Leah Shaver

COO, National Transportation Institute

Leah Shaver is the Chief Operating Officer for The National Transportation Institute, the truckload industry subject matter experts on company driver and owner operator compensation history, changes and benchmarks.


Leah's career has been spent supporting long-term growth and expansion of the transportation industry while reinforcing its best resource – Professional Truck Drivers! Prior to joining NTI she spent 14 years with a Midwest-based multi-platform truckload carrier. During her tenure there, she served on the Executive Committee and held numerous positions in Driver Recruiting and Human Resources. She specialized in driver selection, hiring, development, wellness, and retention, as well as developing, implementing, and managing an award-winning driver mentoring program for new drivers.

In her current role, Leah oversees development of all business operations within The National Transportation Institute and also serves on the Executive Committee. NTI provides original economic research on company driver and owner operator compensation history and changes to carriers, insurers, consultants, publishers, shippers, and nearly every equity analyst who follow transportation sector stocks. NTI’s largest subscriber base remains in the transportation sector’s for-hire and truckload fleets, widely used as a tool for fleet executives to understand the direction and velocity of the Class A CDL market wages and emerging pay strategies.

Leah frequently speaks to industry executives and organizations about driver compensation and strategy as it relates to driver recruiting, retention, and expansion of the driver candidate pool, serves on the board of the Women In Trucking Association, and volunteers in her community. She and her husband live in Minnesota and have worked together for over a decade.

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