January 8, 2015 - Product News
American Trucking Associations has released its 2014 Driver Compensation Study. Due to competition for drivers, it found, as much as 50% of truckload carriers are now offering sign-on bonuses as a way to attract new drivers.
Tags: ATA, Survey, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay
January 6, 2015 - Industry News
A shortage of experienced drivers means carriers are hesitant to increase capacity, despite rising carrier costs and rates, according to the quarterly Transport Capital Partners Survey. Expect increases in driver wages this year as a result.
Tags: Survey, Driver Shortage, Transport Capital Partners, Driver Pay
December 17, 2014 - Industry News
Dart announced increases in pay to drivers throughout the company’s network. Drivers will see anywhere from 2 cents to 10 cents per mile increases with the average increase being 5 cents per mile.
Tags: Dart, Driver Pay, Owner Operators, Dry Van
December 15, 2014 - Industry News
Median pay for truck drivers is on par with the national median for U.S. households, while the trucking industry offers drivers “competitive" benefits, according to a new study from the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Research, Driver Pay
December 4, 2014 - Industry News
The Dupre Logistics Energy Distribution Services group announced that it would be giving its drivers a 5% to 9% pay increase to help it keep qualified drivers in a competitive market.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Dupre Logistics, Driver Pay, Fleets
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking companies Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking announced a pay increase for their company national over the road drivers starting the first of next year.
Tags: drivers, Fleets, Driver Pay, Crete Carrier Corp., Shaffer Trucking
November 19, 2014 - Industry News
The Arkansas-based operation will increase it three cents per mile on Dec. 2 for all company drivers. All company drivers will also be eligible for a bonus.
Tags: Fleets, Driver Pay, CalArk
November 17, 2014 - Industry News
Nussbaum Transportation announced that it would be giving its over-the-road drivers a 6% pay increase beginning in January 2015. The pay will be increased from 42 cents to 52 cents per mile based on the length of haul, with a minimum pay guarantee of $1,050.
Tags: Nussbaum Transportation, Driver Pay, drivers, Fleets
November 4, 2014 - Industry News
Forward Air Corp’s. motor carrier subsidiary, FAF Inc., is raising owner-operator pay effective Jan 4. The contractual base rate will increase by 10 cents per mile for team less-than-truckload and truckload express service, while rates for solo truckload express drivers will increase by 6 cents per mile.
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Forward Air, Driver Pay
October 9, 2014 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index increased to 9.10 in August, an upward trend that reflects a tight capacity situation for the freight market.
Tags: FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Spot Freight, Driver Pay, Trends, Economic Conditions
October 8, 2014 - Industry News
Schneider increased compensation for van truckload company drivers, the company announced. The new pay rates are 8% - 13% higher per mile and drivers have the opportunity to earn bonus pay.
Tags: Schneider, Van Trailers, Truckload, Driver Pay
September 30, 2014 - Industry News
LTL carrier Con-way Freight is enhancing its compensation package for drivers, increasing current pay rates and reducing the time it takes for drivers to reach the top pay scale.
Tags: Con-way Freight, LTL, Driver Pay, Con-way Inc., Fleets, drivers
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
Swift Transportation has affirmed earlier expectations for a third-quarter performance of 33 cents to 37 cents adjusted earnings per share, saying its driver wage increase is having desired results.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Swift Transportation, Driver Pay, Fleet Utilization
September 24, 2014 - Industry News
Operating costs for trucking companies are on the rise again after falling slightly in 2012, according to a new study by ATRI, lead by significant increases in equipment and labor costs.
Tags: Operating Costs, American Transportation Research Institute, ATRI, Fleets, Driver Pay
September 23, 2014 - Industry News
For truckload carriers, the number one problem is the driver shortage – but the reasons go beyond pay, said Stifel's John Larkin at TMW Systems’ annual user conference in Nashville Monday.
Tags: drivers, Driver Shortage, TMW Systems, Stifel Nicolaus, Driver Pay
September 17, 2014 - Industry News
CEVA Ground announced increased rates for its owner-operator independent drivers operating in the U.S.
Tags: CEVA, Owner-Operators, Driver Pay, Fleets
September 4, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking holding company Covenant Transportation Group announced this week it was hit with a sizeable judgement regarding a 2008 cargo claim while it is raising driver pay for one one of its operations.
Tags: Covenant Transport, Fleets, Litigation, Driver Pay
August 29, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun a study of the relationship between safety and driver pay. The agency is asking for comments on a plan to see if there is a connection between industry pay practices and safe driving.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Driver Pay, drivers
August 28, 2014 - Industry News
Boyd Bros. Transportation announced a new pay increase for its drivers.
Tags: Driver Pay, Boyd Bros. Transportation, Employment, Fleets, Flatbeds
A new survey asked thousands of truck drivers nationwide what makes them choose one job over another, and pay came out as the top reason, followed by the amount of time they get at home and then benefits.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Recruiting, Retention, National Retail Systems
August 15, 2014 - Industry News
Melton Truck Lines, a flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, Okla., announced a driver pay increase; all company drivers will receive at least 2 cents per mile increase.
Tags: Fleets, Driver Pay, Flatbed, Melton Truck Lines
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
Transport America announced a pay increase for all current and potential drivers working for the company.
Tags: Driver Pay, Transport America, Owner Operators, Fleets, drivers
August 12, 2014 - Industry News
U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, Tenn., is increasing its base mileage pay and making other compensation changes for over-the-road, solo, non-dedicated truck drivers.
Tags: Fleets, U.S. Xpress, Driver Pay
Con-way Truckload has announced the rollout of an enhanced driver compensation package that raises per-mile pay, effective Sept. 7 for both company drivers and independent contractors.
Tags: drivers, Fleets, Con-way Truckload, Driver Pay, Con-way Inc.
July 16, 2014 - Industry News
Maverick Transportation has recently announced several changes to their driver pay scale, including substantial mileage pay increases, which will impact all incoming drivers no matter their experience.
Tags: Driver Pay, Maverick Transportation, Fleets, drivers
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