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High School Students to Compete Alongside the Best Truck Drivers in Maine

Maine may be the only state to have a truck driving championship for high school students.

Coverage of the April 13 competition from WABI TV 5.

May 3, 2016

In Maine, several vocational schools teach high-school students how to drive -- and the best of them will get to show off their skills later this month as part of the state driving championship.

Tags: Driver Training, National Truck Driving Championships, Driver Shortage, Maine, Truck Driving Schools

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:26 PM | » Comments(3)

Patience, Persistence Needed to Bring Young People into the Industry

Photo by Jim Park

October 30, 2015

Are we going overboard in pushing kids toward a college education? One reader responds to Deborah Lockridge's October editorial, and she has this follow-up in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: Driver Shortage

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, October 30, 2015 2:32 PM | » Comments(3)

Is 'Abused Driver Syndrome' Rampant in the Industry?

July 12, 2015

When Tony Keller went to work for Oregon-based Combined Transport he had a hard time understanding why turnover was so high. Learn what he did in Deborah Lockridge's "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: Drivers, Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention, Combined Transport

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Sunday, July 12, 2015 7:06 AM | » Comments(10)

Driver Shortage: Already Over the Cliff?

One fleet manager is reporting signs of an extreme driver shortage in his area.

(Photo by Jim Park)

July 1, 2014

One fleet manager says the driver shortage is even worse than is publicly being reported, with rates going through the roof on some lanes, because both fleets and shippers want to maintain a competitive advantage.

Tags: Drivers, Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Freight Rates

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(4)

Can Women Handle a Manual Transmission?

One reader takes exception to the notion that we have to spec automated or automatic transmissions to attract women drivers.

Who says women can't handle driving duties just as well as men?

May 28, 2013

One reader takes exception to the notion that we have to spec automated or automatic transmissions to attract women drivers. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge responds in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, Transmissions, Women in Trucking

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(11)

We're not the only industry facing a recruiting and training crisis

November 13, 2012

It's a job once viewed as glamorous, but these days, not so much. It involves a lot of time away from home. And it takes a lot of time and money to get the needed training to get a license and a job -- but the pay's not all that great.

Tags: Trends, Training, Driver Shortage, Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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