Gordon Klemp

Driver shortage: Countdown to a capacity crunch, and a boost in rates?

Is higher driver compensation just around the corner? This series -- part 1 available here -- looks at the tightening of the employment market for drivers, and the potential for a rate boost.

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Pay trends, part 2: Various segments rewarding performance

Carriers like Nussbaum Transportation (dry van), Melton Truck Lines (flatbed) and TWT Refrigerated are boosting pay in new ways to attract owner-operators and company drivers.

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Pay trends, part 1: Near-term forecast mixed

While industry analysts say rising owner-operator compensation for both leased drivers and independents is on a slow rise, anecdotal reports and some polls suggest otherwise.

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Whence the great rates?

Supplementing reporting on the No. 4 top owner-operator challenge -- freight rates -- here find an update on the state of pay and further anecdotes, information and perspective from trusted sources.

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Tonight: Keeping up with driver pay

Gordon Klemp will present the latest trends in compensation for owner-operators and company drivers in this free webinar.

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Online

Get the latest on compensation for owner-operators and company drivers by attending a free webinar July 26 featuring Gordon Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute.

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Chasing the Green

Certain niches offer big income potential for those willing to specialize.

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Pulling Tanks

Operators find good pay, a less taxing workload and a professional attitude in this steady niche.

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Payday

Carriers chase after a diminished pool of owner-operator candidates with higher pay, bonuses and more compensation options.

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LogBook

New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

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