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Pay Rates Shoot Up For Truckers as Numbers Employed Dwindle

October 22, 2020
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As there has been a drop in the number of truckers working in the United States of America, there has been an increase in the way truckers are paid. And perhaps it’s encouraging the Peterbilt pilots of today to stay that way tomorrow. Capacity is under a chokehold, after all. And some carriers are recognizing now something that is crucial during the pandemic. Though lonely truck drivers aren’t as sickly, they’re still not legally driven to be here. Which is why pay hikes are in order for helping the industry jump through some magnificent hurdles. This is such an occasion that will make truck drivers in the industry stay longer, probably past retirement, while new truckers may join just to get in on the pay.


Schneider National, for example, has made it known on October 6th, that their team drivers should anticipate receiving 4 cents more while team drivers are nabbing only an additional 2 cents per every mile.


Vice President of Schneider, Dave Geyer, had this to say: “These shippers are seeking solutions from Schneider at higher rates for the expedited transit time, and Schneider is passing the rate increase on to our team drivers.”


Even earlier, Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking made plans to reward their truckers by sending them a pay increase themselves. National drivers will now range their pay from 51 cents to 57 cents per mile, depending on experience. Fleetsm on the other hand, are looking at anywhere from 58 cents to 61 cents per mile. Man, I wish there was an easy way to just use keyboard shortcuts to paste the cent symbol!


In case you didn’t know, here are some additional reasons…

Why Trucking companies are giving raises for Truckers.

  • Elders Retiring Because of COVID-19
  • A Surge of E-Commerce, Calling Plenty of Local Truck Drivers
  • Disqualification of 3,000 Drivers During New Drug and Alcohol tests
  • A large increase in spot rates


All that said, if you’re in the market to find a new job or career path, talk to a trucking company today, and see if they need an extra hand. It’s in demand!

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