Our public organizational clients are experiencing supply and demand issues associated with jobs that require a commercial driver’s license. The counties and cities that require CDL’s for trucking and other road operated equipment are experiencing shortages in applicants that have CDL’s.  We have seen increased efforts by these public organizations to attract and retain employees with CDL’s.  Higher starting wages, increased pay grade ranges and additional pay for existing CDL employees are some of the actions being taken by employers that are competing in the marketplace for CDL-related jobs.  Annual salaries for local non-OTR CDL jobs are ranging from $35,000 to $50,000. The national annual median salary average for truck drivers is $45,570 (Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers) based on DOL – Bureau of Labor Statistics 5/2018 data.  Salary data found on the Truck Drivers Salary website notes that OTR CDL truck drivers will receive an average salary of $59,158 per year.

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