Driver pay: Here's who has boosted their compensation packages lately
Apr 13, 2021
Updated Apr 28, 2021
When the American Transportation Research Institute released its annual survey of leading trucking issues last October, driver compensation was second in the overall ranking, just one spot behind the top issue, which was the driver shortage.
However, when drivers' responses were tallied separately, company drivers said pay was their leading concern, while owner-operators ranked it third.
Today, about six months after the rankings were announced, driver pay is as hot an issue as there is in the trucking industry. Freight demand is up, and carriers are working hard to hire new drivers and hold onto the ones they have. Key to both those efforts is competitive compensation.
Here are many of the carriers that have increased pay since the first of the year: