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Trucking Reacts to Biden Administration’s Independent Contractor Rule and Renomination of Julie Su
Washington , DC… American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement after the Biden Administration published a final rule on independent contractor classification and renominated Julie Su to lead the U.S. Department of Labor:
“I can think of nothing more un-American than for the government to extinguish the freedom of individuals to choose work arrangements that suit their needs and fulfill their ambitions. More than 350,000 truckers choose to work as independent contractors because of the economic opportunity it creates and the flexibility it provides, enabling them to run their own business and choose their own hours and routes. That freedom of choice has been an enormous source of empowerment for women, minorities, and immigrants pursuing the American Dream.
“The trucking industry has used independent contractors since the inception of interstate trucking, and court decisions over the last 90 years have continually reaffirmed the legitimate role ICs play in the economy. It's unfortunate that the Administration has chosen to replace a clear and straightforward standard with a tangled mess that weakens our supply chain and undermines the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of truckers across the country.
“The coordinated release of this rule with the renomination of Julie Su to lead the Department of Labor is proof positive that the Administration is doubling down on destructive policies that eliminate choice and opportunity for our workforce. Had Su actually taken the time to talk to independent contractors, she’d know firsthand what a misguided rule this really is. That is exactly why we opposed her nomination before and why we will continue to oppose it now. Radical California agendas have no place in federal policy.
“ATA will work with members of Congress and other stakeholders to defeat this ill-advised rule.”
Statement on the Department of Labor's Final Rule to Force Reclassification of Independent Drivers
CALVERTON, MD… Despite broad opposition across critical industries, including the intermodal transportation industry, the Department of Labor has issued a final rule establishing restrictive regulations for worker classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The burdensome new requirements significantly limit the use of independent contractors in the trucking industry and threaten to force the reclassification of over 80 percent of intermodal drayage drivers that currently enjoy independent contractor status. In response to the DOL’s announcement, Joni Casey, President & CEO, Intermodal Association of North America, offers the following statement:
“For decades, the independent contractor business model has been widely favored by intermodal motor carriers and drivers. Although employee-driver positions are readily available, these owner-operator drivers explicitly chose the freedom, flexibility, and independence that comes with small business ownership. By maintaining control over their schedules, opportunities, and business decisions, independent drivers are highly incentivized to provide safe, efficient, and cost-effective services that contribute to our nation’s economic growth.
DOL’s final rule would eliminate a worker’s ability to determine their own preferred career path and instead force them to either become an employee or leave their chosen profession – a profession in which they have already heavily invested. Among other things, this investment includes significant safety training and, in many instances, the purchase of a power unit. The rule will have detrimental impacts on the intermodal freight industry; reducing service efficiency and reliability, exacerbating existing workforce shortages, and increasing consumer costs. Already, the trucking industry is experiencing a shortage of qualified drivers. This shortage stands to worsen with the implementation of this rulemaking.
IANA is concerned about the forthcoming changes that risk the livelihood of our industry’s drivers and the owner-operator business model, which could adversely impact the supply chain and the greater economy. We urge Congress to act swiftly to overturn this ill-conceived rulemaking.”
O’Brien: Revoke PNTR
WASHINGTON, DC… The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien regarding the recent report from the U.S. House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party on Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) between the U.S. and China:
“We look forward to working with Democrats and Republicans in Congress on putting an end to PNTR, and on other issues of unfair competition from China impacting Teamster members. Lawmakers have a duty to all Americans to stop outsourcing good union jobs and stop wasting federal tax dollars.
“China flouts rules that the World Trade Organization and others have implemented for competing on a level playing field in a global economy, proving the penalties to curb their unfair practices are useless. The only beneficiaries of free trade are greedy corporations that abuse and disrespect American workers. U.S. trade policy with China must change.
“Millions of good-paying, union jobs have been lost to China over the decades. It is past time for American lawmakers across the board to actually stand up and work with unions like the Teamsters to restore critical industries and keep this work in this country.”
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.3 million hardworking men and women in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Visit Teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and “like” us on Facebook at Facebook.com/teamsters.
