May 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By David Cullen
Boasting a turnover rate as low as 33%, Tribe Express’ roster includes veteran truckers between 50 and 60 years old, as well as an increasing number of younger (age 28 to 35) and female drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, Fleet Profile, Driver Retention
December 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Deborah Lockridge
With another year behind us, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge takes a look back at the year of the driver.
Tags: Driver Training, Driver Shortage, Capacity, Driver Pay, Owner Operators
November 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Amanda Jones has been on the road with husband Art Johansson for 13 years and driving for a little less than a year, so she's got some interesting perspectives on what fleets can do to attract and keep drivers, especially female ones.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Women Drivers
New guidance from the Department of Labor issued in July could pose a threat to the trucking industry's use of owner-operator drivers as independent contractors, with the American Trucking Associations calling it "an aggressive departure from prevailing classification standards."
Tags: Driver Shortage, Owner-Operators, Independent Contractors
October 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
The skyrocketing cost of college tuition is indeed a problem. But at risk of being overlooked is the need to get more students into the nation’s trade schools.
Tags: Driver Training, Driver Shortage, Politics
August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
While lowering the age of drivers may cause panic in the media, being smart about training young drivers can significantly reduce the risks.
Tags: Regulations, Driver Training, Driver Shortage
August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Denise Banks, HNI
Trucking companies hiring inexperienced drivers may be opening themselves up to more risk than it's worth.
Tags: Driver Training, Driver Shortage, High-Risk Drivers
By Evan Lockridge
Despite projections of an economic slowdown, upcoming regulations could still require fleets to find large numbers of new drivers.
Tags: Economy, Regulations, Driver Shortage, Speed Limiter, 34-Hour Restart
July 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park
Whatever the reason for their discontent, the driver turnover rate for 2014 wound up at over 95%. Perhaps a newer, better mattress would help them sleep better at night or an on-board satellite TV system or a more comfortable seat?
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Driver Comfort
One thing the developers of autonomous technologies have emphasized is that they are not a “driverless truck.” So how can they help with the driver shortage? Part 7 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Productivity, Autonomous Vehicles
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Start with the basics when training drivers – but it may pay to look back to bring them ahead. Part 5 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.
Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, Driver Shortage
April 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jim Beach
Cargo Transporters recently started installing in-cab satellite TV systems in some of its trucks and the driver feedback has been encouraging.
Tags: Technology, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention
March 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
Are you treating your drivers like employees?That may sound like an odd question. Unless you use owner-operators, of course your drivers are employees. But … do you really treat them like the rest of your employees?
Tags: Truck Drivers, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention
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: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Celadon, Dupre Logistics, Landstar, HNI, Nussbaum Transportation, Con-way Truckload, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Affordable Care Act, National Transportation Institute, Prosperio Group
May 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
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
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