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
April 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Deborah Lockridge
After a difficult recession caused many to give up trucking, owner-operators are on the rise again and fleets are doing all they can to recruit and retain them.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Owner-Operators, Driver Recruitment, Driver Dilemma
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
March 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
In the face of a shrinking, aging driver population with high levels of driver turnover the trucking industry and individual carriers are looking for ways to expand the driver pool.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Veterans, Women Drivers, Driver Dilemma
February 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Truck driver pay is rising at a record rate. Is it the answer to the driver shortage? The second in a series on the driver shortage.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Dilemma
January 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
In the day-to-day hustle of deadlines, whether it’s a magazine article or blog, delivering freight or building trucks, it’s hard to find enough time to build and nurture relationships with friends and co-workers.
Tags: Fleet Manager, Driver Shortage, Meritor
January 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
In what could be the worst driver shortage ever, the industry is currently short about 35,000 truck drivers, and we’ll need nearly 240,000 additional drivers by 2020. Unfortunately, fleets are finding it difficult to reverse the trend.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Hiring, Driver Pay
December 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
By Deborah Lockridge and Oliver Patton
A lot is changing in the trucking industry right now – technology, demographics, manufacturing, regulations and more. How will these changes affect your business? We’ve come up with 15 trends you should watch next year and beyond.
Tags: Technology, Regulations, Driver Training, Driver Shortage, Trends, Industry Trends
October 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Workflow management tools, analytics and behavioral assessment can make the hiring process easier and quicker.
Tags: Information Technology, Driver Shortage, Automation, Driver Recruitment
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
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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