driver compensation
Business

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
Business

Survey: Driver Compensation Is Up, but Tell Us: Is It Making a Difference?

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After many years of stagnant pay, truck driver compensation is rising substantially. But is it making a difference in your life or your business? We want to hear from you.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 10, 2018
Business

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
Business

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

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
Business

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