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ATA Driver Compensation Study

The Data-Backed Foundation for Retaining and Attracting Top Talent

ATA’s Driver Compensation Study is a benchmarking tool that can be used to inform carriers exactly where they stand in terms of driver pay and benefits. This study is a comprehensive evaluation that assesses how fleets compensate their drivers, including detailed data ranging from base pay packages and bonuses to benefits, such as paid time off. Purchase this study to better differentiate and position your company in the market through your driver recruitment and retention program.

Use the Study to Improve Your Operations

  • Get better insights into healthcare programs, including driver-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Benchmark yourself and understand how much competitors are paying for in-demand jobs
  • Negotiate better packages
  • Learn performance-based compensation practices and other pay trends, such as how fleets address detention time
  • Justify programs, compare to industry norm

The survey data includes 185 fleets, over 135,000 employee drivers, and nearly 20,000 independent contractors, with data broken down by for-hire truckload (TL) carriers, less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers and private fleets. Pay rate and annual compensation data is for 20201. The study provides company, employee driver, and employee benefits profiles for private, TL, and LTL carriers.

Base-pay by years of experience, bonus and incentive data was vetted further by:

  • TL – by trailer type and independent contractor, drayage and non-drayage
  • LTL – by region, then over-the-road (OTR) and local
  • Private fleet – Employee drivers and independent contractors


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