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OOIDA Asks Congress to Help Small-Business Truckers

OOIDA Asks Congress to Help Small-Business Truckers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is continuing its push the federal government to address the needs of truck drivers and small-business trucking companies as they struggle with the many challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 14, 2020

Pandemic Cutting into Fleet Business: Survey

Pandemic Cutting into Fleet Business: Survey

More than half of the fleets surveyed by HDT reported their level of business had been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and 3% reported employees had tested positive for COVID-19.

April 21, 2020

Tom McLeod Talks About the Technology Transforming Trucking
California, Trucking Groups Battle Over Independent Contractor Definition in Court
How is the Growth of E-Commerce Affecting Trucking?

How is the Growth of E-Commerce Affecting Trucking?

Some of the issues of most concern to the industry, such as the driver shortage, hours of service, and truck parking, are affected by the growth of e-commerce and omni-channel marketing. A new study by the American Transportation Research Institute analyzes these impacts.

February 5, 2019

Supreme Court Rules Truck Owner-Operators Can't Be Forced into Arbitration
Drivewyze Launches Insights Safety Data Reporting Service

Drivewyze Launches Insights Safety Data Reporting Service

Drivewyze, provider of PreClear weigh station bypass services, has launched Drivewyze Insights, a data-driven safety reporting service. The monthly reports, free to Drivewyze customers, provide an easy-to-read analysis of safety and violation information.

October 30, 2018

Driver Shortage Tops ATRI's Critical Industry Issues List

Driver Shortage Tops ATRI's Critical Industry Issues List

ORLANDO – For the first time since 2006, the driver shortage is number one on the American Transportation Research Institute’s annual top industry issues report, surging six spots higher, followed by two concerns closely related to drivers: ELDs and hours of service.

October 24, 2017

Drivers Key Focus of HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Panel
Driver Shortage Moves Beyond Truckload; Worst Yet to Come

Driver Shortage Moves Beyond Truckload; Worst Yet to Come

Driver turnover, a problem that has traditionally plagued longhaul, irregular-route truckload fleets, is now affecting every type of fleet in the industry – and it's only going to get worse, according to industry analysts at investment advisory firm Stifel.

September 9, 2014

The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 2

The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 2

As we look back at 2013, here's the second installment in our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry:

December 27, 2013

Stifel: Soft Economy Makes Rate Hikes Tough, Despite Driver Shortage

Stifel: Soft Economy Makes Rate Hikes Tough, Despite Driver Shortage

Although a "cavalcade of regulations" is expected to make it harder than ever to find drivers, an economy that continues to grow at a sub-potential rate means fleets don't have a lot of leverage when it comes to raising rates, according to John Larkin and fellow transportation analysts at the Stifel Nicolaus investment firm.

September 5, 2013

CDL Schools Say Proposed Training Standards Would Make Driver Shortage Worse
TCA Fleet Panel Sees Drop in Driver Applications, But Positive Signs on Economy, Freight, Rates

TCA Fleet Panel Sees Drop in Driver Applications, But Positive Signs on Economy, Freight, Rates

The driver shortage is already intensifying, with the number of both new and experienced driver applicants down over the last couple of months, as economic signs lead to improved optimism about increases in freight and rates this year, according to a panel discussion of three major truckload executives Tuesday at the Truckload Carriers Conference annual convention in Las Vegas.

March 6, 2013