Driver Shortage

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August 31, 2015

The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model

New guidance from the Department of Labor issued in July could pose a threat to the trucking industry's use of owner-operator drivers as independent contractors, with the American Trucking Associations calling it "an aggressive departure from prevailing classification standards."

August 14, 2015

The Smart Road to Younger Drivers

While lowering the age of drivers may cause panic in the media, being smart about training young drivers can significantly reduce the risks.

August 14, 2015

The Risks of Hiring Inexperienced Drivers

Trucking companies hiring inexperienced drivers may be opening themselves up to more risk than it's worth.

August 14, 2015

ACT Raises Pay for Company Drivers and Owner Operators

American Central Transport is increasing pay for both company truck drivers and owner operators, the trucking company announced.

August 13, 2015

USA Truck Allows Flexibility in Choosing Hometime

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.

August 11, 2015

Commentary: Regulatory Drag and the Driver Shortage

Despite projections of an economic slowdown, upcoming regulations could still require fleets to find large numbers of new drivers.

July 23, 2015

How Nice Cabs Can Affect Driver Satisfaction

Whatever the reason for their discontent, the driver turnover rate for 2014 wound up at over 95%. Perhaps a newer, better mattress would help them sleep better at night or an on-board satellite TV system or a more comfortable seat?

July 16, 2015

J&R Schugel to Offer Drivers EpicVue DirecTV

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.

July 16, 2015

Can Autonomous Trucks Solve the Driver Shortage?

One thing the developers of autonomous technologies have emphasized is that they are not a “driverless truck.” So how can they help with the driver shortage? Part 7 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

July 14, 2015

Driver Turnover Falls 12 Percentage Points in First Quarter

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 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.

July 10, 2015

Bill Could Be First Step to Younger Truck Drivers

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.

June 30, 2015

Bill Would Address Minimum Driver Age

A Senate bill would create a pilot program to study allowing younger CDL holders to operate across state lines.

June 23, 2015

State of Logistics: Truck Drivers Sorely Wanted

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.

June 8, 2015

Covenant Pay Package Includes Guarantee for HazMat OTR Drivers

Covenant Transport announced a new pay package for the company’s hazardous materials over-the-road drivers that includes per-week minimum pay.

May 18, 2015

Training for the Long Haul

Start with the basics when training drivers – but it may pay to look back to bring them ahead. Part 5 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

May 18, 2015

DOT Direct Screens Applications Online for Fleets

First Advantage Fleet Solutions is offering an integrated online employment application and screening product designed for private and for-hire fleets called DOT Direct.

April 30, 2015

One Woman Driver's Take on the Driver Shortage

Amanda Jones has been on the road with husband Art Johansson for 13 years and driving for a little less than a year, so she's got some interesting perspectives on what fleets can do to attract and keep drivers, especially female ones.

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.

April 20, 2015

Big Con-way Truckload Order Features Automated Transmissions

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.

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