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.
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.
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.
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.
Certain niches offer big income potential for those willing to specialize.
A carrier must qualify in three critical categories: top tier pay, benefits and carrier stability.
Carriers chase after a diminished pool of owner-operator candidates with higher pay, bonuses and more compensation options.
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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