Driver Pay

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January 16, 2018

Nussbaum Driver Pay Increase Addresses Common Driver Issues

Nussbaum Transportation announced a new driver pay increase that not only improves per-mile pay but also attempts to improve fairness, downtime penalties and other headaches drivers commonly face.

January 12, 2018

Driver Pay: Making the Grade

The rising economy has whipped up the driver shortage and turnover situation to a froth that can only be smoothed by paying long-haul drivers considerably more — and more smartly.

January 8, 2018

Los Angeles Sues 3 Port Companies for Driver Misclassification

The City of Los Angeles filed lawsuits against three port trucking companies, alleging that each avoided paying drivers proper wages and benefits by intentionally misclassifying hundreds of truckers as independent contractors.

January 3, 2018

Gauging Driver Pay by Salary Gains

While long-haul drivers are seldom if ever salaried employees, knowing what the U.S. average percentage rate of increase is for employees who are paid salaries may help fleet managers gauge the pay expectations of drivers. Blog Commentary by David Cullen, Executive Editor.

January 3, 2018

Covenant Offers Up to $40,000 in Team Driver Bonuses

Covenant Transport has announced a new Teaming Bonus program with incentives of up to $40,000 that is aimed at driving teams and single drivers willing to convert to teaming.

December 28, 2017

Roehl Transport to Increase Driver Pay Per Mile

Roehl Transport announced an increase in mileage pay for drivers operating under the company’s Your Choice Pay Plan, effective Feb. 4, 2018.

December 21, 2017

Daseke Gives Drivers a Stake in the Company

By awarding drivers with stock in the company, Daseke hopes to give them a sense of pride and ownership in their work - and improve retention.

December 13, 2017

L.A. May Ban Port Companies that Misclassify Drivers

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Dec. 12 to investigate a ban of trucking and warehousing companies that break local, state, and federal employment laws from operating on city property.

December 1, 2017

Former Mail Hauler Ordered to Pay $3 Million in Fraud Judgement

A Mount Crawford, Va.-based trucking company that hauled United States mail and its holding company have been ordered to pay more than 3 million in owed money and driver pay restitution for a fraud scheme that lasted for 18 years.

November 27, 2017

J&R Schugel Offers $15K Signing Bonus for Experienced Drivers

Minnesota-based J&R Schugel has announced a $15,000 sign-on bonus for experienced over- the-road drivers who join the carrier before the end of the year.

November 21, 2017

Report: Autonomous Vehicles Could Save Trucking $300 Billion in Labor Costs

A report by a Wall Street analyst firm says the potential savings from autonomous technology are huge, but notes that new costs will be created as it takes hold in trucking.

November 20, 2017

CFI Offers New Compensation Package for Experienced Drivers

The Experienced Driver package is designed to reward professional drivers working with CFI or another over-the-road trucking company.

November 16, 2017

Commentary: It's Time to Think About Hourly Pay

Seriously evaluating how we pay drivers is something trucking needs to do as the industry faces a worsening shortage, suggests Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her November editorial.

November 13, 2017

Sanders Wants Crackdown on Companies That Don't Pay Drivers Living Wage

Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants the U.S. government to only provide federal contracts to trucking companies that pay workers a living wage and benefits, he stated in a letter to President Trump last week.

November 7, 2017

Bulldog Driver Pay Hike Includes Guaranteed Minimum Salary

Bulldog Hiway Express, a Daseke company, has announced a driver-compensation program called Salary Plus thatincludes a guaranteed minimum salary of $1,000 a week in its flatbed division.

November 1, 2017

Maverick Raises Pay for Flatbed, Glass Division Drivers

Maverick Transportation has announced a 5-cent per mile pay increase for drivers in its Flatbed and Glass over-the-road divisions. The pay increase is applicable to all drivers in both divisions, including student drivers.

October 27, 2017

Boyd Bros. Offers $14,000 Signing Bonus for Flatbed Drivers

Boyd Bros. Transportation has announced $14,000 in sign-on bonuses for experienced flatbed CDL-A holders who join the carrier as company drivers before the end of the year.

October 20, 2017

Pay Hikes Abound as Fleets Try to Retain Drivers

Several fleets have announced pay and benefit increases for drivers as the industry keeps trying to address the driver shortage.

October 19, 2017

Drivers Cost Fleets More than Fuel Does for Second Year in A Row

The American Transportation Research Institute has found that increases to driver wages and benefits outpaced declines in fuel costs in 2016. The findings were published in the 2017 update of ATRI’s An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.

August 23, 2017

CRST Expedited Boosts New Driver Pay 15%

CRST Expedited has announced a 15% pay increase for new contract student drivers, who have received commercial driver’s license training through the company’s sponsored training program.

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