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Driver Turnover

The driver shortage is a touchy subject. Some say it's just the turnover of truckers finding better jobs at other fleets. Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood thinks there may be more to it than that.

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Cargo Transporters Looks for Drivers Closer to Home

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.

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.

Increased Truck Driver Pay Lowers Turnover Rates in 2018

ATA released its quarterly turnover rate numbers for the trucking industry, showing a decline of 11 percentage points in the third quarter for large truckload carriers. Increases to truck driver pay and a softening freight market were key to the lower turnover numbers.