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Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
One Fleet’s ‘Obsession’ With Driver Happiness

Trucking startup aifleet is taking a new, tech-centric approach to slashing dwell time, getting drivers home, and bringing in revenue.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10172019/one-fleets-obsession-with-driver-happiness
Categories: Drivers
Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program Gets Thumbs-Up

It’s early days, but new effort to boost driver numbers is being seen as a positive.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10170370/driver-apprenticeship-program-gets-thumbs-up
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
3 Keys to Avoid a Nuclear Verdict

Failure to identify and correct non-compliance and unsafe driver behavior can be devastating for motor carriers by making them difficult to defend after a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10168733/3-keys-to-avoid-a-nuclear-verdict
Categories: Drivers
Recruitment & Retaining of Drivers

There is no question that the trucker shortage within heavy duty trucking is due to a variety of factors, especially in light of rising inflation and gas...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10169112/recruitment-retaining-of-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Rethinking Driver Pay

How fleets can improve recruiting and retention with compensation plans that make sense to drivers.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10160995/rethinking-driver-pay
Categories: Drivers
4 Ways Fleets Can Lower Driver Turnover

Two fleets share insights on how going beyond "driver appreciation" helps keep drivers satisfied and reduces turnover.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10161119/4-ways-fleets-can-lower-driver-turnover
Categories: Drivers
Will Red Tape Trip Up Under-21 Driver Pilot Program?

The long and winding road to federally licensing drivers 18-21 years old to operate commercial vehicles in interstate operations has reached another...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10160656/will-red-tape-trip-up-under-21-driver-pilot-program
Categories: Drivers
3 Truck Driver Recruiting & Retention Trends for 2022

Leah Shaver does more than track truck driver pay at the National Transportation Institute. She outlined some key trends for 2022 in driver recruiting and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10160397/3-truck-driver-recruiting-retention-trends-for-2022
Categories: Drivers
10 Things to Know About Entry-Level Driver Training Rules

Get answers to 10 top questions about the new rule imposing minimum training requirements for entry-level CDL drivers, set to take effect Feb. 7.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10160029/10-things-to-know-about-entry-level-driver-training-rules
Categories: Drivers
How to Identify and Address Driver Burnout

Do you know these three signs of stress and burnout that can quickly lead to driver turnover?

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10159907/how-to-identify-and-address-driver-burnout
Categories: Drivers
It’s Time to Fix the Driver Shortage [Commentary]

After more than 30 years of talking to fleets and truck drivers, economists and retention experts, find out what HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10157604/its-time-to-fix-the-driver-shortage-commentary
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Solve Your Driver Shortage Problem by Retaining Them

Handwringing over the national labor shortage won’t help — but improving your driver retention by 20% is within your grasp. Here are seven strategies to help.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/10155217/solve-your-driver-shortage-problem-by-retaining-them
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Manhattan Beer Distributors Invests in Training to Retain Drivers

Find out how the largest beer and beverage distributor in New York City makes its demanding operation attractive to truck drivers.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10155023/manhattan-beer-distributors-invests-in-training-to-retain-drivers
Categories: Drivers
ATA: Truck Driver Shortage Hits Record High of 80,000

The American Trucking Associations estimates that in 2021 the truck driver shortage will climb to a record high. If current trends continue, how big will...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10154800/ata-truck-driver-shortage-hits-record-high-of-80-000
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Driver Strain, Damage & Downtime

How last-mile fleets can mitigate the pitfalls of the changing supply chain environment.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10152540/driver-strain-daage-downtime
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Driver Retention: Get Shippers on your Side

Find out the top four ways fleet managers can work with shippers to create a driver-friendly environment.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10154458/driver-retention-get-shippers-on-your-side
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
FTR's Trucking Outlook: What the Numbers Say About Freight, Rates, and Drivers

Economic growth and freight rates are expected to remain solid well into 2022, according to transportation analysis firm FTR, but the struggle to find...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10150820/ftrs-trucking-outlook-what-the-numbers-say-about-freight-rates-and-drivers
Categories: Drivers
2021 HDT Fact Book: Driver Trends Remain Consistent

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down spending in many industries in 2020, the demand for trucking remained strong. So did the demand for drivers....

