National Transportation Institute

Pay by performance, rate trends

Was 2013 the year that changed driver pay forever? Gordon Klemp seems to think so. Catch a vid with him here from the TCA meeting in Nashville and find out why. Some potentially good news in it for independents.

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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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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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Crete Carrier group earns top pay recognition

A carrier must qualify in three critical categories: top tier pay, benefits and carrier stability.

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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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What’s going on with owner-operator pay

Got a hour to spare? That's all it would take to watch and listen to the webinar we did last week with Gordon Klemp on driver compensation. Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute, has spent years tracking pay at mid-sized and large carriers. After talking with his fleet clients for the most recent survey, he expects owner-operator pay to rise 4 cents to 6 cents over the next 12 months. He had lots of other good ...

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