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: 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 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, Immigration reform, Drivers, Recruiting
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 - WebXclusive
By Deborah Lockridge
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
April 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
John Lamonica knows pizza. He can tell you why Brooklyn water makes great pizza dough, and how he has worked to get the same level of great flavor in his California operations using high-quality ingredients and filtered water.
The president and CEO of Lamonica's Pizza Dough Co. is also proud of his three bright-red Kenworth trucks that deliver pizza dough to Costco and other customers in southern California.
Tags: Technology, Driver Shortage, NPTC, Safety and Compliance, Private Fleets
November 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Benjamin Gordon, BG Strategic Advisors
It's a case of natural selection in the trucking industry. Some truckers will thrive, while others fall behind.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Business
July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Doug Condra, President
Latinos are the fastest-growing part of the pool. But how to reach them?
Tags: Driver Shortage
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