Annual average wages of heavy tractor-trailor truck drivers by state as of May 2018 can vary from as low as $19,910 in states such as Arkansas and Idaho to as high as $57,630 in states such as California and Texas.
As of May 2018, the lowest employment of heavy and tractor-trailer drivers by state occured in just a few states, including Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota with some of the highest employment occuring in such states as Wisconsin, Georgia, California, and Texas,
Although labor issues remain a significant challenge for respondents in the National Private Truck Council's annual survey, they continued to report retention and turnover performance far better than their for-hire colleagues.
Heavy-duty truck driver and tractor-trailer driver wages and employment rates vary greatly by state.
Looking at the average price of the benchmark sleeper tractor sold through the two largest nationwide no-reserve auction companies, Class 8 auction volume increased in June.
While both tractor and trailer sales saw a surge in October of 2019, those numbers quickly started dropping, with a COVID-19-related low in April 2020 of 1,680 tractors and 209 trailers.
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