January 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Deborah Lockridge
For 2015, as the trucking industry is dealing with the worst driver shortage and capacity crunch in its history, Heavy Duty Trucking is delving into the topic of truck drivers. A year-long series in the magazine is complemented by WebXclusive features.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay
"In the second half of 2010, we had zero companies offering sign-on bonuses. We've gone from zero to nearly 50 percent of the companies offering some sort of sign-on bonus or transition pay."
January 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
In what could be the worst driver shortage ever, the industry is currently short about 35,000 truck drivers, and we’ll need nearly 240,000 additional drivers by 2020. Unfortunately, fleets are finding it difficult to reverse the trend.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Hiring, Driver Pay
May 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Deborah Lockridge & Kate Harlow
In 2012, driver turnover at large truckload carriers averaged 98%, according to figures from the American Trucking Associations. At smaller truckload fleets turnover averaged 82%.
Tags: NPTC, Driver Turnover, Private Fleets, Driver Pay, NationaLease
April 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
Recruiting and retention. It’s akin to bailing water out of a boat that has a hole in it. You really have to plug the hole first, otherwise you’re constantly fighting to stay afloat. In the trucking industry, that hole is driver retention.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Celadon, Dupre Logistics, Landstar, HNI, Nussbaum Transportation, Con-way Truckload, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Driver Recruitment, Affordable Care Act, National Transportation Institute, Prosperio Group
May 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Evan Lockridge
Truck driver pay is often summed up in just two words: Not enough. But one analyst sums up the situation lately with the words “productivity bonuses” and “sign-on bonuses.” Gordon Klemp, publisher of the National Survey of Driver Wages, talks about whether those are good or bad in this story from the May issue of HDT.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, drivers
May 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
Whenever there's a panel discussion about driver turnover and the coming driver shortage, low pay is always pointed to as a culprit. Yet when it comes to making drivers happy, pay often takes a backseat to the bigger picture.
Tags: Driver Training, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Driver Recruitment
April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor
Private fleets are cutting costs and improving service by switching from traditional driver pay methods.
Tags: Private Fleets, Driver Productivity, Driver Pay, National Private Truck Council
By Patricia Smith & Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editors
Driver compensation planning must go beyond a paycheck. It must involve benefits, bonuses – even non-monetary perks.
Tags: Driver Pay
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