driver compensation

Driver Team Bonus Bolsters Covenant's Recruiting Efforts

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Carriers have been increasing compensation to entice drivers to join their ranks, and one of them has developed a fresh approach to bonuses.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2018

Longhaul Driver Pay Jumps 1.6% in Third Quarter

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Longhaul truck driver pay rose in the third quarter as the truckload market tightened over the summer, setting the stage for a lift in salaries in 2018, according to the National Transportation Institute.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017

Opinion: ELDs, Market Changes Require Fleets to Review How They Pay Drivers

One trend over the past several years is “activity-based pay," which compensates drivers for required tasks other than driving, such as waiting to be loaded, loading or unloading trailers, washing trucks, or documenting their deliveries, to name a few.

Jerry Robertson | Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, BOLT System
September 25, 2017

ATA Conducting Driver-Pay Survey

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American Trucking Associations is conducting a driver-compensation study to provide accurate information on one of the industry’s largest expenses: driver pay and benefits.

Transport Topics
May 23, 2014