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The operating costs were determined by survey on a statewide basis. The operating cost for “four or more axle units, straight-body trucks” is determined to be $45.89 an hour. The operating cost for “three-axle units” is determined to be $37.35 an hour. The operating cost for “tractor only” is determined to be $54.96 an hour. The operating cost for “tractor trailers” is determined to be $66.42 an hour. 

Based on surveys reported to the department, the average broker fee paid in 2018 for a tractor was $10.27 an hour and for a four or more axle unit, straight-body truck was $6.81 an hour. The Department of Labor and Industry did not receive sufficient surveys for a three-axle unit or trailer and therefore, no broker fees were reported. 

Adding the prevailing wage for drivers of these four types of trucks from each of the state’s 10 highway and heavy construction areas to the operating costs, the minimum hourly truck rental rate for the four types of trucks in each area is certified as follows:

Region 1 minimum hourly truck rental rates

Effective date Tractor trailer Four or more axle Three axle Tractor only
Jan. 6, 2020 $118.27 $97.19 $82.21 $106.81

Increase May 1, 2020

$120.02 $98.94 $83.96 $108.56