Should We Sound the Alarm for the Experienced Driver?


A team led by Timothy Judge, PhD, recently examined a large sample of driver survey responses and data from carriers in 2016 and 2017, correlating the professional experience of drivers with pay satisfaction and turnover decisions.

Driver pay“At Stay Metrics, we endeavor to take a scientific approach to answer important questions for the trucking industry, and rely on the research and insights we gain from working with more than 80 carriers,” said Judge, who is the Executive Director of the Leadership Initiative in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

Comparing results from 2016 and 2017, the study shows that drivers with more experience (5+ years) are more dissatisfied with their pay than drivers with less experience. The effects of experience on pay dissatisfaction were not large but statistically significant.

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