House Passes Bill Championed by ATA to Protect Repatriating Americans’ Personal Data
Washington, DC… On January 18th, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act, legislation introduced by Representatives Mike Waltz (R-Florida) and Bill Pascrell (D-New Jersey).
At a time when identity theft and other privacy-related crimes are on the rise, this bipartisan bill would help protect the privacy and identity security of American servicemembers, federal employees, private sector workers, and their families who are returning to the United States after living abroad.
“The American Trucking Associations’ Moving & Storage Conference is proud to serve our military and other families when they return home to the United States. Our members handle both household items and personal information with care, which is why they have long advocated for Congress to make commonsense changes to disclosure requirements on shipping forms,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear.
“The House’s passage of Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act represents a major step forward to protect military families and other Americans relocating from overseas,” said ATA’s Moving & Storage Conference Executive Director Ryan Bowley. “We have strongly pushed for this legislation to help reduce repatriating Americans’ risk of having their identities stolen. We are grateful for Reps. Waltz and Pascrell’s leadership on this issue, and we will continue to work with Senator Daines and other champions on this issue to move this bill across the finish line to prevent unnecessary disclosures of Americans’ personal data.”
When relocating Americans ship their household goods back to the U.S., they must provide personal data on vessel manifests.
Currently, this personally identifiable information — such as Social Security numbers, passport numbers, home addresses, and more — can be included in trade data that CBP is required to collect and make available for sale to data brokers. This exposure puts Americans at risk of identity theft, financial fraud, and other crimes.
The Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act would protect the privacy of tens of thousands of Americans by requiring CBP to remove Americans' personal data before making trade data available for sale.
The Senate companion measure, sponsored by Senators Steve Daines (R-Montana), Gary Peters (D-Michigan), Roger Marshall (R-Kansas), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan), passed the Senate earlier this Congress by unanimous consent. The House version of the bill now heads to the Senate for approval before being sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $623 Million in Grants to Continue Building Out Electric Vehicle Charging Network
WASHINGTON, DC… The Biden-Harris Administration announced $623 million in grants to help build out an electric vehicle (EV) charging network across the U.S., which will create American jobs and ensure more drivers can charge their electric vehicles where they live, work, and shop. This is a critical part of the Biden Administration’s goal of building out a convenient, affordable, reliable and made-in-America national network of EV chargers, including at least 500,000 publicly available chargers by 2030 ensuring that EVs are made in America with American workers.
Under President Biden’s leadership, EV sales have more than quadrupled, the number of publicly available charging ports has grown by nearly 70 percent, and more than 4 million EVs are now on the road. Spurred by the President’s historic investments, private companies have announced more than $155 billion in the EV and battery supply chain under the Biden-Harris Administration. EVs are critical to our rapid and equitable transition to clean transportation systems, producing zero tailpipe emissions, reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions—major contributors to climate change and key contributors to respiratory ailments.
The grants being announced today are made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $2.5 billion Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program, a competitive funding program, and will fund 47 EV charging and alternative-fueling infrastructure projects in 22 states and Puerto Rico, including construction of approximately 7,500 EV charging ports. The CFI program complements the $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula program to build the “backbone” of high-speed EV chargers along our nation’s highways. Thanks to the NEVI program, new charging stations in Ohio and New York have opened, and states like Pennsylvania and Maine have broken ground.
“America led the arrival of the automotive era, and now we have a chance to lead the world in the EV revolution—securing jobs, savings, and benefits for Americans in the process,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This funding will help ensure that EV chargers are accessible, reliable, and convenient for American drivers, while creating jobs in charger manufacturing, installation, and maintenance for American workers.”
As part of today’s announcements, the Federal Highway Administration is awarding $311 million to 36 “community” projects, including two Indian Tribes in Alaska and Arizona. These projects invest in EV charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure in urban and rural communities, including at convenient and high-use locations like schools, parks, libraries, multi-family housing, and more.
Another $312 million in funding will go to 11 “corridor” recipients whose projects are located along roadways designated as Alternative Fuel Corridors. These projects will fill gaps in the core national charging and alternative-fueling network.
