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Impacts of Driver Compensation on Safety and Driver Retention

Project Goal:

This project will study the impacts of various driver compensation methods
on overall safety and retention rates through expert briefings, data gathering, and possibly case studies or interviews with relevant industry and academic experts.


This project is required by Sec. 23022 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to be conducted by the Transporation Research Board.


This study has been contracted with the National Academies of Science's Transportation Research Board, as required by Section 23022 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The TRB will select a committee of experts to gather data, receive expert briefings, possibly conduct interviews or case studies, and make final recommendations and decisions regarding the impact of driver compensation methods on driver safety and retention. This study will look specifically at long-haul trucking and intercity bus operations.