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The Power of Trucking’s Charm [Commentary]

The Power of Trucking’s Charm [Commentary]

While there are some serious fixes that need to happen to make trucking an attractive career for most people, HDT Managing Editor Vesna Brajkovic says she still has a lot of faith in trucking’s charm to bring in the next generation.

May 16, 2022

How Trucking is Widening the Driver Pool
Reducing Pay Volatility Helps Fleet Keep Quality Drivers
How Trucking Will Find Tomorrow's Technicians
Commentary: A Three-Pronged Approach to Technician Retention
How One Alabama Fleet is Finding Quality Truck Drivers
Becker Trucking Capitalizes on a Happy Workforce
Better Trucks Make for Happier Drivers

Better Trucks Make for Happier Drivers

Corliss Resources struggles with an aging workforce and a scarcity of young recruits. The company's solution: Haul more product in trucks that drivers like to drive.

May 14, 2018

The Battle for Diesel Technicians

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

Commentary: Money Is Not the Only Thing That Speaks to Truck Drivers
Daseke Gives Drivers a Stake in the Company
Truck Cabs Designed With Drivers in Mind

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 19, 2017

Commentary: 3 Ways to Improve Technician Recruiting

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.

November 20, 2017

Commentary: It's Time to Think About Hourly Pay

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 16, 2017

Commentary: Can Autonomous Trucks Help You Attract Fresh Talent?

Commentary: Can Autonomous Trucks Help You Attract Fresh Talent?

We tend to shake our heads and roll our eyes at the breathless coverage in the mainstream and tech media about “driverless trucks”. But there’s one good thing about all this coverage: It’s helping to make trucking look “cool”, says Editor In Chief Deborah Lockridge in her September editorial.

September 15, 2017

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