Driver satisfaction waning over regulations, weather? Recent report indicates not

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Updated Mar 20, 2014

The weather, regulations and the economy don’t have drivers down, according to a report released this week from retention firm Stay Metrics, who has been surveying “driver attitudes” since the middle of 2012.

“Given ongoing turbulent economic times, and renewed economic and regulatory pressures on the trucking industry, one might wonder whether driver job satisfaction has varied over the last two years,” the report reads, also noting weather as a possible factor for driver dissatisfaction.

However, neither seasonal moods or tightened regulations have seemed to dampen drivers, Stay Metrics concludes, calling the results “surprising.”

Since Stay Metrics began tracking driver satisfaction in the middle of 2012 (via surveys conducted of 2,600 drivers), satisfaction levels among drivers has essentially remained flat, holding between “neutral” and “satisfied,” and leaning toward “satisfied.”

Here are the charts Stay Metrics released this week:

DriverSatisfactionbySeason

AverageDriverSatisfactionbyTime