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Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety
Commentary: 10 Things to Take Away From the Year of the Driver

With another year behind us, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge takes a look back at the year of the driver.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156479/commentary-10-things-to-take-away-from-the-year-of-the-driver
Categories: Drivers
Finding and Keeping Drivers in A. Duie Pyle's Dedicated Fleet Business

A. Duie Pyle's Customized Solutions Group aims to take the headaches of running a private fleet off of customers' hands. We talked to the head of CSG to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156789/finding-and-keeping-drivers-in-a-duie-pyles-dedicated-fleet-business
Categories: Drivers
Commentary: Large and Small, Fleets Focus on the Driver

At Halvor and Swift, a focus has been placed on the driver to improve retention, writes Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157551/commentary-large-and-small-fleets-focus-on-the-driver
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Commentary: Would You Drive for Your Fleet?

Are you treating your drivers like employees?That may sound like an odd question. Unless you use owner-operators, of course your drivers are employees. But...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155993/commentary-would-you-drive-for-your-fleet
Categories: Drivers
One Woman Driver's Take on the Driver Shortage

Amanda Jones has been on the road with husband Art Johansson for 13 years and driving for a little less than a year, so she's got some interesting...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156046/one-woman-drivers-take-on-the-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety
Training for the Long Haul

Start with the basics when training drivers – but it may pay to look back to bring them ahead. Part 5 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156103/training-for-the-long-haul
Categories: Drivers
Commentary: Regulatory Drag and the Driver Shortage

Despite projections of an economic slowdown, upcoming regulations could still require fleets to find large numbers of new drivers.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156251/commentary-regulatory-drag-and-the-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Safety
The Smart Road to Younger Drivers

While lowering the age of drivers may cause panic in the media, being smart about training young drivers can significantly reduce the risks.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156263/the-smart-road-to-younger-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model

New guidance from the Department of Labor issued in July could pose a threat to the trucking industry's use of owner-operator drivers as independent...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156279/the-latest-threat-to-the-owner-operator-model
Categories: Drivers
Commentary: It's Time to Think About Hourly Pay

Seriously evaluating how we pay drivers is something trucking needs to do as the industry faces a worsening shortage, suggests Editor in Chief Deborah...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157821/commentary-its-time-to-think-about-hourly-pay
Categories: Drivers
Driver Pay: Making the Grade

The rising economy has whipped up the driver shortage and turnover situation to a froth that can only be smoothed by paying long-haul drivers considerably...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157927/driver-pay-making-the-grade
Categories: Drivers, Technology
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...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/341890/driver-issues-dominate-top-industry-concerns-list
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Technology
iGen: Appealing to a New Generation of Drivers

Between drivers retiring without enough recruits to take their place, and demand rapidly growing, the need for qualified professionals is expected to...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/343356/igen-appealing-to-a-new-generation-of-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Technology
Can Millennials Solve the Truck Driver Shortage?

How can the right fleet tools attract younger drivers and help you solve the driver shortage for good?

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/345310/can-millenials-solve-truck-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Commentary: College Is Not the Only Answer

With tuitions skyrocketing maybe it’s not surprising that there seems to be some progress when it comes to young people recognizing that skilled trades are...

https://www.chargedfleet.com/325193/commentary-college-is-not-the-only-answer
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology
Q&A: AI Expert Talks Autonomous Trucks

Richard Bishop, AI industry analyst and intelligent vehicle applications specialist, spoke with Jim Park about autonomous trucks for an episode of the HDT...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/355042/qa-ai-expert-talks-autonomous-trucks
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Survey Says: Hours of Service Top Trucking Industry Concern

ORLANDO -- The changes to the federal commercial driver hours of service rules that went into effect July 1 caused the issue to top the American...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114424/survey-says-hours-of-service-top-trucking-industry-concern
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
ATA: Trucking Short of Nearly 100,000 Drivers Annually

On Tuesday American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said fleets are adjusting to continued tightness in the driver market by increasing...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114440/ata-trucking-short-of-nearly-100-000-drivers-annually
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Fastport’s Military Veteran-Hiring Effort Expands to Retention

