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Charts: For-hire truck driver pay averages $46k, private $73k

How does your pay rank against the industry average? These charts should give you some idea.

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Schneider raising van pay

Schneider National announced it increased pay for its Van Truckload division drivers by between 8 and 13 percent in mileage and bonuses.

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Con-way Freight enhances pay package

Con-way Freight, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based less-than-truckload company, this week announced it was increasing its pay rates to be competitive for each of its geographic markets and also reducing the time it takes for drivers to reach the top pay scale to three years from their hire date. Both enhancements take effect Jan. 4. The Teamsters recently had its first success at Con-way after drivers and dock workers at the company’s terminal in Laredo, Texas, on ...

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When rates drive capacity: Growth in new-carrier registrations follows spot-market rate boom

Owner-operators with their eyes on real-time demand data are well-positioned to capitalize on a large volume of freight -- and attendant good rates -- available from brokers in the spot market.

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CEVA Ground increases owner-op pay

CEVA Ground announced it is increasing rates for its owner-operator drivers in the U.S. The announcement, it says, was done as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Owner-operators for the company will now get $1 a mile for solo drivers and $1.05 a mile for teams -- a roughly 10 percent increase, CEVA says. There are also incentives for safety and performance available, as well discounts for fuel purchases, tires and mechanical services.

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Simple solution for ending ‘driver shortage,’ survey says: Pay drivers more

Carriers use a wide array of tactics to find and keep drivers, but a results from a recently published survey show there’s overwhelmingly one thing fleets can do to accomplish their recruiting and retention goals: Raise pay for drivers.

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Boyd, Interstate raising pay

Boyd Bros. Transportation (No. 92 in the CCJ Top 250) and Interstate Distributor (No. 72 in the CCJ Top 250) both announced Aug. 28 they would be implementing pay raises for their drivers. Boyd, the Clayton, Ala.-based flatbed fleet, said its pay raise will bring its average driver pay to 54 cents a mile. It also announced a 2-cents-per-mile seasonal bonus for company drivers and a 4-cent-per-mile bonus for lease-purchase drivers. Boyd says it also recently increased ...

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Agency to study driver pay connection to safety

Does driver pay correlate with safety? FMCSA announced Aug. 28 it hopes to find an answer to that question.

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Transport America upping driver pay

Transport America has announced it is increasing pay for both current and new drivers. The pay increase is for drivers in solo, team, regional and owner-operator divisions, TA says. It goes into effect Sept. 1. The carrier has also lifted its requirement of the for the hazmat endorsement on its Pay for Performance Plan, it says. For owner-operators, the pay increase is 2 cents a mile, TA says. Team drivers will get a 1 cent per mile increase, ...

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U.S Xpress raising driver pay

U.S. Xpress says it is increasing its base mileage pay for over-the-road, non-dedicated drivers by an average of 13 percent. Its pay increase goes into effect Aug. 25. The carrier says its pay increases is designed to help recruit new drivers and retain current drivers. It’s also eliminating its sliding pay scale in favor of what it says is a simpler pay structure in which drivers will earn their base mileage pay regardless of the length of ...

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