May 20, 2015
For many fleets the diesel technician shortage is already a reality. Here are nine things that will help you in your technician recruiting and retention efforts.
December 18, 2014
EpicVue says it's the first to offer a premium in-vehicle satellite TV system packaged exclusively for fleets, marketing it as a driver recruiting and retention tool.
December 3, 2014
The median driver age had risen significantly over the past two decades according to a new paper released by the American Transportation Research Institute that analyzed the demographics of driver age.
September 18, 2014
Failing to disclose previous accidents has led to a truck driver facing federal charges. Arnold Williams was indicted for false statements on a commercial driver employment application, according to release from the U.S. Transportation’s Office of Inspector General.
August 28, 2014
A new survey asked thousands of truck drivers nationwide what makes them choose one job over another, and pay came out as the top reason, followed by the amount of time they get at home and then benefits.
August 11, 2014
We don't have to tell you how important driver recruiting is to the success of your company — hiring truck drivers is priority No. 1 for nearly every transportation company. HNI shares some "don'ts" to keep in mind when recruiting drivers.
July 17, 2014
ChatterStack, a social-employment network designed to connect job seekers, employees and employers in the trucking industry was introduced Thursday by Trucking Now, Woodbridge, Conn.
July 1, 2014
One fleet manager says the driver shortage is even worse than is publicly being reported, with rates going through the roof on some lanes, because both fleets and shippers want to maintain a competitive advantage.
May 21, 2014
HNI's Driver Recruiting Summit covered some of the pitfalls and best practices in the world of recruiting -- and retaining -- truck drivers.
February 12, 2014
New research examining the safety impact of simulator training for truck drivers concludes it provides benefits for only up to a year.
February 11, 2014
The under-representation of women in the trucking industry is a special interest of Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge, whether it's behind the wheel or in the board room. Her "All That's Trucking" blog post highlights three companies who are actively recruiting women drivers.
August 28, 2013
Highly successful companies use distinct practices in building their workforces and offer more benefits to recruit and retain drivers when compared to all other trucking companies, according to new research in the 2013 Texas Trucking Industry Study.
July 24, 2013
More than a third of hiring managers currently have positions that have remained open for 12 weeks or longer, according to new research by the online lob listing service CareerBuilder. Among the hardest to fill are slots for truck drivers.
July 16, 2013
It seems zombies are cool these days, with hit TV shows like "The Walking Dead" and books and movies like "World War Z." But being a "zombie recruiter" is not going to help you out at a time when good drivers are becoming more scarce than ever.
June 10, 2013
HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge recently wrote an editorial about why the trucking industry needs more women. She then got taken to task for making the assumption that you needed automatic transmissions to attract women drivers -- but as she says in her most recent blog post, maybe she should have focused on pet policies instead.
May 13, 2013
In the past two years, 34 states have adopted laws that allow motor vehicle departments to waive the CDL skills test for qualified military veterans, the Obama administration says in a new report. Nine more states plus the District of Columbia are considering legislation to do the same thing.
May 3, 2013
Arkansas-based USA Truck added a driver recruiting website exclusively for military veterans. Called "We Hire Heroes" and located at www.HiringMilitaryDrivers.com, this new site is designed to make the transition to civilian employment easier for military personnel.
April 15, 2013
Driver surveys done for the Truckload Carriers Association's Best Fleets to Drive For program seem to indicate that driver pay -- and some other issues -- may not matter to drivers as much as you might think.
April 9, 2013
U.S. Xpress will pay $2.75 million as part of a settlement stemming from a federal court case over claims that it did not provide required discloses about background checks to those applying for truck driving jobs.
April 8, 2013
Landair Transport, Greenville, Tenn., announced plans to give professional owner operators the opportunity to be a bigger part of its team.
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