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June 13, 2016 - Industry News

DriverFirst Aims to Design Internationals ‘Drivers Want to Drive’

Photo by Michael Hicks via Wikimedia Commons.

International Truck says it has launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified drivers through vehicles designed from the driver’s perspective.

Tags: Drivers, Navistar, Driver Shortage, International Trucks

May 25, 2016 - Industry News

Carrier Offers 'Home Daily' Driving Opportunities

Photo: West Side Transport

Dry-van carrier West Side Transport has opened a terminal in Columbus, Ohio, that will serve as a base for its fleet of “home daily” drivers.

Tags: New Facility, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention

May 12, 2016 - Industry News

Survey: Home Time and Health Issues Cause Drivers to Quit

With a worsening driver shortage looming over the trucking industry, a HireRight survey has found that lack of home time and health issues are two leading causes of driver turnover.

Tags: Driver Health, Survey, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention

March 30, 2016 - Industry News

It's All About People Power for HDT's Truck Fleet Innovators

From left, Jim Park, Randy McGregor, Gerry Mead, Joyce Brenny and Bob Poulos. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

LOUISVILLE, KY — When you think of innovation, you may automatically think of technology. But a panel of HDT’s Truck Fleet Innovators Wednesday revealed that in many cases, it’s really all about people.

Tags: Fleet Forum, Driver Shortage, Fleet Innovators, Technicians, MATS

March 15, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Seeks to Ease the Way for Vets to Become Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make it easier for military veterans to transition into civilian careers in the truck and bus industry by simplifying the process of getting a Commercial Learner’s Permit or Commercial Driver’s License.

Tags: FMCSA, Veterans, Hiring Veterans, Driver Shortage

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

Driver Turnover Spiked at Large TL Carriers Last Year

The annualized turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose 13 points to 100% in the third quarter of 2015, the highest it has been in three years.

Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

Time Off Positively Impacts Driver Performance, Study Shows

Carriers can improve the productivity and performance of drivers by meeting their requests to take time off, according to the results of a recent study conducted by Stay Metrics.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Performance, Driver Retention, Stay Metrics

January 15, 2016 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Bases Driver Pay Hike on Safety Record

U.S. Xpress has announced a pay raise for solo truck drivers who have remained accident- and ticket-free with no CSA violations for at least 12 months as part of an effort to focus on driver safety.

Tags: Driver Safety, CSA, Driver Shortage, U.S. Xpress, Driver Pay

January 7, 2016 - Product News

WorkHound Adds Digital Referrals to Driver Recruiting Platform

Photo: WorkHound

A digital referral feature has been added to WorkHound’s driver recruiting and retention platform, allowing drivers to refer possible new hires through the WorkHound app.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention

November 10, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Increases Owner-Operator Pay for a Third of Its Fleet

Photo via Werner Enterprises

Transportation and logistics provider, Werner Enterprises, announced the largest owner-operator per-mile increase in pay in company history.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Werner Enterprises, Owner-Operators, Driver Pay

October 18, 2015 - Industry News

Fastport’s Military Veteran-Hiring Effort Expands to Retention

Service men and women who are transitioning to civilian life attending a "hiring fair" at Fort Drum, New York, sponsored by Fastport. Photo: Fastport

PHILADELPHIA -- Fastport Inc., a job placement service active in an industry effort to hire military veterans for driver positions, has embarked on a retention campaign,

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Truck Drivers, Driver Shortage, OOIDA, TCA

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Turnover Hits 87% at Large Truckload Carriers

Driver turnover at large truckload fleets rose to an annualized rate of 87% in the second quarter of 2015. Despite the increase it is below recent averages.

Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Large Fleets

October 6, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Shortage Hits Highest Recorded Level in 2015

Photo: Pride Transport

An ATA report is projecting a shortage of 48,000 drivers by the end of 2015, marking the highest recorded level in trucking's history.

Tags: ATA, Aging Fleet, Driver Shortage, Hiring, Women Drivers

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Shortage A 'Primary Concern' to 3PLs & Shippers

Image via: 3plstudy.com

The truck driver shortage remains a "primary concern” for third-party logistics providers and the shippers they serve, per the 2016 Third-Party Logistics Study.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Logistics

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Veteran Apprenticeship Program Extended

Photo: Werner

Werner Enterprises is extending its Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program from 12 to 24 months, after getting approval from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Veterans, Werner Enterprises

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Looming Capacity Crunch Could Lead to Trucking Golden Age

John Larkin speaking at TMW TransForum. Photo by Jim Beach.

Finding enough drivers to keep trucks on the road has long been a problem for trucking companies, and that problem is only expected to get worse. But the resulting "mother of all capacity shortages" could be very positive for fleets.

Tags: John Larkin, TMW Systems, Capacity, Driver Shortage

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

TCA Seeks Best Fleets to Drive For Nominations

Last year's Best Fleets to Drive For nominees. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are seeking nominations from professional truck drivers for the annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Contest, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, American Central Transport

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

USA Truck Allows Flexibility in Choosing Hometime

Photo: USA Truck

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.

Tags: Driver Shortage, USA Truck

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Drivers, Recruiting, Driver Shortage

July 14, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover

July 10, 2015 - Industry News

Bill Could Be First Step to Younger Truck Drivers

Bill would let states jointly study lowering the CDL age requirement for interstate truckers. Photo: Haldex

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.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Shortage, U.S. Senate

June 30, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Commercial Driver's License, Driver Shortage

June 23, 2015 - Industry News

State of Logistics: Truck Drivers Sorely Wanted

SOL report sees truck drivers as  "the limiting factor for the growth in trucking capacity.” Image: Penske Logistics

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.

Tags: Driver Shortage, State of Logistics Report

June 8, 2015 - Industry News

Covenant Pay Package Includes Guarantee for HazMat OTR Drivers

Photo via Covenant Transport

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

Tags: Driver Shortage, Covenant Transport, Hazmat, Driver Pay

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