Are over-the-road drivers better off today than they were one year ago? “Yes indeed!” according to drivers for Roehl Transport. With a dramatic increase in average annual wages over the previous year, Roehl driver incomes outpaced the cost-of-living by almost two to one in 2004.
National fleet drivers who have been with the company at least one year averaged $49,744 in 2004, a 6.2 percent increase in annual earnings compared to a 3.3 percent increase in the cost-of-living. Drivers who have been with Roehl three to five years realized a whopping 17.7 percent increase in their income in 2004, an $8,600 jump due to a combination of pay and mileage increases. Drivers who have been with Roehl five or more years averaged $54,239 while flatbed drivers with that tenure took home $57,236. Regional fleet drivers also fared well, according to Roehl wage statistics.
“Roehl has earned an industry-wide reputation as the Take Home More, Be Home More Carrier