Current data from NTI’s National Survey of Driver Wages reveals fleets have been active in adjusting incentives paid to professional drivers that promote cost savings while also giving drivers the opportunity to boost their paychecks absent the aggressive base pay increases seen from late 2020 through the middle of 2022. While base pay gains have moderated and stabilized, current data published this month in NTI’s National Survey of Driver Wages shows year-over-year changes do persist for drivers’ base hourly and mileage pay.
Trucking’s other labor shortage: Unlocking solutions through benchmarking diesel technician pay — plus other strategies your fleet can use
Interest in technician pay benchmarking has swelled at The National Transportation Institute in recent years, including survey demand doubling last year for technician pay benchmarking reports as the challenge to hire and retain diesel technicians continues to become more difficult for trucking fleets of all types.
2024 driver pay outlook: With a clear dividing line in place, here’s how all fleets can navigate another year of uncertainty and challenges
In this month’s installment of From Leah’s Desk, NTI’s Leah Shaver takes a look at the year ahead and the main themes developing with driver compensation, driver recruiting and retention, and strategies your fleet can consider this year as the industry navigates another year of uncertainty and challenges.
Looking for new approaches to driver pay in 2024? Consider these 4 driver pay resolutions this new year
Looking for new strategies or new approaches to your driver compensation programs this year? With a challenging freight environment persisting amid a still-strong labor market, fleets often are walking a tightrope the past 18 months, trying to balance the need to attract and retain their most valuable asset — professional drivers — with the need to maintain profitability while waiting for the freight market to rebound. With that backdrop in mind, NTI’s team of experts has assembled this list of four driver pay resolutions for your fleet to consider this new year and beyond.
Joining NTI’s Leah Shaver for a recent episode of FreightWaves’ Taking the Hire Road show, JobsInLogistics.com’s Sean Horton shares valuable tips on how trucking companies can stand out to prospective driver candidates and effectively fill job openings with the right drivers.
NTI’s year in review: A look back at 2023’s key driver pay trends, plus a recap of pay strategies, answers to your pay questions, and conversations with industry leaders
‘Tis that time on the calendar: Year-in-review season. With 2023’s story all but wrapped, the team at The National Transportation Institute has compiled some the top driver pay trends and themes of the year, along with a recap of media and free resources made available to your fleet throughout the year.
In this episode of FreightWaves’ Taking the Hire Road show, NTI’s Leah Shaver is joined by Long Haul Trucking’s Anthony Book, where the two discuss the importance of both external and internal marketing, strategies to engage the next generation of trucking, and the inspiration behind Book’s children’s story, “How Chris and His Trucks Saved Christmas.”
To help remedy any discontentment arising from these situations and to help add some cheer to your drivers’ time on the road this holiday season, NTI has put together this punch-list of five ways every fleet can elevate drivers’ experience this season and make them feel supported in their work and at home.
‘Self-care isn’t selfish’: The importance of prioritizing personal restoration for everyone in trucking
NTI’s Leah Shaver talks with ReedTMS Logistics’ Eileen Dabrowski about the importance of incorporating self-care and how to get started.
A winning recipe: 6 tips to bake gratitude into your fleet’s driver recruiting and retention programs
While we all gather with friends and family this week to celebrate all the things in life we have to be grateful for, here at NTI, we’re also obviously placing a particular focus on our appreciation and gratitude for professional truck drivers across the country and their dedication to delivering everything that makes the holidays so special — including and especially the meals we gather around this week at our Thanksgiving tables. To that end, we’ve assembled this very quick punch list of ways your fleet can bake gratitude into your driver programs this week and year around to make that gratitude central to the culture at your fleet.