The CFI Program advances President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative, which set a goal that 40% of the overall benefits of federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized by underinvestment and overburdened by pollution. More than 70% of the CFI funding announced today will support project sites in disadvantaged communities.
“Every community across the nation deserves access to convenient and reliable clean transportation,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “The Biden-Harris Administration is bringing an accessible, made-in-America charging network into thousands of communities while cutting the carbon pollution that is driving the climate crisis.”
“From my time working at the local level, I know that finding electric vehicle charging in a community is different from finding charging along highways,” said U.S. Transportation Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg. “USDOT is proud to make an investment that will provide Americans with convenient, straightforward charging options in their communities.”
“The Federal Highway Administration is pleased to announce these grants that will bring EV charging and alternative fuels to people and communities all across the nation,” said Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt. “These investments through the CFI Program will grow our national EV charging network, support President Biden’s goals of achieving net-zero emissions for the nation by 2050 and promote opportunity for all Americans to enjoy the benefits of EV charging.”
Project selections in this round of grants include:
* $10 million to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to build EV charging stations for residents in multi-family housing in disadvantaged communities and rural areas. The project also will focus on areas near transit stations to encourage the use of shared transportation services such as electric carshare and rideshare options.
* $15 million to the Maryland Clean Energy Center to build 87 electric vehicle charging stations in urban, suburban and low- and moderate-income communities across the state. Proposed sites include Coppin State University, an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in Baltimore and 34 disadvantaged communities with multi-family housing. The project also includes workforce development programs that offer services to help train, place, and retain people in good-paying jobs or registered apprenticeships.
* $70 million to the North Central Texas Council of Governments to build up to five hydrogen fueling stations for medium- and heavy-duty freight trucks in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. The project will help create a hydrogen corridor from southern California to Texas.
* $15 million to the County of Contra Costa in California to build a total of 52 fast chargers and 60 Level 2 chargers at 15 branch locations of the county’s library system.
* $15 million to Energy Northwest, a joint operating agency in Washington State, to install 40 fast chargers and 12 Level 2 chargers across western Washington State and northern Oregon. The project will provide EV access to largely rural and disadvantaged communities, including on Indigenous Tribal lands.
* $12 million to the City of Mesa, Arizona, to build 48 electric vehicle chargers for a variety of vehicle sizes, charging docks for e-bikes and e-scooters, and solar canopies to support electricity generation at the stations.
* $1.4 million to the Chilkoot Indian Association, an Alaska Native Tribe, to build an EV charging station in Haines, a rural and disadvantaged community where there are no publicly available EV charging stations.
To provide a consistent charging experience for users that ensures a convenient, affordable and reliable national charging network, EV chargers constructed with CFI funds must adhere to the same minimum standards established for NEVI-funded chargers – including requirements that CFI-funded chargers are Made in America as well as installed and maintained in accordance with strong workforce standards. FHWA is working closely with the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, providing technical assistance on planning and implementation of a national network of electric vehicle chargers and zero-emission fueling infrastructure.
For a full list of grant recipients, visit: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/cfi/grant_recipients/
CEA Applauds Ohio House Passage of Bill Protecting Consumers’ Right to Buy Vehicles of Their Choice
COLUMBUS, OH… Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading energy and environmental advocate for families and businesses, issued the following statement after the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 201, which preserves Ohioans’ right to buy the vehicle of their choosing.
"We applaud the Ohio House of Representatives for supporting consumer choice in the automotive marketplace. Consumers should be able to choose vehicles that meet their mobility needs - regardless of fuel type,” CEA Midwest Executive Director Chris Ventura said. “Maintaining choices in any market increases supply and lowers prices. Given the strong linkages between transportation and energy, more choices in both markets means more affordable, reliable and environmentally sound energy.”
“The number of early adopters of electric vehicles keeps shrinking. That is due in part to consumer concerns about recharging, the electric grid’s ability to meet demand, and the cost of new EVs and battery replacements. America's auto manufacturers are restructuring their investments, so it is increasingly necessary for our governments to not limit any vehicle or energy choice,” Ventura said. “By supporting the continued research and development of advanced liquid fuels, batteries and hydrogen fuel cells, consumers will be better able to select vehicles that meet their cost expectations and needs for commuting, playing and living."
