The Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program is a big step in the right direction for growing trucking’s ranks by opening them to qualified drivers in their late teen years, says Washington Watch columnist David Cullen.
Truck driver wages rose significantly in 2021 as demand for drivers amid the ongoing driver shortage increased competition for talent, according to the 2022 ATA Driver Compensation Study.
After an independent trucker protest brought the Port of Oakland to a crawl the week of July 18, the port responded with a lawsuit against protesters seeking to keep it from happening again.
A pilot study will outfit select truck parking spaces along I-80 and I-94 with technology that will help drivers identify open parking spaces.
Motor carriers that use owner-operators in California are working to re-evaluate their operations in order to meet AB5's strict restrictions on the use of independent contractors.
The three-year program will help trucking companies hire and train new drivers through an apprenticeship pilot.