Driver pay expected to increase along with carriers’ rates

An expert on truck driver pay and a report from a major investment firm agree that market conditions appear to be setting the stage for improvements in trucker compensation. With the trucking economy ripe for a capacity crunch in the coming months and rates trending upward, carriers increasingly will turn to pay increases and bonuses to try to attract new drivers retain those already on board, says Gordon Klemp, president of the National Transportation Institute.

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