Breaking News: Schneider announces driver pay increase, viewed as first salvo in possible wage escalation

In what appears to be the opening salvo in what could be a battle of truckload carriers seeking to hang on to and increase their driver base, truckload carrier Schneider National this week announced a pay increase.

Schneider’s disclosure was not in a press release. Rather, it was on a webpage on the company’s homepage.

“It feels to me that others will follow Schneider’s lead, but I haven’t heard or seen other similar announcements,” one source said of the move, requesting anonymity. 

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