Simple solution for ending ‘driver shortage,’ survey says: Pay drivers more

Carriers use a wide array of tactics to find and keep drivers, but results from a recently published survey show there’s overwhelmingly iStock_000016466657Smallone thing fleets can do to accomplish their recruiting and retention goals: Raise pay for drivers.

Nearly 80 percent of the thousands of drivers surveyed nationwide by National Retail System said salary was the most important factor when choosing a job.

Home time ranked the second-most chosen factor with 67 percent, while “benefits” ranked third with 52 percent. Survey respondents were asked to select up to three.

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