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Top Trucking News Stories of December 2021

Top Trucking News Stories of December 2021

Get updates and insights on the top trucking news from December 2021 with HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge and Managing Editor Vesna Brajkovic on this episode of HDT Talks Trucking.

January 11, 2022

The 10 Best Trucking Stories You May Have Overlooked in 2021
Biden Administration Plan to Help Trucking Recruit, Retain New Drivers

Biden Administration Plan to Help Trucking Recruit, Retain New Drivers

The Biden administration announced a series of short- and long-term initiatives to address the truck driver shortage, including launching a pilot program for younger drivers and making it easier for trucking companies to use the Registered Apprenticeship program.

December 16, 2021

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

What Will COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Mean for Trucking?
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

4 Ways Driver Managers Can Help You Keep Good Drivers

4 Ways Driver Managers Can Help You Keep Good Drivers

Is the driver shortage about demographics, pay, or how drivers are treated? HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares some ideas for how your driver managers or dispatchers can make a difference.

August 30, 2019

Commentary: Taking a Closer Look at Drivers’ First Days on the Job
Commentary: For the Love of Truck Drivers

Commentary: For the Love of Truck Drivers

Two very different fleets. Two passionate leaders. One important thing in common: A love of drivers that comes from the very top. That’s what Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge found after recent conversations with Joyce Brenny and Cari Baylor.

August 31, 2018

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 Brenny Transportation Keeps Drivers – and Customers

How Brenny Transportation Keeps Drivers – and Customers

What do chocolate chip cookies and a mission statement focused on communication, accountability, and champion thinking have in common? HDT's Deborah Lockridge talks to Joyce Brenny in her All That's Trucking blog.

August 13, 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

Are Truck Drivers Finally Getting the Attention They Deserve?

Are Truck Drivers Finally Getting the Attention They Deserve?

Motor carriers are turning down business because they don't have enough truck drivers. Yet the latest turnover numbers are down, and industry hiring is up. Many drivers, when they read articles about fleets facing a driver shortage, will tell you, it’s not a driver shortage, it’s a pay shortage. Are things changing?

March 23, 2018

Commentary: Money Is Not the Only Thing That Speaks to Truck Drivers
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