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Nussbaum Transportation Raises Base Truck Driver Pay

For the second time in 2018, Nussbaum Transportation has increased truck driver pay, this time for an average of an additional 3 cents per mile as of July 1.

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How One Alabama Fleet is Finding Quality Truck Drivers

Alabama Motor Express is finding success in cutting its driver turnover using an online test that provides a behavioral assessment to identify the best candidates.

Becker Trucking Capitalizes on a Happy Workforce

After the 2008 recession, Becker Trucking changed its focus and started hiring drivers more suited to the work it wanted to do - with satisfying results.

Maverick Transportation Offers Student Drivers a Pay Increase

Maverick Transportation has announced a pay raise for student truck drivers as well as a pay plan that takes experience into consideration.

KLLM Hikes Pay for Solo, Team Drivers

For the second time this year, KLLM Transport Services has announced a pay increase for company truck drivers, pushing up the pay scale 30% in the past eight months.

Driver Turnover Rises at Large Truckload Carriers

The turnover rate at large truckload carriers increased in the first quarter of 2018, reflecting how fleets are struggling to retain and recruit new drivers as freight demand rises.

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.

Younger Truck Drivers Slightly More Prone to Turnover

Younger drivers leave jobs within the first six months at a higher rate than their older counterparts – but it might not be as big a difference as you think.

Washington Fleet Offers Truck Drivers Guaranteed Annual Salary

Smokey Point Distributing has announced that it will pay qualified solo over-the-road drivers with flatbed hauling experience and experienced driving team members a guaranteed annual salary.

Tyson Foods Ups Driver Pay

Tyson Foods has announced a new pay package for long-haul drivers in its private fleet as an incentive to recruit and retain drivers.