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Are you a 'Zombie Recruiter'?

July 16, 2013

It seems zombies are cool these days, with hit TV shows like "The Walking Dead" and books and movies like "World War Z." But being a "zombie recruiter" is not going to help you out at a time when good drivers are becoming more scarce than ever.

Tags: Drivers, Recruiting

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

How Good Are You at Recruiting Women Drivers?

“Women look for different information in a recruiting ad than men,” says Ellen Voie, Women in Trucking's President and CEO.

June 10, 2013

HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge recently wrote an editorial about why the trucking industry needs more women. She then got taken to task for making the assumption that you needed automatic transmissions to attract women drivers -- but as she says in her most recent blog post, maybe she should have focused on pet policies instead.

Tags: Drivers, Recruiting, Women in Trucking

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, June 10, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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(12)

Why is the DOT Taking so Long to Move on Hair Testing for Drugs?

Schneider National is one of a number of major fleets who have discovered many drug users are not caught by DOT-mandated urine testing.

May 15, 2013

The American Trucking Associations used the National Transportation Safety Board's stricter impaired-driving regulations as an opportunity to again push for the DOT to move forward on a process to allow motor carriers to collect hair samples for DOT-required drug testing in lieu of the currently mandated urine testing process.

Tags: Drivers, Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(20)

3 Things That Don't Matter to Drivers as Much as You Might Think

April 15, 2013

Driver surveys done for the Truckload Carriers Association's Best Fleets to Drive For program seem to indicate that driver pay -- and some other issues -- may not matter to drivers as much as you might think.

Tags: Drivers, TCA, Recruiting, retention

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, April 15, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

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)

Treating drivers right keeps Nussbaum driver turnover low

Nussbaum Operations Manager Doug Bradle demonstrates the company's dispatch system. The company's IT staff customized TMW solutions to give it more insight and help drivers get home more.

August 9, 2012

How does a trucking company with a 500-plus-mile average length of haul keep its driver turnover down around 30% when the industry average is over 100%

Tags: Drivers, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Driver recruiting website takes a different approach

The CDL Career Now! Team: (L to R) Craig Jablonski, CEO; Ben Onnie, VP of Operations, and Tyler LeBarge, VP of Business Development.

July 27, 2012

Three young men believe they have a better way of helping fleets find drivers

Tags: Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, July 27, 2012 1:34 PM | » Comments(3)

Lessons from the '60s

McCauley was inspired by a driver who piloted a B-61 Mack with precision.

June 27, 2012

Randall McCauley drove his first truck at age 8, a 1940s GMC hauling hay on the farm in Barbour County, W.V

Tags: Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:26 AM | » Comments(0)

Dressed for Success

April 12, 2012

Truckers often lament that they are no longer viewed as the "knights of the road." You've seen pictures of those knights, back in the '50s: clean-cut guys, wearing uniforms and caps, boasting badges or pins denoting years of service

Tags: Drivers, Image

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:07 PM | » Comments(1)

Putting down the Mountain Dew

March 12, 2012

Many truckers won't hit the road without their super-size cups full of Coca-Cola or Mountain Dew, but a new study suggests that habit may be linked to a significantly higher risk of heart attacks

Tags: Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, March 12, 2012 7:19 PM | » Comments(2)

How to be more innovative

What's the craziest recruiting idea you can come up with during a brainstorming session?

February 8, 2012

I've been surrounded by the concept of innovation lately. For the past few weeks, I've been selecting and interviewing our 2012 Truck Fleet Innovators for our March cover story - always fascinating. And last week, I enjoyed a thought-provoking session on innovation during the 2012 Recruitment & Retention Conferenc

Tags: Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:00 PM | » Comments(0)

How We Pay Drivers

November 4, 2011

Every time a driver shortage looms, speakers at industry meetings talk about the fact that drivers aren't paid enough. Last month's American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition was no exception

Tags: Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, November 4, 2011 11:09 AM | » Comments(2)

Meet Santa, aka America's Truck Drivers

December 21, 2010

Truck drivers may not wear funny red suits and sport bushy white beards (well, I have seen a few with the latter), but they nevertheless bear a strong resemblance to ol' St. Nick

Tags: Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, December 21, 2010 9:37 AM | » Comments(1)

Meet some FedEx Ground Entrepreneurs

A court ruling has bolstered FedEx Ground's use of independent contractors.

December 15, 2010

Drivers or employees? Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled in favor of FedEx in a number of lawsuits that alleged the company improperly classified delivery drivers as independent contractors

Tags: Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:08 AM | » Comments(3)

2010 Big Year For Attacks on Independent Contractor Status

Companies using owner-operators could face lawsuits or challenges from the IRS or state agencies over the validity of their independent contractors status. (Photo by Jim Park)

December 13, 2010

If you use owner-operators, you might want to make a resolution for 2011 to take a close look at your practices to try to fend off possible attacks on their independent contractor status

Tags: Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, December 13, 2010 6:57 AM | » Comments(1)

Appreciating Drivers

September 17, 2010

Are you appreciating drivers this week? What about the rest of the year

Tags: Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, September 17, 2010 12:59 PM | » Comments(0)

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