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Are Truck Drivers Finally Getting the Attention They Deserve?

Motor carriers are turning down business because they don't have enough truck drivers. Yet the latest turnover numbers are down, and industry hiring is up. Blog commentary by Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Truck driver pay may finally be getting the attention it needs. Photo: Dupre Logistics

March 23, 2018

Motor carriers are turning down business because they don't have enough truck drivers. Yet the latest turnover numbers are down, and industry hiring is up. Many drivers, when they read articles about fleets facing a driver shortage, will tell you, it’s not a driver shortage, it’s a pay shortage. Are things changing?

Tags: Drivers, Truck Drivers, Driver Pay, Driver Retention

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, March 23, 2018 3:05 PM | » Comments(13)

New York Times Paints Portrait of Truckers' Lives on the Road

Blog Commentary by Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Screenshot via New York Times website.

June 12, 2017

The New York Times recently ran a piece about the lives of truck drivers that may not have helped raise the profile of truck driving as a potential career, but it and a follow-up piece did paint a colorful portrait of the life of a trucker, as Deborah Lockridge explains in her All That's Trucking blog.

Tags: In the Media, Image, Truck Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, June 12, 2017 3:25 PM | » Comments(1)

Thinking About Female Drivers on International Women's Day

Photo courtesy UPS

March 7, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. And while historically, trucking is a heavily male profession, Omnitracs and the Women in Trucking Association have crunched some data indicating that women may actually make better truck drivers than men.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Women in Trucking Association, Omnitracs, Women Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, March 7, 2017 2:55 PM | » Comments(1)

Flowers Foods Facing Employee Misclassification Problems

Tastykake is one of many brands owned by Flowers Foods. 2009 photo by Ezra Wolfe, used under Creative Commons license.

August 11, 2016

The Department of Labor may be getting involved in an employee “misclassification” situation involving delivery drivers at Flowers Foods, the Georgia-based company that owns Wonder Bread, Nature’s Own, Tastykake and other brands.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Department of Labor, Private Fleets, Independent Contractors, Delivery Fleets, Food and Beverage Fleets

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:45 AM | » Comments(3)

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