTC Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Grand Champion was awarded to Ron Baird of Hoffman Transport. While Henderson was not selected as this year’s Grand Champion, J&M is extremely proud to have Henderson represent the company on a national level among so many incredible professional drivers. We would like to congratulate Baird on his award and to congratulate all other finalists, as to be nominated and selected as a finalist is a great honor in itself.

We are off to a great start this summer and cannot wait to see what else is in-store here at J&M! To learn more about our new pay plan, give us a call at 833-445-3370. To learn more about the NTTC Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year, click here or let us know about your interest in being nominated by emailing