Blake Hagberg

Blake has spent over ten years in the trucking industry. As an operations manager in the vans division, he works almost exclusively with independent contractors. Prior to joining the ATS team, his time was split between less than truckload freight, over-the-road trucking and dock operations.

By: Blake Hagberg
October 20th, 2021

Not only does trucking give you the opportunity to enjoy the open road during every season, but it can also be a lucrative career. The average truck driver in the United States is taking home an approximate base salary of $68,056 per year, but it’s not unheard of for drivers to earn six figures and up each year.  But on the other end of the spectrum, there are stories about truck drivers going broke because they aren’t making enough money to cover their expenses. If your paychecks are less than ideal, you may be wondering how you can maximize your income or save a few bucks out on the road.