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    Default Truckload driver wages must hit $75k annually to boost supply, executive says

    Well this will never happen!

    Truckload driver wages need to hit at least $75,000 per year if truckload carriers have any hope of attracting and keeping qualified drivers in the fold for the long haul, one of the industry's top executives said today.

    Lana R. Batts said in an e-mail that driver wages "certainly" must hit the $75,000 threshold for seats to be filled and to stay that way. Another possible metric, that of wages equaling 60 cents per mile,is irrelevant, Batts said because drivers aren't getting the miles they need to make a solid living due to issues such as delays at shipping and receiving docks.

    Batts' comments indicate that drivers must be assured of miles equating an annual wage of $75,000 or more for the truckload sector to compete with other industries for valuable labor.

    As of May 2017, the median truckload driver wage was slightly more than $42,000 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The top 10 percent of earners pulled down more than $64,000, according to BLS data. Since then, an increasing number of fleets have substantially increased driver wages. Many salaries have risen by double-digit amounts during the past year or so.

    Still, wages remain below the levels that Batts believes are necessary to bring steady supply into the market. Benjamin J. Hartford, transport analyst for Baird, an investment firm, said the average driver wage is between $45,000 and $50,000 a year. Batts pegged it at between $55,000 and $65,000 a year. The shortage of qualified drivers is most keenly felt among the larger fleets.
    Truckload driver wages must hit $75k annually to boost supply, executive says – DC Velocity

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    Default Re: Truckload driver wages must hit $75k annually to boost supply, executive says

    That guy's a regular Bobe Hope.

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