With new technology, tighter enforcement, and new legislation, it has become more and more difficult for drivers to cheat the logbook and run the miles they used to be able to run. So what will companies do in the coming years to get more productivity out of their trucks, and how much of it will come at the expense of the driver? The answers are not what truck drivers will want to hear.
Most truck drivers are paid by the mile, and most are not at all happy with the fact that they are performing a lot of job duties for free. Should drivers be paid by the hour instead? What about being paid for each duty performed? Here are some interesting issues to ponder and in the end I’ll give you my take on the fairest way to pay a driver.