National Driver Wage Index

For motor carriers, shippers, analysts, and forecasters 

What information is included? 

Subscribers to the National Driver Wage Index receive quarterly and annual updates of truck driver wage movement for truckload drivers at regional and over-the-road for-hire fleets, available for four different trailer types — dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and tank — and as a composite index. A five-year historical view is included with each subscription. Whether you adjust and negotiate your freight contracts once a year or once a quarter, the National Driver Wage Index gives you the data to make informed business decisions and track changes as they happen. 

How do I access it? 

The National Driver Wage Index is available on a quarterly basis in the NTI Subscriber Portal.  

What are the subscription details? 

An annual subscription to the NDWI is available for four trailer type(s). All subscriptions include quarterly updates and access to the composite index Subscriptions include quarterly updates.

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Listen live every month

On the first Thursday of every month, NTI President & CEO Leah Shaver, aka the Sunshine Girl, goes live on air on SiriusXM Channel 146, Road Dog Trucking, to talk with drivers about all things pay. From paycheck questions to working with fleets on resolving issues around compensation, HR and legal, life on the road, and relationships with their employers, Payday on Road Dog Live dives into topics drivers care about most.

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