driver pay

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

Fleets Raising Driver Pay

The number of fleets that raised driver pay in the second quarter increased sharply, and continuing difficulties in attracting new drivers could spark another round of increases in the third quarter, several industry experts have said.

July 26, 2010

Fleets Begin Boosting Driver Pay as Demand Rises, Survey Finds

A few fleets are starting to raise driver pay, as freight demand and the need for more drivers increase this spring, reversing the pattern of the past couple of years that kept wages steady or reduced them, the National Transportation Institute said.

April 5, 2010