Biennial Driver Compensation Study


Calling all motor carriers! ATA is excited to announce the launch of its 2024 Driver Compensation Survey! Last conducted in 2022, this survey data will be used to produce our 2024 Driver Compensation Study, a one-of-a-kind benchmarking tool that will yield valuable information on driver pay to help carriers differentiate themselves by giving them the tools to make well-informed compensation decisions. Previous studies covered data from more than 180 fleets, over 135,000 employee drivers, and nearly 20,000 independent contractors, with data broken down by For-Hire TL carriers, LTL carriers and Private fleets.

The 2024 Driver Compensation Study will include detailed pay estimates broken down by carrier type, trailer type and region. It will also explore the wide variety of driver pay structures (hourly, per-mile, annual salary, percent of revenue) as well as driver incentives, benefits, and bonuses.


Survey participants are eligible to receive:

  1. The comprehensive 2024 Driver Compensation Study for just $100 ($1,500 for non-participants).
  2. A free executive summary prior to the release of the report.
  3. An invitation to a participant-only, free of charge webinar hosted by ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello & Sr Analyst Lindsay Bur to discuss the results of the study and answer questions.


This year’s Driver Compensation Study will be released in the summer of 2024. 

If you are interested in participating, please download to your computer the survey below that best describes your carrier (TL, LTL, Private Carrier), complete the survey, and return it to by Friday, March 29th. 



Surveys are macro-enabled workbooks. You need to follow the instructions below carefully to allow the macros to run. If you need help, please call or email Lindsay Bur at or (703) 838-1935.


1. Download the file to your computer, do not open it. 

2. Open your file explorer (file icon) and locate the downloaded file. Right click on the downloaded survey file and select "properties".

3. At the bottom of the first tab (titled "General"), there is a section titled "Security", please check the box that says "Unblock" and click "OK" or "Apply" (See photo below).

4. Now you can open the survey and it will allow macros to run, thanks! 


Optional: Carriers also have the option to sign a non disclosure agreement if they so choose. Please download, sign, and return the non disclosure agreement below with your completed survey. All data will be held in the strictest of confidence and no individual company data will be released. Only industry and sector aggregate data will be reported.  

We thank you for your interest and participation!