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10150145/2021-hdt-fact-book-driver-trends-remain-consistent
Categories: Drivers
Did FMCSA get Hours of Service Right This Time?

Did FMCSA get its revisions to the Hours of Service rule right this time? To find out, HDT Talks Trucking put that question to Jerad Childress of Childress...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10147892/did-fmcsa-get-hours-of-service-right-this-time
Categories: Drivers
Drug Testing and the Driver Shortage

In the future, will we decide that someone can use cannabis and still be a safe, desirable driver for the trucking industry? The answer is complicated, HDT...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10147001/drug-testing-and-the-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Will Smaller Jobless Benefits Bring Back Drivers?

Analysis by FTR shows that unemployment benefits were competitive. In 22 states, the median wage for a heavy truck driver exceeded maximum unemployment...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10146097/will-smaller-jobless-benefits-bring-back-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety
5 Ways Trucking Fleets Can Help Drivers with Back Pain

Back pain is prevalent in truck drivers, given their job duties and lifestyle. Read five things fleets can do to help their drivers with prevention or...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10145420/5-ways-trucking-fleets-can-help-drivers-with-back-pain
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Retention Practices: Align With Shippers That Care About Your Drivers

Can fleets control how forces on the outside treat their drivers? Garner Trucking, a five-time honoree on the Best Fleets to Drive For list, is doing its...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10145158/retention-practices-align-with-shippers-who-care-about-your-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Management, Operations
6 Ways to Find a Mentor

Pinpointing what you want help accomplishing, networking inside and outside your industry, and seeking someone you admire who will push you are key to...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10144705/6-ways-to-find-a-mentor
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Retention Practices: Offer a Mentorship Program

Grand Island Express — named a Best Fleet to Drive For for the 10th consecutive year — pairs up its most successful and experienced drivers with new...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10144760/retention-practices-offer-a-mentorship-program
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
How One Fleet Took Healthcare Costs into its Own Hands

Captive insurance companies are becoming more popular as a way for motor carriers to keep auto and liability insurance costs down. L&F Distributors, a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10144368/how-one-fleet-took-healthcare-costs-into-its-own-hands
Categories: Drivers
Steve’s Livestock Transport Offers Drivers Customized Training

To keep drivers updated on the latest livestock hauling regulations in the U.S. and Canada, Steve’s Livestock Transport assigns refresher and remedial...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10143838/steves-livestock-transport-offers-drivers-customized-training
Categories: Delivery, Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Drivers Key to Last-Mile Success

Success at last-mile delivery rides on fielding safety-focused and customer-oriented drivers.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10143123/what-it-takes-to-run-last-mile-delivery
Categories: Charging, Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Embracing Simulations to Enhance Fleet Safety

DTE Energy has invested in simulators, training videos, and more to ensure its drivers are prepared for any situation.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10141952/embracing-simulations-to-enhance-fleet-safety
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Retention Practices: Create an Open Door Policy

The number one thing that keeps drivers wanting to work at Grand Island Express is a culture that encourages driver feedback, and fleet leaders that act on it.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10142121/retention-practices-create-an-open-door-policy
Categories: Drivers, Mobility, Operations, Technology
A Day in the Life of an Amazon Delivery Agent

Delivering up to 330 packages a day while meeting performance metrics around truck load time, deliveries per hour, and driving behaviors can be rewarding —...

https://www.fleetforward.com/10141295/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-amazon-delivery-agent
Categories: Drivers
Retention Practices: Give Drivers a Say in Fleet Investments

Garner Trucking established a driver’s advisory council, which is tasked with allocating $20,000 each year to fleet improvements that would make their...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10141059/retention-practices-give-drivers-a-say-in-fleet-investments
Categories: Drivers, Operations
How to Help Truck Drivers Deal With Diabetes

About one in every seven drivers has diabetes in the United States. Fleets should be proactive in improving the quality of life for their drivers, enabling...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10139938/help-truck-drivers-deal-with-diabetes
Categories: Drivers, Maintenance, Operations
How to Reduce Driver Impact on Truck Fleet Maintenance Costs

Truck fleet drivers have a significant impact on a fleet’s maintenance costs. Ensure drivers are involved in truck maintenance and spell out fleet policies.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10137590/how-to-reduce-driver-impact-on-truck-fleet-maintenance-costs
Categories: Drivers, Safety
How To Help Truck Drivers Reduce Cancer Risks

