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Despite demand, truckers aren't getting rich

Aug 20, 2017 at 12:13 PM CST

On average, the American truck driver earns about $44,000 per year, according to various sources.

However, the figure is chump change compared to 1980 paychecks. The average then, adjusted for inflation, equaled more than $110,000. Furthermore, today’s truckers work harder with longer hours, and with less job security.