A minimum wage for truckers of $65,000 to $70,000?
That was one of several suggestions made by the chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) during a driver recruitment and retention conference in Nashville, Tenn. Thursday (Feb. 5).
- “Work more with customers on length of haul” to better fit driver’s home needs.
- Work with sales reps to identify more “driver-friendly freight,” from the aforementioned haul lengths to shippers and receivers where detention is not an issue.
- Any driver quality-of-life improvements “will pay dividends” through recruiting and retention efforts.