In its second quarter recruiting and retention survey, Driver iQ found signs that with signs of a weakening freight environment and economy, most fleets are unlikely to increase driver compensation or add capacity to combat driver turnover within the next few months.
August 14, 2019
Stay Metrics data shows that truck drivers hired in June of 2018 only stayed with their new carrier for an average of 216 days before quitting.
August 6, 2019
Turnover rates at large and small truckload carriers remain at lower levels despite a soft freight environment, according to the latest numbers tracked by American Trucking Associations.
July 17, 2019
Cargo Transporters has launched a new driver recruiting and retention initiative called the Acres of Diamonds… Focus on Home Program that will allow drivers to be closer to home when they finish a shift or have downtime in their schedules.
June 20, 2019
It should come as no surprise that drivers prioritize the best pay possible, but another avenue to keep them could be much cheaper — earn their trust.
June 18, 2019
The FMCSA is accepting applications for a pilot program to permit 18-20 year olds who possess the U.S. Military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license to operate large trucks in interstate commerce.
June 3, 2019
Fleets are offering fewer drivers wage increases in the first quarter of 2019 when compared to last year but the increases that are being instituted are substantial.
June 3, 2019
The state legislature of Alabama has passed a bill that will allow the state to issue Class A commercial driver’s licenses to applicants as young as 18 years old to participate in intrastate commerce.
May 20, 2019
Hub Group says regional truck drivers can make $75,000 a year under its new pay package for regional drivers, which offers better compensation, benefits, and regular opportunities for increases.
May 7, 2019
While the turnover rate at large fleets sank to a two-year low, turnover at small carriers jumped a bit, according to American Trucking Associations' latest numbers.
March 13, 2019
Stay Metrics has created a new driver retention tool that serves as an indicator for trends in early-stage driver turnover.
February 25, 2019
Beginning in February, Walmart truck drivers will receive a 1-cent per mile and a 50-cent increase in activity pay for arrive and arrive/drop occurrences.
January 23, 2019
Maverick Transportation has opened the Maverick Driving Academy driving school, located on the Arkansas-based company’s North Little Rock campus.
November 27, 2018
For the moderately sized retail and grocery fleets that work with third-party logistics provider Zipline Logistics, the effect of the electronic logging device mandate isn’t as significant as the driver shortage.
October 31, 2018
Atlas Van Lines is offering “significantly increased” pay for drivers in its truckload freight and special commodities divisions, calling it the largest and most extensive pay increase for owner-operators in the company’s history.
August 28, 2018