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Drivers Gain From Wage Race as Truckers Turn Away Cargo

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Tommy Walters, hauling lawnmowers to Rhode Island from Maryland with his Boston terrier Daisy riding shotgun, is feeling flush these days after the biggest raise of his 17-year trucking career.

Bloomberg News
September 25, 2014
Government, Business

FMCSA to Study Driver Pay, Safety Relationship


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will study whether the method of paying truck drivers has any relationship to safety, the agency announced.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 2, 2014

Boyd Bros. Raises Driver Pay

Boyd Bros. Transportation

Boyd Bros. Transportation is increasing average driver pay to 54 cents per mile and increasing seasonal bonus by 2 cents per mile for company drivers, the company said.

Transport Topics
August 29, 2014

More Truckload Carriers Raise Pay in Effort to Reward Drivers

Three large truckload carriers last week announced pay increases, potentially indicating that a trend to increase compensation may be accelerating.

August 18, 2014

Transport America Increases Driver Pay

Transport America

Transport America is increasing starting driver pay to 43 cents per mile and raising pay for owner operators, solo, team and hazmat drivers.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2014

U.S. Xpress Raises Driver Pay 13%

U.S. Xpress Enterprises said it is increasing base mileage pay for solo drivers by an average of 13% to retain and attract more drivers.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2014

Few Carriers Raise Driver Pay in Second Quarter, Report Says

A few fleets made modest increases in driver pay in the second quarter as they and compeitors refine standards for performance-based compensation and sign-on bonuses, according to industry experts and officials.

September 2, 2013

Rising Freight Rates Should Help Push Pay for Drivers Higher, Execs Tell Conference

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Freight rates will continue to rise by several percentage points this year, carriers and shippers said, which should open the door for further pay increases for drivers.

February 27, 2012

Some Fleets Raise Owner-Operator Pay

A handful of truckload fleets have raised owner-operator pay as the driver market tightens.

December 6, 2010

Most Fleets Postponing Driver Pay Increases Until U.S. Economy Accelerates, Study Says

Most fleets are continuing to steer away from raising driver pay this year, but about 80% of carriers expect they will have to take that step when the pace of the U.S. economic recovery accelerates, according to a new survey.

October 11, 2010