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Driver turnover rates show potential for continued wage growth for truckers, ATA says

Sky high driver turnover rates at large and small carriers will continue to put upward pressure on truck driver wages, says ATA's Chief Economist.

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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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Study: More home time and off time boosts driver pay and mileage

A study published this week by driver recruiting and retention firm Stay Metrics reveals that truck operator mileage sees a jump when carriers allow them to take requested time off from work.

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POLL: The future of rates and driver pay models?

Looking out over the next decades, what do you see for mileage, percentage, hourly (or salary) pay models for leased and/or company drivers, and what's the future of rates for independents look like? Choose up to three of these scenarios or suggest your own under this poll.

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Study: California owner-operators outearn company drivers

Among California truckers, average owner-operator net income exceeds that of company drivers by more than $17,000, according to a study released today.

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Driver pay to continue to rise, ATA says in report that asserts industry short 50k drivers

Driver pay will likely continue to rise in the coming decade as fleets work to attract new drivers to the industry to fill the gap of an alleged driver shortage that could grow to as high as 175,000 in the next 10 years, says ATA in a report released this week.

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Fleet to raise pay for owner-operators who adopt dashcham video recorders

American Central Transport (ACT) announced this week it will raise pay for owner-operators who have Lytx Drivecam systems installed in their trucks. The company will install the systems free of charge to the operators.

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Hourly driver pay, insurance increase part of Senator’s truck safety bill

A bill introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would if passed require employers to pay truck operators for all hours worked, rather than solely per-mile pay, and double the minimum amount of liability insurance required to be held by motor carriers.

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Walmart, seeking next move in driver pay case, says 90% of drivers make $80k or more

Walmart is considering its next steps in a class action suit where a federal judge concluded truckers must be paid at least minimum wage for all time worked.

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FedEx agrees to pay truck drivers $228 million in classification case

FedEx Ground announced last week it has reached an agreement to pay $228 million to settle a lawsuit brought by truck operators claiming the company has misclassified them as independent contractors, and not company employees, thereby denying them certain state-required benefits.

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