At Shaffer Trucking, you can earn the pay you deserve. Driving is a challenging job. We want you to know we appreciate the hard work and sacrifices you make to keep this country moving. That is why we are raising our pay for national OTR drivers again, resulting in an 17 percent increase in our overall pay package. When combined with our over 4 percent increase in miles, our drivers will now be earning over 20 percent more! Our new starting pay for national OTR drivers will be $.48 to $.51 per practical mile depending on experience. So what does that mean for you? Well the top 50 percent of our fleet is making more than $68,000 per year.