trucker pay

Teamsters, safety groups to Congress: Don’t touch hours of service

Two key trucking items likely to see action in the appropriations process include a fix to the hours of service legislative screw-up from Congress’ 2016 DOT appropriations law and the revival of the so-called “federal authority” provisions floated in recent transportation-related bills.

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Trucker pay has plummeted in the last 30 years, analyst says

Here's how much truck operators would have made on average last year had trucker pay kept up with inflation since 1980.

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Aviation bill would reemphasize federal authority over states’ regulation of truckers’ hours, pay

A bill unveiled in the U.S. House’s Transportation Committee this week seeks to restrict state’s ability to regulate truckers’ on-duty time, such as required rest breaks, and could have an impact on driver pay reform efforts being conducted at state levels.

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Panel: Paying drivers by hour would be ‘suicide,’ driver pay raise looming

Fleets should be reluctant to abandon paying drivers by the mile, according to a panel of fleet managers, but driver pay is looming.

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TWT Refrigerated boosts owner-operator pay

Spokane, Wash.-based TWT Refrigerated Services announced its increasing its owner-operator pay package to $1 per mile.

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Big fleet earnings could mean bigger paychecks

Carriers who have seen big growth over the last year could be passing some of it on to owner-operators.

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CRST Van Expedited increases pay

CRST Van Expedited has announced an immediate pay increase of up to 6 cents per mile for both recent truck driving school graduates and experienced drivers, depending on their length of time with the company. “This pay increase is targeted at helping drivers during their first six months of employment with us, when we know times are toughest financially,” says Jim Chapman, recruiting manager. “A recent school graduate will see an average of $75 to $150 ...

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