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)
February 11, 2014
The under-representation of women in the trucking industry is a special interest of Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge, whether it's behind the wheel or in the board room. Her "All That's Trucking" blog post highlights three companies who are actively recruiting women drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Recruiting, Mid-America Trucking Show, Women in Trucking
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(5)
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)
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)
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)
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