Safety and driver pay are linked, economist says

Higher pay means better-qualified applicants and a safer fleet.

July 2021

John Bendel


Higher pay means safer drivers. That doesn’t necessarily mean that paying an individual driver mor
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John Bendel is Land Line’s contributing editor-at-large. A former trucker, former editor at National Lampoon and two trucking magazines, John is an author, photographer, and freelancer. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and many U.S. newspapers.