PHILADELPHIA -- Fastport Inc., a job placement service active in an industry effort to hire military veterans for driver positions, has embarked on a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131967/fastports-military-veteran-hiring-effort-expands-to-retention
Categories: Drivers
Werner Increases Owner-Operator Pay for a Third of Its Fleet

Transportation and logistics provider, Werner Enterprises, announced the largest owner-operator per-mile increase in pay in company history.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132348/werner-increases-owner-operator-pay-for-a-third-of-its-fleet
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Bill Could Be First Step to Younger Truck Drivers

A Senate bill would instruct FMCSA to conduct a pilot study of lowering the age at which Class A CDL holders can drive trucks across state lines.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130379/bill-could-be-first-step-to-younger-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Driver Turnover Falls 12 Percentage Points in First Quarter

Turnover rates at large and small truckload fleets fell by 12 percentage points in the first quarter of 2015, though it is uncertain if this trend will...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130422/driver-turnover-falls-12-percentage-points-in-first-quarter
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
J&R Schugel to Offer Drivers EpicVue DirecTV

The satellite TV package will be available for as many as 150 company and lease-purchase drivers and owner-operators as a pass-along benefit for $60 per month.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130471/jr-schugel-to-offer-drivers-epicvue-directv
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Dart Offers Bose Seats to Drivers

Dartco has begun installing Bose Ride seats in its trucks for its drivers to improve comfort on long drives, the company announced. The seats will also be...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/128464/dart-offers-bose-seats-to-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
TCA Seeks Best Fleets to Drive For Nominations

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are seeking nominations from professional truck drivers for the annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131353/tca-seeks-best-fleets-to-drive-for-nominations
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Looming Capacity Crunch Could Lead to Trucking Golden Age

Finding enough drivers to keep trucks on the road has long been a problem for trucking companies, and that problem is only expected to get worse. But the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131433/looming-capacity-crunch-could-lead-to-trucking-golden-age
Categories: Drivers
Werner Veteran Apprenticeship Program Extended

Werner Enterprises is extending its Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program from 12 to 24 months, after getting approval from the Department of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131592/werner-veteran-apprenticeship-program-extended
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
USA Truck Allows Flexibility in Choosing Hometime

USA Truck has implemented its Choose Your Hometime initiative that allows over-the-road driving team members to select when and where they take time off.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130933/usa-truck-allows-flexibility-in-choosing-hometime
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Carriers Could Pay Higher Wages to Address Driver Shortage

A shortage of experienced drivers means carriers are hesitant to increase capacity, despite rising carrier costs and rates, according to the quarterly...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/127311/carriers-could-pay-higher-wages-to-address-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers
Half of Carriers Offer Sign-On Bonuses, says ATA Study

American Trucking Associations has released its 2014 Driver Compensation Study. Due to competition for drivers, it found, as much as 50% of truckload...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/127360/half-of-carriers-offer-sign-on-bonuses-says-ata-study
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
ATA Commits to Hiring 100,000 Veterans

The American Trucking Associations announced on Tuesday it is committing on behalf of the trucking industry and its members to hire 100,000 veterans as part...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126762/ata-commits-to-hiring-100-000-veterans
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Obama Immigration Action Could Increase Pool of Truck Drivers

President Obama’s move to let some undocumented immigrants stay in the country clears the way for them to become professional truck drivers, but that path...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126764/obama-immigration-action-could-increase-pool-of-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers
Dupre Logistics Gives Drivers Pay Increase

The Dupre Logistics Energy Distribution Services group announced that it would be giving its drivers a 5% to 9% pay increase to help it keep qualified...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126819/dupre-logistics-gives-drivers-pay-increase
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fuel Smarts
Report: Autoshifting Transmissions Save Fuel, Could Ease Driver Shortage

A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room verifies what manufacturers and many users have been saying...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/127139/report-autoshifting-transmissions-save-fuel-could-ease-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Driver Shortage Top Challenge for Heavy-Duty Fleets

