The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has released the ATA Driver Compensation Study, featuring data from 2007 and 2008 operations. It is the trucking lobby’s first report on driver compensation in six years, gleaned from data from publicly held and privately owned nationwide less-than-truckload (LTL), regional LTL, nationwide truckload (TL), regional TL, dedicated carriers, logistic providers, and other companies.
“The trucking industry faces many challenges in 2009,” said ATA president & CEO Gov. Bill Graves. “Appropriately compensating and retaining top-notch drivers is a necessity for companies trying to weather the current economic storm. This study provides very important national and regional data the industry desperately needs today and during the subsequent economic recovery.”
According to Graves, the 97-page study includes data on employee driver salaries on national and regional levels and by carrier type; benefits such as bonuses, insurance and retirement; driver recruitment, training and retention practices; owner-operator employment and compensation structure, and technician employment, salaries and benefits.
The study can be purchased at www.ATABusinessSolutions.com or by calling 866-821-3468.