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Driver Shortage Tops ATRI Top 10 Concerns Survey

Driver Shortage Tops ATRI Top 10 Concerns Survey

To no one’s surprise, the driver shortage topped the trucking industry list of top concerns this year — but another issue broke into the top 10 list for the first time.

October 24, 2021

Driver Issues Dominate Top Industry Concerns List

Driver Issues Dominate Top Industry Concerns List

For the first time, driver compensation and detention/delay at customer facilities appeared on the American Transportation Research Institute’s annual Top 10 list of the Top Industry issues.

October 6, 2019

Commentary: Taking a Closer Look at Drivers’ First Days on the Job
Longtime Truck Driver Reflects on Being a Woman on the Road

Longtime Truck Driver Reflects on Being a Woman on the Road

When Stephanie Klang’s then-husband taught her to drive a truck in 1980, allowing her to escape the poverty she grew up in, she never expected that one day her likeness would be one of four women drivers featured on a special CFI tractor.

August 27, 2018

How One Alabama Fleet is Finding Quality Truck Drivers

Commentary: A Driver Shortage by Any Other Name

Call it what you will, the trucking industry is having trouble finding enough qualified drivers. But a crucial part of solving the shortage will require agreement on why it is happening in the first place. Commentary by Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

June 1, 2018

Commentary: Money Is Not the Only Thing That Speaks to Truck Drivers
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: Large and Small, Fleets Focus on the Driver
Q&A: Swift's New Driver Engagement VP

Q&A: Swift's New Driver Engagement VP

Swift Transportation's new vice president of driver engagement talks about how the truckload giant plans to make sure its drivers are truly its "driving force."

June 15, 2017

Surveys Yield Clues to Driver Satisfaction

Surveys Yield Clues to Driver Satisfaction

Where can trucking companies improve driver satisfaction? It’s a question that has somewhat different answers for drivers at different stages of their careers with their employers.

January 11, 2017

Finding and Keeping Drivers in A. Duie Pyle's Dedicated Fleet Business
Commentary: Taking the First Step to Wellness
How To Build An Engaged Driver Workforce

How To Build An Engaged Driver Workforce

Want drivers who not only stay with your company long-term, but also go the extra mile to make sure it succeeds? The key may be “employee engagement.”

September 17, 2015

Commentary: Would You Drive for Your Fleet?

Commentary: Would You Drive for Your Fleet?

Are you treating your drivers like employees?That may sound like an odd question. Unless you use owner-operators, of course your drivers are employees. But … do you really treat them like the rest of your employees?

March 1, 2015

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