October 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Deborah Lockridge
The skyrocketing cost of college tuition is indeed a problem. But at risk of being overlooked is the need to get more students into the nation’s trade schools.
Tags: Driver Training, Driver Shortage, Politics
August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
New guidance from the Department of Labor issued in July could pose a threat to the trucking industry's use of owner-operator drivers as independent contractors, with the American Trucking Associations calling it "an aggressive departure from prevailing classification standards."
Tags: Driver Shortage, Owner-Operators, Independent Contractors
August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
While lowering the age of drivers may cause panic in the media, being smart about training young drivers can significantly reduce the risks.
Tags: Regulations, Driver Training, Driver Shortage
By Denise Banks, HNI
Trucking companies hiring inexperienced drivers may be opening themselves up to more risk than it's worth.
Tags: Driver Training, Driver Shortage, High-Risk Drivers
By Evan Lockridge
Despite projections of an economic slowdown, upcoming regulations could still require fleets to find large numbers of new drivers.
Tags: Economy, Regulations, Driver Shortage, Speed Limiter, 34-Hour Restart
July 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park
Whatever the reason for their discontent, the driver turnover rate for 2014 wound up at over 95%. Perhaps a newer, better mattress would help them sleep better at night or an on-board satellite TV system or a more comfortable seat?
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Driver Comfort
One thing the developers of autonomous technologies have emphasized is that they are not a “driverless truck.” So how can they help with the driver shortage? Part 7 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Productivity, Autonomous Vehicles
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By David Cullen
Start with the basics when training drivers – but it may pay to look back to bring them ahead. Part 5 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.
Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, Driver Shortage
April 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Amanda Jones has been on the road with husband Art Johansson for 13 years and driving for a little less than a year, so she's got some interesting perspectives on what fleets can do to attract and keep drivers, especially female ones.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Women Drivers
April 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jim Beach
Cargo Transporters recently started installing in-cab satellite TV systems in some of its trucks and the driver feedback has been encouraging.
Tags: Technology, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention
March 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
Are you treating your drivers like employees?That may sound like an odd question. Unless you use owner-operators, of course your drivers are employees. But … do you really treat them like the rest of your employees?
Tags: Truck Drivers, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention
October 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Workflow management tools, analytics and behavioral assessment can make the hiring process easier and quicker.
Tags: Information Technology, Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Automation
April 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
By Deborah Lockridge & Kate Harlow
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: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Celadon, Dupre Logistics, Landstar, HNI, Nussbaum Transportation, Con-way Truckload, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Affordable Care Act, National Transportation Institute, Prosperio Group
May 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Oliver Patton
In the past two years, 34 states have adopted laws that allow motor vehicle departments to waive the CDL skills test for qualified military veterans, the Obama administration says in a new report. Nine more states plus the District of Columbia are considering legislation to do the same thing.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Driver Shortage, Veterans, Drivers, Recruiting
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 - WebXclusive
Owner-operators are far from dead, but the population is experiencing some changes, according to Todd Spencer, vice president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, with many of those changes caused by government regulations.
Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Shortage, OOIDA, Owner-Operators
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