August 19, 2016 - Industry News
A proposed pilot program using former military drivers would attempt to answer the question of whether 18- to 20-year-old truck drivers are as safe as those 21 and over.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Shortage, Younger Drivers
July 15, 2016 - Industry News
Averitt Express has pledged to add 1,200 veterans to its driving workforce by 2020 as part of its ongoing commitment to hiring military veterans.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Veterans, Hiring Veterans
July 8, 2016 - Industry News
Ohio state agencies have teamed up to develop procedures for deaf or hearing-impaired Ohioans who qualify for a federal hearing-exemption waiver to train and test for obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License.
Tags: FMCSA, Ohio, Driver Shortage, Deaf and Hearing Impaired Drivers
June 13, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck says it has launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified drivers through vehicles designed from the driver’s perspective.
Tags: Drivers, Navistar, Driver Shortage, International Trucks
May 25, 2016 - Industry News
Dry-van carrier West Side Transport has opened a terminal in Columbus, Ohio, that will serve as a base for its fleet of “home daily” drivers.
Tags: New Facility, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention
May 12, 2016 - Industry News
With a worsening driver shortage looming over the trucking industry, a HireRight survey has found that lack of home time and health issues are two leading causes of driver turnover.
Tags: Driver Health, Survey, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention
March 30, 2016 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE, KY — When you think of innovation, you may automatically think of technology. But a panel of HDT’s Truck Fleet Innovators Wednesday revealed that in many cases, it’s really all about people.
Tags: Fleet Forum, Driver Shortage, Fleet Innovators, Technicians, MATS
March 15, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make it easier for military veterans to transition into civilian careers in the truck and bus industry by simplifying the process of getting a Commercial Learner’s Permit or Commercial Driver’s License.
Tags: FMCSA, Veterans, Hiring Veterans, Driver Shortage
January 27, 2016 - Industry News
Carriers can improve the productivity and performance of drivers by meeting their requests to take time off, according to the results of a recent study conducted by Stay Metrics.
Tags: Driver Shortage, driver performance, Driver Retention, Stay Metrics
January 15, 2016 - Industry News
U.S. Xpress has announced a pay raise for solo truck drivers who have remained accident- and ticket-free with no CSA violations for at least 12 months as part of an effort to focus on driver safety.
Tags: driver safety, CSA, Driver Shortage, U.S. Xpress, Driver Pay
January 7, 2016 - Product News
A digital referral feature has been added to WorkHound’s driver recruiting and retention platform, allowing drivers to refer possible new hires through the WorkHound app.
Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention
November 10, 2015 - Industry News
Transportation and logistics provider, Werner Enterprises, announced the largest owner-operator per-mile increase in pay in company history.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Werner Enterprises, Owner-Operators, Driver Pay
October 18, 2015 - Industry News
PHILADELPHIA -- Fastport Inc., a job placement service active in an industry effort to hire military veterans for driver positions, has embarked on a retention campaign,
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Truck Drivers, Driver Shortage, OOIDA, TCA
September 23, 2015 - Industry News
Werner Enterprises is extending its Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program from 12 to 24 months, after getting approval from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Veterans, Werner Enterprises
September 15, 2015 - Industry News
Finding enough drivers to keep trucks on the road has long been a problem for trucking companies, and that problem is only expected to get worse. But the resulting "mother of all capacity shortages" could be very positive for fleets.
Tags: John Larkin, TMW Systems, Capacity, Driver Shortage
September 9, 2015 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are seeking nominations from professional truck drivers for the annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Contest, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For
August 14, 2015 - Industry News
American Central Transport is increasing pay for both company truck drivers and owner operators, the trucking company announced.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, American Central Transport
August 13, 2015 - Industry News
USA Truck has implemented its Choose Your Hometime initiative that allows over-the-road driving team members to select when and where they take time off.
Tags: Driver Shortage, USA Truck
July 16, 2015 - Industry News
The satellite TV package will be available for as many as 150 company and lease-purchase drivers and owner-operators as a pass-along benefit for $60 per month.
Tags: Drivers, Recruiting, Driver Shortage
July 14, 2015 - Industry News
Turnover rates at large and small truckload fleets fell by 12 percentage points in the first quarter of 2015, though it is uncertain if this trend will continue in the months ahead.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover
July 10, 2015 - Industry News
A Senate bill would instruct FMCSA to conduct a pilot study of lowering the age at which Class A CDL holders can drive trucks across state lines.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Shortage, U.S. Senate
June 30, 2015 - Industry News
A Senate bill would create a pilot program to study allowing younger CDL holders to operate across state lines.
Tags: Commercial Driver's License, Driver Shortage
June 8, 2015 - Industry News
Covenant Transport announced a new pay package for the company’s hazardous materials over-the-road drivers that includes per-week minimum pay.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Covenant Transport, Hazmat, Driver Pay
April 20, 2015 - Industry News
Con-way Truckload is buying 635 new twin-screw tractors equipped with automated manual transmissions -- a move that will more than double the AMTs to nearly half its fleet.
Tags: Freightliner, Driver Shortage, Con-way Truckload, Automated Manual Transmissions, Kenworth, Spec'ing
March 13, 2015 - Industry News
Dartco has begun installing Bose Ride seats in its trucks for its drivers to improve comfort on long drives, the company announced. The seats will also be available as bonuses or performance incentives.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Dart, Driver Comfort, Driver Retention, Bose
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