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Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Safety, Technology
Can Autonomous Trucks Solve the Driver Shortage?

One thing the developers of autonomous technologies have emphasized is that they are not a “driverless truck.” So how can they help with the driver...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156215/can-autonomous-trucks-solve-the-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Commentary: Don't Leave Trade Schools out of 'Free College' Debate

The skyrocketing cost of college tuition is indeed a problem. But at risk of being overlooked is the need to get more students into the nation’s trade schools.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156367/commentary-dont-leave-trade-schools-out-of-free-college-debate
Categories: Drivers
Better Trucks Make for Happier Drivers

Corliss Resources struggles with an aging workforce and a scarcity of young recruits. The company's solution: Haul more product in trucks that drivers like...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/301619/better-trucks-make-for-happier-drivers
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, 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
Tribe Express Takes the Long View on Driver Retention

Boasting a turnover rate as low as 33%, Tribe Express’ roster includes veteran truckers between 50 and 60 years old, as well as an increasing number of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156755/tribe-express-takes-the-long-view-on-driver-retention
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.truckinginfo.com/355042/qa-ai-expert-talks-autonomous-trucks
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
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...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/326842/drivers-hire-fewer-keep-more
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
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
Daseke Gives Drivers a Stake in the Company

By awarding drivers with stock in the company, Daseke hopes to give them a sense of pride and ownership in their work - and improve retention.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157884/daseke-gives-drivers-a-stake-in-the-company
Categories: Drivers, Equipment
How Nice Cabs Can Affect Driver Satisfaction

Whatever the reason for their discontent, the driver turnover rate for 2014 wound up at over 95%. Perhaps a newer, better mattress would help them sleep...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156232/how-nice-cabs-can-affect-driver-satisfaction
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
How to Rehire Former Drivers to Improve Retention

Relationships are more important than ever. Rehiring former drivers is a benefit for companies because good drivers who depart are more likely to return if...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157136/how-to-rehire-former-drivers-to-improve-retention
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
Q&A: Finn Murphy, Truck Owner-Operator and Author of 'The Long Haul'

Finn Murphy, author of "The Long Haul, a Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road," looks back over three decades of driving and the future of trucking.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/311066/qa-finn-murphy-author-of-the-long-haul
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.truckinginfo.com/345310/can-millenials-solve-truck-driver-shortage
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, Technology
Commentary: Are Autonomous Trucks Job Killers?

We’re on a path where tech developers and big companies decide what technologies get introduced, while workers and the public bear the cost.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/314890/commentary-are-autonomous-trucks-job-killers
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, Safety
The Driver Series

How trucking companies are approaching the recruiting, retaining and training of truck drivers in the midst of an ever-changing industry.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279677/the-driver-series
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

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...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/303547/commentary-a-driver-shortage-by-any-other-name
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.truckinginfo.com/325193/commentary-college-is-not-the-only-answer
Categories: Drivers
Commentary: Bringing Millennials Into the Trucking Industry

There are many reasons why trucking should be an exciting career choice for Millennials - solid pay, new technologies, a strong community, sense of purpose....

https://www.truckinginfo.com/325792/commentary-bringing-millenials-into-the-trucking-industry
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, Fleet Management
Finding and Keeping Drivers With The One-Two Punch: Pay & Respect

Recruiting and retention. It’s akin to bailing water out of a boat that has a hole in it. You really have to plug the hole first, otherwise you’re...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/154967/finding-and-keeping-drivers-with-the-one-two-punch-pay-respect
Categories: Drivers
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...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/304486/how-one-alabama-fleet-is-finding-quality-truck-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: Money Is Not the Only Thing That Speaks to Truck Drivers

Pay is important, but oftentimes even more important are the things you do that make drivers feel valued and respected, observes Editor in Chief Deborah...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279717/commentary-money-is-not-the-only-thing-that-speaks-to-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers
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.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/304326/becker-trucking-capitalizes-on-a-happy-workforce
Categories: Drivers
Fleets are Chasing Drivers with Better Pay and Quality of Life

Many carriers are increasing driver pay to fill empty seats, and some are trying to change how drivers are paid altogether.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/310313/how-fleets-are-chasing-drivers-with-better-pay-and-quality-of-life
Categories: Drivers
5 Ways to Succeed or Fail as an Owner-Operator

Sometimes owner-operators are their own worst enemy. They too often do things to undermine their business – like budgeting based on the best of times, not...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152943/5-ways-to-succeed-or-fail-as-an-owner-operator
Categories: Drivers
How Trucking is Widening the Driver Pool

How trucking is looking beyond traditional demographics and filling empty seats with minorities and women.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/344627/how-trucking-is-widening-the-driver-pool
Categories: Drivers, Safety
The Risks of Hiring Inexperienced Drivers

Trucking companies hiring inexperienced drivers may be opening themselves up to more risk than it's worth.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156260/the-risks-of-hiring-inexperienced-drivers
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, 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.truckinginfo.com/343356/igen-appealing-to-a-new-generation-of-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety, Technology
Attracting and Retaining Drivers with Satellite TV

Cargo Transporters recently started installing in-cab satellite TV systems in some of its trucks and the driver feedback has been encouraging.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156053/attracting-and-retaining-drivers-with-satellite-tv
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Five Trends Affecting Today's Owner-Operators

Owner-operators are far from dead, but the population is experiencing some changes, according to Todd Spencer, vice president of the Owner-Operator...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152795/five-trends-affecting-todays-owner-operators


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