Truck drivers face many added risks, including some alarming correlations to numerous types of cancers. Here's how fleets can help drivers reduce the risk.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10137211/how-to-help-truck-drivers-reduce-cancer-risks
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fleet Management
Fleet Invests in Premium Trucks to Attract Drivers

When Fresh Freight, a refrigerated fleet servicing the West Coast, decided to buy its own trucks, it went for a premium spec right out of the box. And the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10136441/premium-equipment-brings-higher-caliber-drivers
Categories: Drivers
How to Create a New Year’s Challenge That Works

Typical corporate New Year's health challenges don't work. What does? Sergio Rojas has advice for trucking companies.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10133518/how-to-create-a-new-years-challenge-that-works
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology, Telematics
5 Ways to Coach Truck Drivers Using Telematics

Using telematics as a driver coaching tool can improve driver performance, boosting fleet fuel economy and reducing idling. It can also improve safety.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10133141/5-ways-to-coach-truck-drivers-using-telematics
Categories: Drivers
How U.S. Xpress is Using Artificial Intelligence to Recruit Drivers

How U.S. Xpress is using AI to speed the process of hiring truck drivers -- and to appeal to a more diverse workforce.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10129905/how-u-s-xpress-is-using-artificial-intelligence-to-recruit-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Are Your Drivers Getting Enough Sleep?

There's much more to preventing tired or drowsy driving than just complying with hours of service. A sleep expert and author offers a few tips on how to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10129640/are-your-drivers-getting-enough-sleep
Categories: Drivers
More Lessons Learned from COVID-19 [Commentary]

The novel coronavirus and its spread throughout the globe have shined a bright light on the importance of a strong and healthy immune system, as well as on...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10128908/more-lessons-learned-from-covid-19-commentary
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Make the Most of Learning Styles When Training Drivers

It’s a natural instinct for driver trainers to teach according to their preferred learning style, but not everyone learns in the same way.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10128047/making-the-most-of-learning-styles-when-training-drivers
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Drivers, Equipment, Safety & Compliance
Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Testing autonomous trucks is more complex than it seems. The men and women sitting in the left seat of the nation's burgeoning fleet of robotic trucks are...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10125146/inside-the-cab-of-an-autonomous-truck
Categories: Drivers
Caffeine: Beyond Hydration [Commentary]

Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive drug in the world. For many truck drivers, it can feel as essential as food and air. But is it safe? How much...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10124451/caffeine-beyond-hydration-commentary
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
3 Fleets on the Benefits of Hair-Testing for Drugs

Trucking fleets that have implemented hair testing for illegal drugs in addition to the DOT-mandated urine testing for commercial drivers say not only is it...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10122450/3-fleets-on-the-benefits-of-hair-testing-for-drugs
Categories: Drivers
3 Ways Drivers Can Boost Their Immune Systems [Commentary]

The coronavirus has put an added strain on the trucking world for both drivers and fleet owners. But as with every challenge, there are lessons to be...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10121488/3-ways-drivers-can-boost-their-immune-systems
Categories: Drivers
Becoming an Owner-Operator in the Age of COVID-19

When Roger Mansfield turned 40 last year, he decided the time was right to pursue his dream of becoming an owner-operator.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10120093/becoming-an-owner-operator-in-the-age-of-covid-19
Categories: Drivers
Sick With COVID-19: A Trucking Team Shares Their Story

Lease-operator couple Chanté and Chris Drew came down with COVID-19 in March, nine days and more than 1,000 miles from home. Getting back home was just half...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10118416/sick-with-covid-19-a-trucking-team-shares-their-story
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Operations, Safety & Compliance, Technology
6 COVID-19 Takeaways from Fleets

Executives from Hub Group, M&W Logistics, and U.S. Xpress share how their fleets dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, from creating business continuity plans...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/358691/6-covid-19-takeaways-from-fleets
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology
7 Steps to Get Started Monitoring and Modifying Driver Behavior

To help reduce the odds for crashes, many fleets are monitoring and modifying driver behavior through telematics.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/358508/7-steps-to-get-started-monitoring-and-modifying-driver-behavior


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