Driver Shortage

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January 16, 2018

Nussbaum Driver Pay Increase Addresses Common Driver Issues

Nussbaum Transportation announced a new driver pay increase that not only improves per-mile pay but also attempts to improve fairness, downtime penalties and other headaches drivers commonly face.

January 12, 2018

Driver Pay: Making the Grade

The rising economy has whipped up the driver shortage and turnover situation to a froth that can only be smoothed by paying long-haul drivers considerably more — and more smartly.

January 3, 2018

Covenant Offers Up to $40,000 in Team Driver Bonuses

Covenant Transport has announced a new Teaming Bonus program with incentives of up to $40,000 that is aimed at driving teams and single drivers willing to convert to teaming.

January 3, 2018

TransForce Acquires Truckdrivingjobs.com Parent Firm

TransForce has acquired the assets of Trucking Unlimited, which operates Truckdrivingjobs.com, a job board that matches motor carriers with truck drivers.

January 2, 2018

Solution Analyzes Applications and Prequalifies Truck Drivers

Conversion Interactive Agency and DriverFacts have partnered on a new solution to prequalify drivers for employment by pulling applicant’s data and connecting prospective employees with recruiters.

December 28, 2017

Roehl Transport to Increase Driver Pay Per Mile

Roehl Transport announced an increase in mileage pay for drivers operating under the company’s Your Choice Pay Plan, effective Feb. 4, 2018.

December 21, 2017

Daseke Gives Drivers a Stake in the Company

By awarding drivers with stock in the company, Daseke hopes to give them a sense of pride and ownership in their work - and improve retention.

December 14, 2017

Commentary: 5 Takeaways From 2017

One of the reasons HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge enjoys covering trucking is because there’s always something new to write about. Here are her top 5 takeaways from the changing trucking landscape in 2017.

December 8, 2017

Driver Turnover up at Large Truckload Fleets

The driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose five percentage points in the third quarter to an annualized rate of 95%, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.

November 16, 2017

Commentary: It's Time to Think About Hourly Pay

Seriously evaluating how we pay drivers is something trucking needs to do as the industry faces a worsening shortage, suggests Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her November editorial.

November 7, 2017

Bulldog Driver Pay Hike Includes Guaranteed Minimum Salary

Bulldog Hiway Express, a Daseke company, has announced a driver-compensation program called Salary Plus thatincludes a guaranteed minimum salary of $1,000 a week in its flatbed division.

November 1, 2017

Maverick Raises Pay for Flatbed, Glass Division Drivers

Maverick Transportation has announced a 5-cent per mile pay increase for drivers in its Flatbed and Glass over-the-road divisions. The pay increase is applicable to all drivers in both divisions, including student drivers.

October 27, 2017

Boyd Bros. Offers $14,000 Signing Bonus for Flatbed Drivers

Boyd Bros. Transportation has announced $14,000 in sign-on bonuses for experienced flatbed CDL-A holders who join the carrier as company drivers before the end of the year.

October 24, 2017

ATA's Workforce Development Subcommittee to Tackle Worker Shortages

American Trucking Associations announced the creation of its Workforce Development Subcommittee to address the issue of recruiting, training, and retaining personnel to work in the trucking industry.

October 24, 2017

Driver Shortage Tops ATRI's Critical Industry Issues List

ORLANDO – For the first time since 2006, the driver shortage is number one on the American Transportation Research Institute’s annual top industry issues report, surging six spots higher, followed by two concerns closely related to drivers: ELDs and hours of service.

October 23, 2017

Trump Administration Supports Apprenticeship Program Expansion

ORLANDO – The Trump administration will make it easier for groups such as the American Trucking Associations and the trucking industry to put in place apprentice programs to cross the job skills gap and help address driver and technician shortages, said U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta at ATA’s annual meeting.

October 22, 2017

Driver Shortage Could Hit All Time High This Year

ORLANDO - The trucking industry could be short 50,000 drivers by the end of 2017, warned American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello Sunday at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

October 20, 2017

Pay Hikes Abound as Fleets Try to Retain Drivers

Several fleets have announced pay and benefit increases for drivers as the industry keeps trying to address the driver shortage.

September 18, 2017

Turnover at Large Truckload Carriers Hits Highest Point in 2 Years

The turnover rate at truckload carriers surged in the second quarter of 2017, according to American Trucking Associations, possibly reflecting a tightening market for drivers.

September 5, 2017

Nominations Open for 10th Annual Best Fleets to Drive For Contest

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are once again seeking nominations for the 10th annual Best Fleets to Drive For, a list of companies that are honored for focusing on workplace culture and commitment to drivers.

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