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: Driver Shortage, Celadon, Dupre Logistics, Landstar, HNI, Nussbaum Transportation, Con-way Truckload, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Driver Recruitment, Affordable Care Act, National Transportation Institute, Prosperio Group
May 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Oliver Patton
In the past two years, 34 states have adopted laws that allow motor vehicle departments to waive the CDL skills test for qualified military veterans, the Obama administration says in a new report. Nine more states plus the District of Columbia are considering legislation to do the same thing.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Driver Shortage, Veterans, Immigration reform, Drivers, Recruiting
By Evan Lockridge
Truck driver pay is often summed up in just two words: Not enough. But one analyst sums up the situation lately with the words “productivity bonuses” and “sign-on bonuses.” Gordon Klemp, publisher of the National Survey of Driver Wages, talks about whether those are good or bad in this story from the May issue of HDT.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Drivers
May 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Deborah Lockridge
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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