Truck driver salaries are on the rise

Truck driver salaries are on the rise during the current truck driver shortage. The average pay for long-haul drivers has increased 16% to an average of $58,000 in 2015. The ATA reports that the shortage of truck drivers has grown to nearly 48,000 and is projected to grow due to industry growth and a retiring workforce. According to reports, the industry may need to hire an average of 89,000 drivers per year over the next decade to keep up with demand.