CEA supports consumers’ right to have the vehicle they want and can afford. CEA’s recent “Freedom to Fuel: Consumer Choice in the Automotive Marketplace” report examines how some states are forcing through vehicle mandates without fully considering several important questions that will influence consumer acceptance, such as:
1. Does the electric power grid have enough power to meet increased demand from EV sales mandates?
2. Where will recharging stations be built?
3. How can average Americans afford EVs that cost nearly $15,000 more than traditional vehicles?
4. Where will replacement parts for EVs come from other than China?
The full report is available here.
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for consumers, bringing together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers, and manufacturers to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future. With more than 550,000 members nationwide, we are committed to leading the nation’s dialogue around energy, its critical role in the economy, and how it supports the vital supply chains for the families and businesses that depend on them. CEA works daily to encourage communities across the nation to seek sensible, realistic, and environmentally responsible solutions to meet our nation’s energy needs.
ATA Welcomes Funding to Expand Truck Parking in Wyoming, Iowa
Washington, DC… The American Trucking Associations welcomed two major new federal investments by the U.S. Department of Transportation that will add nearly 400 truck parking spaces along key freight corridors in Wyoming and Iowa.
“These projects in Wyoming and Iowa continue the momentum to alleviate the severe, nationwide shortage of truck parking, which consistently ranks as one of drivers’ top concerns,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “We are grateful that Secretary Buttigieg has continued to make Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding available to expand truck parking, and we applaud Wyoming and Iowa for prioritizing these projects in their transportation planning. More states should step up and follow their example to improve the efficient movement of freight and enhance roadway safety for all motorists.”
The funding is from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and was allocated through the Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program. Combined with previous awards to Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Louisiana, the announcement brings the total number of truck parking projects supported by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to six, encompassing an additional 797 spaces.
The new awards come on the heels of ATA’s effort urging governors to request Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for truck parking projects in their states.
“Truck parking continues to be one of the highest priorities for both truck drivers and motor carriers,” said Sheila Foertsch, president and CEO of the Wyoming Trucking Association. “Safe, well lit, accessible parking makes the nation's highway system safer.”
“We are very pleased to learn that the Iowa Department of Transportation’s grant application was accepted and additional investments will be made on I-380, a major freight corridor in Iowa,” said Brenda Neville, president & CEO of the Iowa Motor Truck Association. “This investment of over $57 million will not only increase productivity but also enhance safety for all motorists. We are also very happy to hear that a portion of this funding will be dedicated to adding space for truck parking. Any time there is additional truck parking space created, that is a win-win situation for everyone.”
The funding was awarded as follows:
* $26.64 million was awarded to the Wyoming Department of Transportation to construct two new parking areas with 368 truck parking spaces along I-80 in the southwest corner of the state. There is a critical need for these amenities because the road is frequently closed due to severe weather and accidents.
* $57.3 million was awarded to the Iowa Department of Transportation to facilitate the movement of freight in the eastern part of the state. The project will make multiple upgrades to I-380, including creating an additional 14 truck parking spaces at the southbound rest area.
Last month, ATA sent a letter calling on all 50 state governors to make room for truck parking in their infrastructure spending priorities. The letter spelled out the numerous new resources provided by the federal government, including new funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to improve and expand truck parking facilities.
The ATA also strongly supports the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act—introduced by U.S. Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming) and Mark Kelly (D-Arizona) and U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-Illinois) and Angie Craig (D-Minnesota)—which would create a $755 million federal grant program dedicated to truck parking expansion.
ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 1% in November
Washington, DC… American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1% in November after increasing 0.8% in October. In November, the index equaled 113.7 (2015=100) compared with 114.9 in October.
“We continued to see a choppy 2023 for truck tonnage into November,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “It seems like every time freight improves, it takes a step back the following month. While year-over-year comparisons are improving, unfortunately, the freight market remains in a recession. Looking ahead, with retail inventories falling, we should see less of a headwind for retail freight, but I’m also not expecting a surge in freight levels in the coming months.”
