Industry Gold Standard Research on Private Fleet Driver Compensation Study Now Underway

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 20, 2018) —

The National Transportation Institute (NTI), the trucking industry’s source for knowledge capital, announced the survey for the 2018 private fleet compensation research study is now underway. Private fleet executives nationwide consider this annual proprietary research to be the gold standard for accurate, reliable driver compensation data because it is confidentially sourced data by location and job description, in order to provide results that support critical decision-making

NTI is currently actively collecting market compensation data for the 2018 National Private Fleet Survey, now in its 23rd year of publication. Each year NTI aggregates, analyzes and publishes actual driver compensation data from private fleets across the country to help private fleet executives make critical decisions regarding driver compensation and benefits to stay competitive.

“Private fleet executives trust the National Private Fleet Survey for their biggest decisions because only NTI meticulously gathers the most up-to-date private fleet compensation data and conducts rigorous analytics to deliver current private fleet specific compensation and benefits data, trends and related information that helps them determine opportunity gaps,” said Mark Shaver, NTI Vice President.

Private Fleets can to learn more about the National Survey and the valuable benefits of participation here including receiving critical insights about fleet driver pay and benefits packages in aggregate form.



The National Transportation Institute (NTI) was founded in 1995 with a goal of providing accurate and authoritative mission-critical benchmarks to truckload carriers on company driver and owner-operator compensation history and changes. NTI’s publications are used by insurers, consultants, carriers, shippers and nearly every equity analyst who follow transportation sector stocks. NTI’s largest subscriber base remains in the transportation sectors Private and For-Hire LTL and truckload fleets where they are widely used as a tool for fleet executives to understand the direction and velocity of the Class A CDL market wages and emerging pay strategies. To learn more, visit

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