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August 15, 2017

ATA to California: Don't Mess With Trucking

State governments, especially California, need to understand they can’t “mess with trucking,” said Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, at the TMW Systems and Peoplenet in.site User Conference + Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

August 9, 2017

ATRI: What Makes Younger Drivers Safe?

The American Transportation Research Institute released the phase one findings of its research into whether safe younger drivers can be identified through certain characteristics, in hopes of developing an assessment tool that will make it easier for companies to hire younger drivers in face of a truck driver shortage.

July 26, 2017

How the Right Training Can Help Promote Trucking as a Profession

Ongoing training is an important element of advancement in most professions. Yet all too often in our industry, truckers view training as punishment. Deborah Lockridge talks with one company about how online training can make a difference.

July 17, 2017

Commentary: Large and Small, Fleets Focus on the Driver

At Halvor and Swift, a focus has been placed on the driver to improve retention, writes Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

July 5, 2017

Turnover Increases; Still Historically Low

The turnover rate at U.S. truckload fleets increased during the first three months of 2017 while remaining at historically low levels, according to the American Trucking Associations.

June 23, 2017

Film Promotes Pennsylvania RR's TrucTrain Service in the 1950s

Trucking is called "a great industry," and footage shows how many trailers were traveling by rail instead of on crowded highways. That's still a good idea.

June 1, 2017

Report: Autonomous Trucks Could Kill Millions of Jobs by 2030

A new report out of Europe is projecting that 50-70% of truck driving jobs could become redundant by 2030 as a result of self-driving truck technology.

May 4, 2017

Fleet Sentiment Report: Things Are Good, Not Great

The outlook of fleets in the second quarter of 2017 was generally positive, but it was not much better than in the early part of the year, according to a survey by CK Commercial Vehicle Research.

May 3, 2017

Swift Campaigning Digitally for Driving Force

Swift Transportation has announced a new strategic marketing campaign called Swift’s Driving Force that's aimed at reaching new drivers by highlighting the company’s culture, size, and emphasis on people.

April 20, 2017

Women and Men Leave Truck Driving Jobs for Different Reasons

A turnover survey of women drivers has found that dissatisfaction with tractors topped a list of reasons why the leave a carrier.

March 29, 2017

ATRI Seeks Driver Input on Key Industry Issues

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking driver perspectives on a number of top industry issues through an online survey.

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.

December 15, 2016

Commentary: Lessons from an Election

Editor in chief Deborah Lockridge contemplates the lessons of the volatile 2016 presidential election and what the trucking industry can learn from it.

December 2, 2016

State of Trucking for 2017: The Driver Shortage

Designed to help show the current state and future forecast of trucking, this infographic breaks down the economic state of trucking, while also diving into one of the industry's greatest issues - the driver shortage.

November 17, 2016

ATRI Report on Autonomous Vehicles Examines Industry Concerns

Hours of service, CSA scores and the driver shortage are all areas identified as being impacted by autonomous vehicle technology in a new report from the American Transportation Research Institute.

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.

August 19, 2016

FMCSA Proposes Younger Driver Pilot Program for Former Military

A proposed pilot program using former military drivers would attempt to answer the question of whether 18- to 20-year-old truck drivers are as safe as those 21 and over.

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 15, 2016

Carrier Pledges 1,200 Veteran Hires by 2020

Averitt Express has pledged to add 1,200 veterans to its driving workforce by 2020 as part of its ongoing commitment to hiring military veterans.

July 8, 2016

Ohio Eases Way for Deaf or Hearing-Impaired Drivers to Get CDLs

Ohio state agencies have teamed up to develop procedures for deaf or hearing-impaired Ohioans who qualify for a federal hearing-exemption waiver to train and test for obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License.

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