Fleet Management

article Jul 06, 2017

Pay up!

No, the $100,000-a-year truck driver is not just an urban legend. And that driver exists beyond working on a dangerous “ice road” or traveling through a war-torn nation.

“I would not call a $100,000 earner the norm, but they are becoming common in the private fleet,” said Leah Shaver, vice president at the National Transportation Institute (NTI), Hudson, WI.

The group, which has tracked driver pay for more than two decades, has seen annual trucker wages “for years at and above the $80,000 range,” including at many for-hire fleets.