driver pay

Business, Top 100

Fleets Offer Salaries, Other Pay Models to Retain Drivers Amid Labor Shortage

Driver behind the wheel Motor carriers that have implemented new compensation models say drivers appreciate the steady income. (Terrence Antonio James/Tribune Content Agency)

Cents per mile remains the dominant form of pay in the for-hire truckload sector, but its dominance is not as strong as it once was as fleets embrace alternative pay models that take cyclicality out of driver pay. Fleets that have implemented new payment methods said drivers appreciate the steady income.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
February 13, 2019

C.R. England, Cargo Transporters Raise Driver Pay

C.R. England truck C.R. England

C.R. England Inc. is boosting pay for solo and team drivers and driver trainers for the second time in eight months, and Cargo Transporters Inc. is giving a pay increase to its over-the-road and regional truck drivers.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2019
Government, Business

Shipping Costs Surge, but Driver Pay Lags, Labor Data Shows

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It’s the talk of corporate America: Shipping costs are surging.

Matthew Boesler | Bloomberg News
August 9, 2018

Several Carriers Fine-Tune Compensation in Face of Driver Shortage

A truck driver in Indiana TT File Photo

The second quarter brought a number of increases in driver compensation as the driver shortage continued to impact carriers’ ability to transport loads.

Transport Topics
July 16, 2018

Montgomery Transport, Paschall Truck Fine-Tune Driver Compensation

Montgomery Transport A Montgomery Transport flatbed. (Montgomery Transport LLC)

Two more trucking firms announced revisions to their driver compensation packages as part of their efforts to recruit and retain qualified drivers.

Transport Topics
July 11, 2018
Business, Top 100

Central Oregon Truck Increases Driver Pay

Central Oregon Truck Central Oregon Truck Co. (Daseke Inc.)

Central Oregon Truck Co. implemented a pay structure that gives new drivers $65,000 a year in base pay and experienced drivers more than $90,000 a year in pay.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2018
Business, Editorial

Editorial: Working Conditions

We all want to like our workplaces. For fleet drivers, that workplace extends from the truck cab all the way to the headquarters of the carriers for whom they drive. And its important to keep drivers happy regardless of which place they happen to be on a given day.

Transport Topics
June 14, 2018
Business, Top 100

Another Day, Another Pay Hike for Drivers

Maverick truck A Maverick truck. (TT File Photo)

With the annualized turnover rate at large truckload carriers soaring by the end of the first quarter, companies continued to open their checkbooks, giving pay raises to drivers as a way to keep them.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 12, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Driver Turnover Puts Pressure on Large Carriers

Maverick Transportation truck Maverick Transportation said, effective June 17, it would raise the pay of student drivers to 47 cents to 53 cents per mile. (Russ MacNeil)

The rise in freight being carried nationwide led to a rise in truck driver turnover in the first quarter as large trucking firms demanded more qualified drivers to transport goods.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 8, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

KLLM Announces Another Pay Increase for Drivers

KLLM Transport Services truck (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

KLLM Transport Services will institute another pay hike for company drivers, bringing the increase to 30% in just the past eight months, the Jackson, Miss.-based over-the road carrier announced.

Transport Topics
June 8, 2018