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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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Walmart could be forced to pay drivers $100M in back pay for non-driving hours

A federal court has ruled Walmart violated California law by not paying truck drivers at least minimum wage for all the time they worked.

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POLL: What is your detention time worth?

How much is your time spent waiting at docks worth per hour? This poll looks at the range of what owner-operators and drivers expect from detention rates, such as they may be.

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