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Fleet boosts salaries to $100k to fill trucking jobs - DCVelocity

A Virginia moving company is responding to a persistent shortage of professional truckers by boosting driver pay levels to a minimum of $100,000, saying the move will allow it to keep up with a labor market that has been rocked by an e-commerce boom and pandemic restrictions.

The move comes as the freight trucking sector is stuck in a period of historically tight capacity that is calling for every available truckload and less than truckload (LTL) resource to meet demand for online orders during the nation’s recovery from the pandemic recession.

Against that backdrop, Sterling, Virginia-based JK Moving Services has increased its annual guaranteed income for experienced Over-the-Road Class-A CDL Drivers to a minimum of $100,000, the company said Tuesday.

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