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Keith Klein — Chief Operating Officer, Transport America

Mr. Klein is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Transport America, a truckload carrier located in Eagan, MN, and has been with the company since 1999. Mr. Klein is a member of the Minnesota Trucking Association Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chairman, and he served as Chairman for the Association from 2009 through 2011. Mr. Klein holds a bachelor’s degree from Creighton University and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Why is it Important to Increase Driver Pay?

Why Increase DriverPayI have been asked by many of my industry peers, “Why is Transport America increasing pay for drivers? Aren’t you just driving up the costs of business for our industry?” The short answer is, “No, because drivers have choices when it comes to careers.” By increasing pay, my goals are to make driving more attractive than the other career options available to our drivers and to put Transport America at the top of the list of truckload carriers that drivers would like to work with.
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- Chief Operating Officer, Transport America

Why is it Important to Increase Driver Pay?

Why is it Important to Increase Driver Pay?

Why Increase DriverPay

I have been asked by many of my industry peers, “Why is Transport America increasing pay for drivers? Aren’t you just driving up the costs of business for our industry?” The short answer is, “No, because drivers have choices when it comes to careers.” By increasing pay, my goals are to make driving more attractive than the other career options available to our drivers and to put Transport America at the top of the list of truckload carriers that drivers would like to work with.
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- Chief Operating Officer, Transport America