In a survey of 500 U.S. truck drivers, 67% agreed that they feel their job is appreciated.  -  File Photo: Ascend

In a survey of 500 U.S. truck drivers, 67% agreed that they feel their job is appreciated.

File Photo: Ascend

Less professional commercial truck drivers in the U.S. feel like their job is appreciated following the height of the supply and transportation challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent Truckstop survey.

In a survey of 500 U.S. truck drivers, 67% agreed that they feel their job is appreciated. However, this sentiment is down from last year’s high of 96%.

Additionally, the survey revealed the following insights:

  • 83% of U.S. truck drivers indicated they experience daily challenges with recent increases in fuel prices.
  • 74% of drivers said they are concerned about the pressure to work longer hours due to the driver shortage.
  • 67% of truck drivers surveyed think pay levels are high enough to attract new drivers to the industry and keep veteran carriers from leaving.
  • Just over 61% of drivers surveyed feel they are benefiting positively from the fluctuating spot market rates.
  • 26% of drivers surveyed said fluctuating spot market rates have impacted their revenue positively and they are making up to 24% more money.
  • Over 72% surveyed said they find factoring an efficient way to get paid.
  • 68% of drivers surveyed find it challenging to keep up with insurance-related matters and changing industry regulations.

The Truckstop survey carried out by Censuswide, surveyed professional truck drivers between Aug.18 and Aug. 25.

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