October’s gain was revised down slightly from our November 21 press release.
Compared with November 2022, the SA index fell 1.2%, which was the ninth straight year-over-year decrease. In October, the index was down 2.4% from a year earlier.
The not seasonally adjusted index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by the fleets before any seasonal adjustment, equaled 113.2 in November, 5.1% below the October level (119.3). In calculating the index, 100 represents 2015. ATA’s For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index is dominated by contract freight as opposed to spot market freight.
Trucking serves as a barometer of the U.S. economy, representing 72.6% of tonnage carried by all modes of domestic freight transportation, including manufactured and retail goods. Trucks hauled 11.46 billion tons of freight in 2022. Motor carriers collected $940.8 billion, or 80.7% of total revenue earned by all transport modes.
ATA calculates the tonnage index based on surveys from its membership and has been doing so since the 1970s. This is a preliminary figure and subject to change in the final report issued around the 5th day of each month. The report includes month-to-month and year-over-year results, relevant economic comparisons, and key financial indicators.
ATA Re-Launches Women In Motion Program as Council
Washington, DC… The American Trucking Associations proudly re-christened its Women In Motion program an ATA Council, opening the door for women across the trucking and transportation industry to join a dynamic and growing community focused on professional development and mentorship.
“Since its inception, Women In Motion has been focused on promoting the role of women in the trucking industry,” said ATA COO Sarah Rajtik, co-chair of Women in Motion. “With this transition, we are hoping to capitalize on the work we’ve already done to reach a much larger group – creating more opportunities for women to connect and empower one another in order to make this great industry better for everyone.”
Members of WIM are eligible to receive a number of exclusive benefits, including:
* Access to the WIM electronic yearbook.
* Quarterly newsletters with special articles written by WIM members, upcoming events and ways to get involved.
* Action alerts with legislative updates.
* Member pricing on products, courses, events and more.
* Priority placement when WIM Speakers’ Bureau speaker requests are submitted.
* Access to WIM networking events at ATA meetings.
* WIM ribbon at ATA events.
* Eligible for any WIM awards.
* Corporate members are listed on WIM website with link to company webpage.
* Corporate members received a special logo that they can use to identify themselves as affiliates.
“By re-launching WIM as an ATA Council, we hope to create a community of like-minded women in this industry,” said Iowa Motor Truck Association President and CEO Brenda Neville, co-chair of Women In Motion. “I encourage any woman in this industry – from drivers to technicians and dispatchers to the C-suite – to come join us as we work to shape the future of this industry – breaking down barriers and paving the way for a new era of inclusivity and leadership in trucking.”
For more information about the WIM Council, visit https://www.trucking.org/women-in-motion-council.
ATA Names 24 Elite Professional Drivers as Newest America’s Road Team Captains
Washington, DC… The American Trucking Associations has announced its new team of 24 professional truck drivers to the 2024-2025 America's Road Team. The drivers will serve as trucking industry ambassadors, traveling the country to spread the message of safe driving, while teaching about the trucking industry and its opportunities.
“This elite group of professionals rose to the top of their field through years of hard work, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to safety that is measured in millions of miles,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “These exceptional individuals embody an essential segment of the American workforce whose contributions are seen and felt by virtually everyone in this country. As these captains now head over the road with a new mission and a vital message to share, we take extreme pride in their achievements and know that our nation will learn many valuable lessons from them and the example they set for our entire industry.”
Founded in 1986, America’s Road Team is an elite group of professional truck drivers with superior safety records that represents the trucking industry. Captains, with support from their companies, dedicate time each month to attending industry events, speaking at schools or meeting with policymakers on behalf of the trucking industry.
The drivers on this this year’s team hail from 14 different states, represent 14 different motor carriers and have a total of 61.6 million accident-free driving miles.
America’s Road Team is sponsored by Volvo Trucks. The new Captains will tour the country in ATA's Interstate One Image Truck, a Volvo VNL 760, towing an American flag-emblazoned trailer that contains a state-of-the-art truck driving simulator and mobile classroom.
