driver compensation

Business, Top 100

Forward Air Institutes Destination-Based Compensation Increase

Forward Air truck Team owner-operators going to a destination in the A Band, such as the Northeast, can expect an additional 25 cents per mile. Solo owner-operators will get 12.5 cents per mile driving to A Band destinations. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Forward Air Corp. is pursuing a new destination-based compensation increase for its fleet partners within its LTL and truckload divisions, the company announced June 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2021
Business, Top 100

C.R. England Announces Historic Driver Pay Increase

C.R. England truck on I-15 outside Las Vegas A C.R. England truck travels on Interstate 15 outside of Las Vegas. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

C.R. England is implementing the largest overall percentage driver-pay increase in its history, the carrier announced April 22.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 22, 2021
Government, Business

Walmart Denied Rehearing in $54 Million Back Pay Case

Walmart John Sommers II for Transport Topics

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Walmart Inc. a rehearing in a lawsuit that now leaves the carrier with a lower court judgment to pay a large certified class of its California truck drivers more than $54 million in back pay for mostly layovers and rest breaks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

Ruling That Awarded Walmart Drivers $54 Million Stands, Appeals Court Says

A Walmart store Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg News

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court’s judgment that Walmart pay a court-certified class of its California truck drivers more than $54 million in back pay for layovers, rest breaks and pre-trip and post-trip inspections.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 7, 2020
Government, Business

Walmart Fights $54 Million Lawsuit Verdict Awarding Drivers Sleeper Berth Pay

Front of Walmart store in Pittsburgh An entrance to a Walmart store in Pittsburgh is shown June 25, 2019. (Associated Press/Gene J. Puskar)

A three-member panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Aug. 6 in an appeal by Walmart Transportation of a $54 million jury damage award in 2016.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2019

Editorial: Searching for the Stars

A viable remedy to one of trucking’s most vexing problems is at the industry’s fingertips, but current federal law stands in the way. The problem, if you haven’t guessed, is the driver shortage. The remedy, if you haven’t guessed, is bringing younger drivers into the fold.

February 21, 2019
Business, Fuel

Driver Fuel Incentive Programs: What Works, What Doesn't And Why

Successfully implementing a driver fuel incentive program is a great way to reward professional drivers and control your fuel budget. If you are looking to implement a driver fuel incentive program or have tried and are not satisfied with the results, then you should attend.

January 31, 2019
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Glad Tidings Abound for Trucking

Trucking industry shareholders will remember 2018 fondly. The prospects for next year are pretty bright, too.

December 20, 2018

Opinion: Promote Truck Driver Safety All Year — Not Just at the Holidays

It’s that time of year when we see a lot of information on how to promote safe driving during the holiday season. While this increased diligence is helpful, it’s just as important to establish an environment for truck drivers that promotes safety all year-round.

John C. Wilbur Jr. | CEO, Roadmaster Group
December 10, 2018

Benefits Again on the Rise as Carriers Seek to Bolster Workforce

U.S. Xpress reefer in front of company HQ U.S. Xpress Enterprises, which launched a scholarship program, is among the carriers trying to bolster driver ranks by using novel incentives in their recruitment efforts. (TT File Photo)

Wages and bonuses for drivers aren’t the only incentives that are increasing as the trucking industry tries to keep up with the demands of a strong economy and a driver shortage, estimated to be at least 50,000 and expected to grow.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 13, 2018