With a driver shortage like none we’ve ever seen before, finally the transportation industry is starting to get smarter. To keep our supply of truckers equivalent to its demand by shippers we have finally started listening to basic supply and demand and compensate our truckers better. Con-Way will hopefully lead the pack.
The article by trucking info.com states “The carrier has been evaluating and implementing changes in its compensation program to reflect the evolving market conditions and ensure competitive pay structures for its drivers, accordign to Con-way.”
The question is why the trucking industry keeps fighting against the evolving market conditions? Con-Way also went on to say they do not believe that others public LTL carriers will follow by example. With the shortage of truckers that will presumably continue to be a problem in the future. We must find a more competitive way to keep these truckers in the transportation sector.