An annual survey of fleet representatives found that the driver shortage and improving fuel efficiency are among the key issues for heavy-duty fleets. The...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126032/driver-shortage-top-challenge-for-heavy-duty-fleets
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Driver Shortage Moves Beyond Truckload; Worst Yet to Come

Driver turnover, a problem that has traditionally plagued longhaul, irregular-route truckload fleets, is now affecting every type of fleet in the industry –...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/125229/driver-shortage-moves-beyond-truckload-worst-yet-to-come
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Driver Shortage Leads Quality Carriers to Start Bulk Rail Intermodal Service

Quality said it completed testing of the service with its western rail partner earlier in the current quarter and has begun initial shipments with some of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/125408/driver-shortage-leads-quality-carriers-to-start-bulk-rail-intermodal-service
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Trucking Productivity Facing Challenges

Logistics cost as a percent of GDP has been declining over the last 30 years, from 16% before deregulation to 8% now. But while logistics costs have been...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/125516/trucking-productivity-facing-challenges
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Con-way Ups Tuition Program to Fight Driver Shortage

Con-way Truckload is rolling out a new tuition reimbursement program to entice new drivers to attend a professional driving school and work for the company.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/125707/con-way-ups-tuition-program-to-fight-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Products
WorkHound Adds Digital Referrals to Driver Recruiting Platform

A digital referral feature has been added to WorkHound’s driver recruiting and retention platform, allowing drivers to refer possible new hires through the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/133161/workhound-adds-digital-referrals-to-driver-recruiting-platform
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Ohio Eases Way for Deaf or Hearing-Impaired Drivers to Get CDLs

Ohio state agencies have teamed up to develop procedures for deaf or hearing-impaired Ohioans who qualify for a federal hearing-exemption waiver to train...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/135860/ohio-eases-way-for-deaf-or-hearing-impaired-drivers-to-get-cdls
Categories: Drivers
Carrier Pledges 1,200 Veteran Hires by 2020

Averitt Express has pledged to add 1,200 veterans to its driving workforce by 2020 as part of its ongoing commitment to hiring military veterans.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/135965/carrier-pledges-1-200-veteran-hires-by-2020
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Operations
DriverFirst Aims to Design Internationals ‘Drivers Want to Drive’

International Truck says it has launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/135506/driverfirst-aims-to-design-internationals-drivers-want-to-drive
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Operations
DriverFirst Aims to Design Internationals ‘Drivers Want to Drive’

International Truck says it has launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/135506/driverfirst-aims-to-design-internationals-drivers-want-to-drive
Categories: Drivers
Survey: Home Time and Health Issues Cause Drivers to Quit

With a worsening driver shortage looming over the trucking industry, a HireRight survey has found that lack of home time and health issues are two leading...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/135072/survey-home-time-and-health-issues-cause-drivers-to-quit
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Carrier Offers 'Home Daily' Driving Opportunities

Dry-van carrier West Side Transport has opened a terminal in Columbus, Ohio, that will serve as a base for its fleet of “home daily” drivers.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/135266/carrier-offers-home-daily-driving-opportunities
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
FMCSA Seeks to Ease the Way for Vets to Become Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make it easier for military veterans to transition into civilian careers in the truck and bus...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134197/fmcsa-seeks-to-ease-the-way-for-vets-to-become-truckers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Maintenance
It's All About People Power for HDT's Truck Fleet Innovators

LOUISVILLE, KY — When you think of innovation, you may automatically think of technology. But a panel of HDT’s Truck Fleet Innovators Wednesday revealed...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134428/its-all-about-people-power-for-hdts-truck-fleet-innovators
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management

The American Moving & Storage Association has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the National Network of Business and Industry Associations to create an...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/117985/amsa-receives-grant-to-address-driver-shortage-through-online-resources
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
New HOS Rules Continue to Impact Bottom Lines

Transport Capital Partners fourth-quarter survey results show new hours-of-service impacting productivity, carriers expecting wages to climb, and more...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/115926/new-hos-rules-continue-to-impact-bottom-lines


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