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March 19, 2018

The Battle for Diesel Technicians

As fleets face off against the growing technician shortage, the need grows for partnerships with educational institutions and enhanced recruiting and retention efforts.

March 19, 2018

Turnover Rate Declines but Driver Shortage Still a Concern

The driver turnover rate for truckload carriers fell in the final three months of 2017, but the rate remained 14 points higher than it was for the previous year.

March 14, 2018

Commentary: Money Is Not the Only Thing That Speaks to Truck Drivers

Pay is important, but oftentimes even more important are the things you do that make drivers feel valued and respected, observes Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

February 27, 2018

Hornady Transportation Offers Guaranteed Minimum Pay Program for Drivers

Hornady Transportation announced a new pay program offering its truck drivers a guaranteed weekly gross minimum pay.

February 26, 2018

Dot Transportation Offers Drivers Pay Increase

Dot Transportation says its fleetwide truck driver wage increase is the largest in company history.

February 14, 2018

American Central Transport Driver Raise Includes Detention Pay

American Central Transport has announced that it is increasing both contractor and company driver pay this month as well as implementing a new bonus for company drivers.

February 13, 2018

Milan Increases Pay for Company Drivers, Owner-Operators

Milan Supply Chain Solutions announced a pay increase for regional over-the-road truck drivers and independent contractors.

February 12, 2018

U.S. Xpress Offers $50,000 in Bonuses for Team Drivers

U.S. Xpress announced the TeamMax Bonus program for current and prospective team drivers, which offers $50,000 in bonuses and up to four weeks of paid vacation in a single year.

February 9, 2018

Boyd Bros. Offers Driver Sign-on Bonus and Per-Mile Pay Increase

Boyd Bros. Transportation has announced a new driver sign-on bonus and a two-cent per mile pay increase with a $1,000 weekly minimum pay guarantee.

January 30, 2018

Fleets Reach Out to Drivers With Better Per-Mile Pay

In an effort to attract and retain truck drivers, Southern Refrigerated Transport and KLLM both announced major per-mile pay increases.

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 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 Parent Firm

TransForce has acquired the assets of Trucking Unlimited, which operates, 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 19, 2017

Truck Cabs Designed With Drivers in Mind

Even while headlines gush about advanced vehicle technologies, a great deal of the enhancements on the latest round of Class 8 trucks are primarily focused on making drivers more comfortable and productive while they’re on the road, as well as increasing their chances of coming home safe and sound.

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 27, 2017

J&R Schugel Offers $15K Signing Bonus for Experienced Drivers

Minnesota-based J&R Schugel has announced a $15,000 sign-on bonus for experienced over- the-road drivers who join the carrier before the end of the year.

November 20, 2017

Commentary: 3 Ways to Improve Technician Recruiting

Fleets have been struggling with the technician shortage for years, and it doesn’t look like there will be a silver bullet to solve the problem anytime soon. However, there are some things you can do to improve your odds of getting the technicians you need.


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