Driver Retention

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February 9, 2017

Dart Ups Long-Haul Driver Pay

Dart Transit has rolled out a pay increase for its over-the-road company truck drivers, the carrier announced.

February 7, 2017

TCA Launches Accreditation Program to Foster Professional Development

The Truckload Carriers Association has launched an accreditation initiative for truckload carriers to foster professional development to help carriers attract new people and create career paths as a retention tool.

January 26, 2017

Peterbilt Helping Texas Hauler Hit Target Zero

For Andrews Logistics, the quest to achieve a 100% safety record includes the purchase of 100 new Peterbilt 579 trucks featuring the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced braking system.

January 11, 2017

Surveys Yield Clues to Driver Satisfaction

Where can trucking companies improve driver satisfaction? It’s a question that has somewhat different answers for drivers at different stages of their careers with their employers.

January 10, 2017

CFI Appeals to Drivers With Better Pay and Tech

Truckload carrier CFI is investing in its drivers with a 2-cent per mile pay raise, improved home time policy, newer tractors, and upgraded technology,

December 22, 2016

How to Rehire Former Drivers to Improve Retention

Relationships are more important than ever. Rehiring former drivers is a benefit for companies because good drivers who depart are more likely to return if the circumstances are favorable.

November 17, 2016

The Quest for Peace and Quiet

Noise, Vibration & Harshness is something manufacturers try very hard to engineer out of their products, but it’s often like a game of whack-a-mole. Once you solve one problem, another shows up.

November 16, 2016

Driver Recruiting Company Tenstreet Receives ‘Significant Investment’

Tenstreet, a web-based provider of driver recruiting software and workflow solutions, has received what it calls a significant investment from Spectrum Equity, a growth equity firm.

September 12, 2016

Omnitracs Tool Identifies Drivers Most Likely To Leave

Omnitracs says its new ELD Driver Retention Model can analyze the data provided by electronic logs to help predict which truck drivers are most likely to quit, helping fleets pinpoint retention efforts.

September 6, 2016

TCA, CarriersEdge Seek Best Fleets to Drive For

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are looking for trucking companies that stand out for exceptional workplace environments, compensation and benefits, company culture and perks for its annual Best Fleets to Drive For list.

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.

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