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ATA: Truck Driver Shortage Hits Record High of 80,000
Did FMCSA get Hours of Service Right This Time?

Did FMCSA get Hours of Service Right This Time?

Did FMCSA get its revisions to the Hours of Service rule right this time? To find out, HDT Talks Trucking put that question to Jerad Childress of Childress Law PLLC and Truck Safe Consulting and to Chris Woody, safety manager for Nashville-based M&W Logistics.

July 22, 2021

A Failed Drug Test Doesn't Have to be the End of the Road for Truck Drivers
How to Make Driver Orientation Sing for You

How to Make Driver Orientation Sing for You

Nobody likes to be talked at, least of all people who have places to go and freight to haul. Yes, we’re talking about driver orientation meetings — and how to make them memorable for drivers and worthwhile for your fleet.

December 11, 2019

How Trucking is Widening the Driver Pool
Drivers: Hire Fewer, Keep More

Drivers: Hire Fewer, Keep More

With an industry-wide shortage of new truck drivers, it's tempting to just find and hire CDL holders as fast as they can be found. But one good way to hire better drivers, who stay longer, is to avoid hiring your turnover.

March 11, 2019

With Driver Training, Talk is Not Cheap
Driver Pay: Making the Grade

Driver Pay: Making the Grade

The rising economy has whipped up the driver shortage and turnover situation to a froth that can only be smoothed by paying long-haul drivers considerably more — and more smartly.

January 12, 2018

Six Steps to Thwart Cargo Theft

Six Steps to Thwart Cargo Theft

“Cargo theft hasn’t necessarily gotten worse lately, but there is more sophistication on the criminal side than 20 years ago when it was strictly a crime of opportunity,” says Eric Fuller, CEO of U.S. Xpress. But there is much motor carriers can do to help protect customers’ goods and their own assets and employees from heists.

May 13, 2017

Driver Wellness Starts at Work

Driver Wellness Starts at Work

Building a healthy lifestyle can be hard work – especially for truck drivers, who are constantly on the go and constantly under pressure to be on the go. Fleets can help drivers attain a healthy lifestyle – and share in the benefits that it brings.

February 15, 2017

Tribe Express Takes the Long View on Driver Retention

Tribe Express Takes the Long View on Driver Retention

Boasting a turnover rate as low as 33%, Tribe Express’ roster includes veteran truckers between 50 and 60 years old, as well as an increasing number of younger (age 28 to 35) and female drivers.

May 19, 2016

Backing off Back Pain

Backing off Back Pain

Back pain is the bane of many whose jobs involve a lot of sitting at a desk or other work station. But that misery is compounded when the sitting is behind the wheel of a truck.

March 22, 2016

How Not to Lose Sleep over Apnea

How Not to Lose Sleep over Apnea

Despite sleep apnea’s devastating impact on highway safety and personal well-being, truck drivers can be easily and affordably treated for this common medical condition.

January 22, 2016

The Impact of Truck Driver Wellness Programs

The Impact of Truck Driver Wellness Programs

Executives at several large long-haul fleets talk about their efforts to keep drivers healthy and happy through wellness programs in the final installment of HDT's Driver Dilemma series.

November 18, 2015

Training for the Long Haul

Training for the Long Haul

Start with the basics when training drivers – but it may pay to look back to bring them ahead. Part 5 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

May 18, 2015

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