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Raising Truck Driver Pay

Truck Driver Pay Raise

Truck Driver Pay Raise

As of January 13th, 2011 the average pay for company truck drivers was reported to be $53,000 per year.  In reality, we know that this is totally false.  Also in reality, we know that average truck driver salaries for job postings nationwide are 24% lower than average salaries for all job postings. It is not uncommon to hear veteran truck drivers discuss how they made more money twenty years ago, compared to their income today.

Trucking executives have expressed concerns over the CSA creating a serious truck driver shortage and many analysts predict that the Comprehensive Safety Analysis will finally force trucking companies to raise truck driver pay.  Will the CSA ultimately create a pay increase for truck drivers?  Are drivers experiencing the roadside inspections and other reported consequences from the CSA implementation?

Todd Dills, Senior Editor for Truckers News Magazine, was our guest on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” and discussed the January, 2011 issue which examined the CSA, the truck driver shortage and the potential for a wage increase for truck drivers.

Is the potential of a driver pay increase proving to be real or is it trucking as usual?   Hear the conversation from:   Raising Truck Driver Wages Through the CSA on Blog Talk Radio:

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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  2. eclipse

    Who said we make 53 grand average? I hate the hypocrites who lie, they are on the same level as child molesters in my book. Now if the government stepped in and forced the same looser who stated that lie to really pay that much he’d be scream plike a guy who met bubba for the first time! It’s sad that I must leave a company where they are really nice but the pay is low. Seems the same game is played at all the companies these days some just know how to shuffle the cups on the table better than others which don’t do much for safety when a man must support his family.

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