Driver Retention

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July 22, 2016

Driver Retention Begins With Recruiting

You want to develop a satisfied workforce of drivers who view their employer as a committed partner rather than the highest bidder at the moment. It’s not easy. It requires not just the efforts of the recruiting department, but the engagement of top management.

July 6, 2016

Kenworth Adds In-Cab Satellite TV Package for T680 Sleeper

Kenworth has added a factory-installed, in-cab satellite TV pre-wire option for new T680 76-inch sleepers to support EpicVue satellite television subscription service.

June 17, 2016

Finding and Keeping Drivers in A. Duie Pyle's Dedicated Fleet Business

A. Duie Pyle's Customized Solutions Group aims to take the headaches of running a private fleet off of customers' hands. We talked to the head of CSG to learn more about how it deals with the driver shortage.

June 15, 2016

Commentary: Taking the First Step to Wellness

Fleets report they are losing drivers who can no longer re-certify to drive after health issues were uncovered under newer more stringent DOT physical procedures.

May 25, 2016

Carrier Offers 'Home Daily' Driving Opportunities

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.

May 19, 2016

Tribe Express Takes the Long View on Driver Retention

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.

May 12, 2016

Survey: Home Time and Health Issues Cause Drivers to Quit

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.

February 2, 2016

TMC Transport Buying 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s

Iowa-based flatbed carrier TMC Transportation has ordered 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s as part of a multi-year agreement.

January 27, 2016

Time Off Positively Impacts Driver Performance, Study Shows

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.

January 7, 2016

WorkHound Adds Digital Referrals to Driver Recruiting Platform

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.

December 14, 2015

6 Trends to Track in 2016

From the economy to driver recruitment and retention, there will be several familiar faces in the trends to follow closely in the new year.

October 12, 2015

Large Carriers Lead in Rates, Revenue and Retention

Large carriers lead the trucking industry on several key metrics including per-mile rates, driver retention, and revenue-per-driver, according to a recent survey conducted by transportation consultation firm Katz, Sapper & Miller.

September 17, 2015

How To Build An Engaged Driver Workforce

Want drivers who not only stay with your company long-term, but also go the extra mile to make sure it succeeds? The key may be “employee engagement.”

August 18, 2015

EpicVue Offers inMotion Satellite TV

Drivers can now record a TV show while the truck is in motion with EpicVue's new inMotion option.

July 14, 2015

C.R. England Rewards Drivers With Western Star Trucks

C.R. England is adding nearly 200 Western Star 5700 XE tractors to its fleet over the next few months, with tenured solo and team drivers and million miler drivers receiving the trucks first.

July 12, 2015

Is 'Abused Driver Syndrome' Rampant in the Industry?

When Tony Keller went to work for Oregon-based Combined Transport he had a hard time understanding why turnover was so high. Learn what he did in Deborah Lockridge's "All That's Trucking" blog.

June 4, 2015

Omnitracs Offers Free Trial of Recruiting Model

Omnitracs is offering a six-month free trial of its custom Recruiting Model in celebration of the company’s 10-year anniversary.

April 23, 2015

Attracting and Retaining Drivers with Satellite TV

Cargo Transporters recently started installing in-cab satellite TV systems in some of its trucks and the driver feedback has been encouraging.

March 13, 2015

Dart Offers Bose Seats to Drivers

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.

March 11, 2015

Pride Transport Invests In Driver Retention

Pride Transport recently announced driver pay increases and performance bonuses in addition to implementing Omnitracs Analytics to improve driver retention.

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