New research from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) shows that company drivers and independent contractors/owner-operators are motivated and satisfied by different factors.
Over 2,000 truck drivers were interviewed, two-thirds of them independent operators/contractors.
The company drivers listed as their main motivation to work as an employee: job security/stable; income; and health care/retirement savings. However, independent contractors/owner-operators have listed: independence / ability to set hours; schedules/flexibility’ and choice of routes/lengths of flight routes.
Both listed income as an important driver of their satisfaction. Among the company’s drivers, 68.9% said they were “very pleased/satisfied” with their arrival, while 80.1% of vehicle owners said they felt the same way.
More than half of the operating owners reported net income greater than $75,000 in the previous year while nearly 70% of the company’s drivers reported earning between $50,000 and $100,000, ATRI reported.
“ATRI analysis confirms what we know to be true of our professional truckers – who choose to be operating owners often motivated by a desire to take responsibility for the schedule and the environment. their workplace,” said Eric Fuller, president and chief executive officer of Xpress Enterprises of America. “Understanding what drives our drivers and company owners/operators allows us to better tailor services as we continue to focus on hiring and retention. ”
Report, available here, also consider what motivates female drivers compared to men.
https://www.trucknews.com/human-resources/company-drivers-owner-operators-have-different-motivators-atri/1003155551/ Company drivers, owner operators have different motivations: ATRI