“Volvo Trucks is honored to continue our sponsorship of America's Road Team and take part in this week's selection of the 2024-2025 Captains,” said Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve. “America's Road Team is one of the most visible groups of professional truck drivers in the country, and we believe their hard work and dedication pays dividends for our industry. We thank the Captains for their engagement and passion as ambassadors for this great profession. We congratulate the 2024-2025 America's Road Team Captains and wish them the best of luck as they carry out their mission over the next two years.”
ATA held its final round of selections from January 14-16 at ATA Headquarters in Washington. The drivers were judged on their ability to express their knowledge of the industry, their skills in effective communication about safety and transportation and their overall safe-driving record. The panel of judges included trucking executives and trade press.
"America’s Road Team Captains embody the professionalism of our industry, helping to promote a positive image by sharing their stories,” said ATA Chief Operating Officer Sarah Rajtik. “They are leaders in their communities and role models in their companies. This new class represents everything we strive to promote about our industry and its professionals."
After receiving their signature navy blue America's Road Team blazers, the 2024-2025 Captains will immediately begin their work improving public perception of the trucking industry. Trucking industry professionals can support America's Road Team's mission by following the team's two-year journey on Facebook and Twitter and interacting with the Captains at major industry events, conferences and community visits.
“I'm thrilled to start off 2024 by welcoming these top-tier professional drivers to America’s Road Team,” said ATA Chairman Andrew Boyle, co-president of Boyle Transportation. “This program is essential to our industry – Captains serve as ambassadors communicating our message of safety, professionalism and opportunity. I wish the new Captains a warm congratulations and thank them for their hard work and dedication to trucking.”
The 2024-2025 America’s Road Team Captains are:
* Ben Atkinson, ABF Freight System Inc., Florida
* Willie Baylor, FedEx Freight, Indiana
* Terry Bennett, ABF Freight System Inc., Florida
* Perry Carter, Cargo Transporters Inc., North Carolina
* Damon Evans, United Parcel Service, California
* Dennis Hall, Tyson Foods Inc., Texas
* David Hedicker, ABF Freight System Inc., Ohio
* Lloyd Howell, TCW, Alabama
* John Lemmons, United Parcel Service, Tennessee
* Rodney McNew, Groendyke Transport Inc., Texas
* Michael Middleton, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., Tennessee
* Peter Palczynski, Walmart Transportation, Illinois
* Emily Plummer, Prime Inc., Missouri
* Wayne Ponschke, United Parcel Service, California
* Scott Post, FedEx Ground – Spartan Logistics, Minnesota
* John Antoine Sadler, Walmart Transportation, North Carolina
* Brian Sheehan, CRST The Transportation Solution Inc., Indiana
* Molly Shultz, TransLand, Missouri
* Anthony Tirone, Walmart Transportation, Florida
* Chevelle Walker, Werner Enterprises, Florida
* Bernard Wanyo, United Parcel Service, Pennsylvania
* Michael Whitehead, FedEx Freight, South Dakota
* James "Gragg" Wilson, United Parcel Service, Nevada
* David Young, FedEx Freight, North Carolina
To learn more about the 2024-2025 America's Road Team, visit the official America's Road Team webpage.
ATA Launches Latest Driver Compensation Study Survey
Washington , DC… The American Trucking Associations recently opened its survey for the 2024 ATA Driver Compensation Study.
“The Driver Compensation Study is an invaluable and one-of-a-kind benchmarking tool,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “In order to get as accurate a picture of industry trends as possible, we rely on input from a large cross-section of motor carriers to provide detailed information about the many pay structures, benefits packages, incentives and bonuses provided to the industry’s most valuable resource: professional drivers.”
Previous versions of the Driver Compensation Study have been based on surveys of more than 180 fleets representing over 135,000 employee drivers and nearly 20,000 independent contractors. That data is then broken down by industry segment to supply a clear view of how – and how much – trucking companies pay their drivers.
Participants in the survey are eligible for a 93% discounted copy of the 2024 ATA Driver Compensation Study and other benefits. To participate and review the benefits that come with participating, please visit https://www.trucking.org/driver-compensation-study. Participants should complete and return the survey to [email protected] by March 29.