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ATA issues Driver Compensation Study

The American Trucking Associations has released the ATA Driver Compensation Study with data from 2007 and 2008 operations. It is ATA's first report on driver compensation since 2003. The 97-page study includes data on:

  • Employee driver salaries on national and regional levels.

  • Employee driver salaries by carrier type (including flatbed, refrigerated, and tank truck).

  • Employee driver benefits, including bonuses, insurance, retirement, and vacation.

  • Employee driver recruitment, training, and retention practices.

  • Owner-operator employment and compensation structure.

  • Technician employment, salaries, and benefits.

In all, 159 motor carriers from across the nation participated in the study. These organizations included publicly held or privately owned companies, such as nationwide less-than-truckload (LTL), regional LTL, nationwide truckload (TL), regional TL, dedicated carriers, and logistic providers.

The ATA Driver Compensation Study can be purchased at or by calling 1-866-821-3468 (toll-free). The study is part of the ATA Business Solutions line of products, events, and services.

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