When STDF got their wage and benefit concessions in 2010, there were no jobs to be had. Now the shoe is on the other foot. All the LTL companies are looking for seasoned professionals. Some of them have starting pay of $22 hour and top pay of $26 or $27 per hour. Non union 401k match is 1/2 $153 STDF pays weekly to the Central States pension. Non union health and welfare is less than ours at some places and compares well with ours at others. Some non union drivers share of their health care premium is less than $20 week. None that I have talked to is more than $80 per week. LTL is not the only sector in need of drivers. Teamster highway heavy, concrete drivers can make $70k per year. pay that is $3 per hour low will cost a 60 hour per week man over $10,000 per year. That adds up to a lot of money over the course of 20 or 30 years.