Rising Trucker’s Pay, Falling Desire for Trucking Jobs Provide Reasons Self-Driving Trucks Will Reshape Industry

MishTalk

Fewer and fewer people are willing to live the trucker’s life. This has created a shortage in drivers and in turn Rising Pay is Reshaping the Trucking Industry.

The shortage of truck drivers in the U.S. is driving salaries higher, with gains up to 12 percent over the past year.

Average pay for long-haul truckers jumped 17 percent since the end of 2013 to a record average of $57,000 in 2015, according to the National Transportation Institute. The surge comes as U.S. employment costs overall are up just 2 percent and average weekly earnings are rising only 2.2 percent.

The shortage of truck drivers has grown to nearly 48,000 and could expand further due to a combination of industry growth and a retiring workforce, according to the American Trucking Associations’ Truck Driver Shortage Analysis for 2015.

The ATA believes that trucking will need to hire an average of 89,000…

View original post 187 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s