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According to the 2015 Truck Driver Shortage Analysis report prepared by the American Trucking Association, the truck driving industry has been suffering an increasing shortage of drivers over the last 15 years. In fact, at the end of 2014 this shortage was approximately 38,000 drivers! Other analysts reported the number to be at 48,000 drivers for 2015, which is the highest ever! The shortage is growing each year, and is predicted to reach approximately 175,000 by 2024! Based on these statistics, a career in the Trucking Driving Industry is a promising career opportunity. Click here to read the full report
The American Trucking Association reveals another pay increase for CDL Truck Drivers
UPDATED March 27, 2018: New Survey Data Reveals Increases in Driver Compensation
Competitive Market Boosting Driver Pay and Benefit Packages
Arlington, Virginia — Today, the American Trucking Associations released data from its latest Driver Compensation Study, showing driver pay has climbed as rising demand for freight transportation services has increased competition for increasingly scarce drivers.
“This latest survey, which includes data from more than 100,000 drivers, shows that fleets are reacting to an increasingly tight market for drivers by boosting pay, improving benefit packages and offering other enticements to recruit and retain safe and experienced drivers,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello.
According to this most recent study, the median salary for a truckload driver working a national, irregular route was over $53,000 – a $7,000 increase from ATA’s last survey, which covered annual pay for 2013, or an increase of 15%. A private fleet driver saw their pay rise to more than $86,000 from $73,000 or a gain of nearly 18%.
In addition to rising pay, Costello said fleets were offering generous signing bonuses and benefit packages to attract and keep drivers.
“Our survey told us that carriers are offering thousands of dollars in bonuses to attract new drivers,” Costello said. “And once drivers are in the door, fleets are offering benefits like paid leave, health insurance and 401(k)s to keep them.
“This data demonstrates that fleets are reacting to concerns about the driver shortage by raising pay and working to make the job more attractive,” he said. “I expect that trend to continue as demand for trucking services increases as our economy grows.”
Click here to purchase a copy of ATA’s Driver Compensation Study.
Truck driver shortage: Here’s how much drivers are paid…
According to Fox Business, the U.S. trucking industry is struggling to find interested and qualified drivers to fill tens of thousands of jobs, despite the fact that the positions can offer yearly salaries over $100,000. (Read the full story here).
If you are interested in taking advantage of the shortage of commercial truck drivers, let us help you prepare to earn your Commercial Driver’s License!
Why you should consider training with us:
Professional CDL Training, LLC is licensed and certified by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and approved by the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Educational Approval Program (DSPS-EAP), formerly the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board (EAB)
- A free Prospective Commercial Truck Drivers’ Employment Orientation Seminar
- Very competitive rates on an hourly basis – pay only for the training you need!
- Flexible training schedules that accommodate even the busiest schedules – train on weekdays, evenings, or weekends.
- Unique one-on-one personalized instruction – one instructor per student!
- Innovative training methods – the classroom is the vehicle the student will be learning to drive – 100% of the training is in the truck!
- Training with modern fleet specified vehicles on customized training routes.
- Efficient and effective training – normally, our students are driving trucks or tractor-trailers, in city traffic, within their first four hours of training.
- Integrity – during the first four hours of training, if your instructor feels that you are not likely to become and employable truck driver in a reasonable period of time, he/she will inform you. You may then decide to discontinue training and pay only for the fours hours training you received or you may decide to continue training for as long as you feel it is worth your time and money.
- Training of drivers for small, medium and large businesses