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Self-employed truck drivers — known as owner-operators in the freight industry — earn more per hour and work more hours for a combined higher income than company drivers who are paid per mile or per hour, though owner-operator earnings also vary more widely. [1] Eleven percent of truck drivers [2] nationwide are self-employed, a share […]

Today we are launching Freight Economics at Convoy — an initiative to feature the best of our economic analysis and freight data on the Convoy Blog and to share our perspective on freight market developments. As a marketplace that connects shippers that move goods around the country with the tens of thousands of carriers who […]

In September Convoy surveyed more than 650 small and mid-sized trucking companies across the country in order to collect a snapshot of the trucking industry and how it impacts shippers. Survey participants include dispatchers and owner-operators. All the results are self-reported by the participants. Survey highlights: On average, 88% of dispatchers and owner operators use […]

In June 2018 Convoy surveyed over 300 small and mid-sized trucking companies across the United States to collect a snapshot of the industry. Survey participants include dispatchers and owner-operators. All the results are self-reported by the participants. Survey highlights: On average, 93% of dispatchers and owner operators use a mobile app to book loads.  There […]

For both the 30 year veteran and the new owner-operator, 2017 proved to be a memorable year. The perfect storm of driver capacity crunches, hurricanes, and federal mandates created a market where truck prices surged and marketplace balance shifted. While this meant increased driver earnings across the country through the latter half of the year […]

For both the 30 year veteran and the new owner-operator, 2017 proved to be a memorable year for the trucking industry. The perfect storm of driver capacity crunches, hurricanes, and federal mandates created a market where truck prices surged and marketplace balance shifted. While this meant increased driver earnings across the country through the latter […]