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
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
February 1, 2016 - Industry News
The annualized turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose 13 points to 100% in the third quarter of 2015, the highest it has been in three years.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover
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
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
October 13, 2015 - Industry News
Driver turnover at large truckload fleets rose to an annualized rate of 87% in the second quarter of 2015. Despite the increase it is below recent averages.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Large Fleets
October 6, 2015 - Industry News
An ATA report is projecting a shortage of 48,000 drivers by the end of 2015, marking the highest recorded level in trucking's history.
Tags: ATA, Aging Fleet, Driver Shortage, Hiring, Women Drivers
September 28, 2015 - Industry News
The truck driver shortage remains a "primary concern” for third-party logistics providers and the shippers they serve, per the 2016 Third-Party Logistics Study.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Logistics
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 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.
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 23, 2015 - Industry News
The numbers are in and 2014 was the “best year for the supply chain industry since the Great Recession.” Nonetheless, the truck-driver shortage still greatly concerns the logistics sector.
Tags: Driver Shortage, State of Logistics Report
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
February 12, 2015 - Industry News
Driver shortages, driver turnover and regulations could all affect the potential growth of the trucking industry in 2015, according to analysis from GE Capital.
Tags: GE Capital, Driver Shortage, Truck Orders, Freight, Industry Trends
January 29, 2015 - Industry News
Drivers are more satisfied with a percentage split pay compared to hourly or per mile methods, according to a recent study by Stay Metrics.
Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention, Stay Metrics
January 6, 2015 - Industry News
A shortage of experienced drivers means carriers are hesitant to increase capacity, despite rising carrier costs and rates, according to the quarterly Transport Capital Partners Survey. Expect increases in driver wages this year as a result.
Tags: Survey, Driver Shortage, Transport Capital Partners, Driver Pay
December 3, 2014 - Industry News
The median driver age had risen significantly over the past two decades according to a new paper released by the American Transportation Research Institute that analyzed the demographics of driver age.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, ATRI, Recruiting, Research
December 2, 2014 - Industry News
President Obama’s move to let some undocumented immigrants stay in the country clears the way for them to become professional truck drivers, but that path is neither simple nor quick.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, TCA, Immigration, Drivers, President Obama
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