Forecast: Operator pay rising
Flatbed pay has increased to 37.1 cents a mile this year from 31.6 cents in 2000. Owner-operator gross revenue tops $159,000.
For refrigerated, driver pay has advanced to 34.6 cents a mile from 30.4 cents in 2000. Owner-operator gross revenue is also above $159,000, although slightly less than flatbed operators.