driver pay


More Fleets Boost Driver Pay as Freight-Hauling Capacity Tightens

Kenan fuel delivery Kenan is looking to customers to support a program of guaranteed raises for drivers. (TT File Photo)

Increased demand for freight hauling is putting more pressure on motor carriers to raise compensation for drivers.

October 3, 2017

Driver Pay Shows Marginal Second-Quarter Growth

Slight increase in driver pay Shutterstock

The National Driver Wage Index, which measures over-the-road driver pay, rose 0.9% year-over-year in the second quarter, but the index is likely to grow at a faster pace as truckload carriers experience the positive effects of economic growth and the electronic logging mandate on freight rates, according to the National Transportation Institute.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2017

Southern Refrigerated Transport to Raise Driver Pay in October

Southern Refrigerated Transport will raise pay a penny per mile Oct. 1.

July 10, 2017

Averitt Express Raises Pay for Regional LTL Drivers

Averitt announces driver pay increase John Sommers II for TT

Averitt Express Inc. has increased pay in an effort to recruit and retain drivers, a sign that the less-than-truckload sector of trucking is doing slightly better than the truckload side.

July 10, 2017

Bay & Bay Transportation Raises Owner-Operator Pay


Bay & Bay Transportation, an Eagan, Minn., truckload carrier, increased pay for its refrigerated van owner-operators on April 1, company President Sam Anderson told Transport Topics.

April 21, 2017

CFI Raising Driver Pay

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CFI, the truckload division of the former Con-way Freight, raised driver pay this month 2 cents per mile and announced the purchase of 626 new Kenworth tractors.

January 12, 2017

USA Truck Raises Driver Pay Up to 38%

USA Truck Inc. increased driver pay as much as 38% for some independent contractors beginning Oct. 1, the company announced.

October 14, 2016

New Steps to Boost Driver Pay Include Weekly Guarantees

Covenant Transport

Driver pay increases are continuing at a brisk pace as fleets turn to weekly guarantees, new mileage calculation approaches and steps to cushion fuel price swings, carrier officials and industry experts said.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
June 15, 2015

Watkins & Shepard, Bay & Bay Boost Driver Pay

Two truckload carriers announced they are boosting their drivers’ pay.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
May 15, 2015

Carriers Set Driver-Pay Increases

Dupré Logistics’

Several trucking companies announced driver pay increases earlier this month.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
December 5, 2014