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Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
CDL Schools Say Proposed Training Standards Would Make Driver Shortage Worse

In a Friday "listening session" the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hosted regarding its proposed entry-level driver training stories, truck...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/110672/cdl-schools-say-proposed-training-standards-would-make-driver-shortage-worse
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
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, Safety & Compliance
ATRI: What Makes Younger Drivers Safe?

The American Transportation Research Institute released the phase one findings of its research into whether safe younger drivers can be identified through...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141663/atri-what-makes-younger-drivers-safe
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, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety & Compliance, Telematics
How the ELD Mandate Impacts Smaller Grocery/Retail Carriers

For the moderately sized retail and grocery fleets that work with third-party logistics provider Zipline Logistics, the effect of the electronic logging...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/318188/survey-explores-eld-mandate-impact-on-smaller-grocery-retail-carriers
Categories: Drivers, Safety
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.worktruckonline.com/343356/igen-appealing-to-a-new-generation-of-drivers
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, Fleet Management
Driver Recruiting Company Tenstreet Receives ‘Significant Investment’

Tenstreet, a web-based provider of driver recruiting software and workflow solutions, has received what it calls a significant investment from Spectrum...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137749/driver-recruiting-company-tenstreet-receives-significant-investment
Categories: Drivers
Maverick Raises Pay for Flatbed, Glass Division Drivers

Maverick Transportation has announced a 5-cent per mile pay increase for drivers in its Flatbed and Glass over-the-road divisions. The pay increase is...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/142866/maverick-raises-pay-for-flatbed-glass-division-drivers
Categories: Drivers
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.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/304032/maverick-transportation-offers-student-drivers-a-pay-increase
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety
Uber: Self-Driving Trucks Could Help Alleviate Driver Shortage

Mixed fleets with self-driving long-haul trucks and traditional human-driven regional routes could help the trucking industry address the problem of an...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/278626/uber-self-driving-trucks-could-help-alleviate-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety & Compliance, Telematics
How the ELD Mandate Impacts Smaller Grocery/Retail Carriers

For the moderately sized retail and grocery fleets that work with third-party logistics provider Zipline Logistics, the effect of the electronic logging...

https://www.businessfleet.com/318188/survey-explores-eld-mandate-impact-on-smaller-grocery-retail-carriers
Categories: Drivers
State of Trucking for 2017: The Driver Shortage

Designed to help show the current state and future forecast of trucking, this infographic breaks down the economic state of trucking, while also diving into...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137970/state-of-trucking-for-2017-the-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Driver Pay has Increased to Meet Freight Demand

A competitive market for truck drivers has caused driver pay to increase significantly as fleets look to meet increased demand for freight transportation...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279350/driver-pay-has-increased-to-meet-freight-demand
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, Safety
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
Roehl Transport to Increase Driver Pay Per Mile

Roehl Transport announced an increase in mileage pay for drivers operating under the company’s Your Choice Pay Plan, effective Feb. 4, 2018.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143620/roehl-transport-to-increase-driver-pay-per-mile
Categories: Drivers
Boyd Bros. Offers $14,000 Signing Bonus for Flatbed Drivers

Boyd Bros. Transportation has announced $14,000 in sign-on bonuses for experienced flatbed CDL-A holders who join the carrier as company drivers before the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/142795/boyd-bros-offers-14-000-signing-bonus-for-flatbed-drivers
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, 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
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: 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
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
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Most Transportation Companies Plan to Grow Workforce in 2018

HireRight's survey found that while the majority of transportation companies planned to increase their workforce in 2018, they were concerned about how...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279390/most-transportation-companies-plan-to-grow-workforce-in-2018
Categories: Drivers
Dot Transportation Offers Drivers Pay Increase

Dot Transportation says its fleetwide truck driver wage increase is the largest in company history.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/278891/dot-transportation-offers-drivers-pay-increase
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, Fleet Management
ATRI Seeks Driver Input on Key Industry Issues

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking driver perspectives on a number of top industry issues through an online survey.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/139741/atri-seeks-driver-input-on-key-industry-issues
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Maverick Transportation Opens CDL Driving School

Maverick Transportation has opened the Maverick Driving Academy driving school, located on the Arkansas-based company’s North Little Rock campus.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/319821/maverick-transportation-opens-cdl-driving-school
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety
Uber: Self-Driving Trucks Could Help Alleviate Driver Shortage

Mixed fleets with self-driving long-haul trucks and traditional human-driven regional routes could help the trucking industry address the problem of an...

https://www.businessfleet.com/278626/uber-self-driving-trucks-could-help-alleviate-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety & Compliance, Telematics
How the ELD Mandate Impacts Smaller Grocery/Retail Carriers

For the moderately sized retail and grocery fleets that work with third-party logistics provider Zipline Logistics, the effect of the electronic logging...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/318188/survey-explores-eld-mandate-impact-on-smaller-grocery-retail-carriers
Categories: Drivers
U.S. Xpress Offers $50,000 in Bonuses for Team Drivers

U.S. Xpress announced the TeamMax Bonus program for current and prospective team drivers, which offers $50,000 in bonuses and up to four weeks of paid...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/278719/u-s-xpress-offers-50-000-in-bonuses-for-team-drivers
Categories: Drivers

California state Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced a bill that would hold major retailers liable when trucking companies break labor laws, sparked by allegations...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/287920/bill-would-hold-retailers-liable-for-trucking-company-labor-violations
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Bill to Lower Interstate Truck Driving Age Reintroduced

The reintroduced DRIVE-Safe ACT would allow drivers as young as 18 years old to drive heavy-duty trucks in interstate commerce.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/325912/bill-to-lower-interstate-truck-driving-age-is-reintroduced
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
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...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/322179/increase-driver-pay-lowered-turnover-rates-in-2018
Categories: Drivers
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...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/334473/cargo-transporters-looks-for-drivers-closer-to-home
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, Operations
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.worktruckonline.com/345310/can-millenials-solve-truck-driver-shortage
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, Safety & Compliance
OOIDA Once Again Opposes Younger Truck Driver Bill

With the recent reintroduction of a bill that would lower the driving age for heavy-duty truckers operating in interstate commerce, the Owner-Operator...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/326094/ooida-once-again-opposes-younger-truck-driver-bill
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
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
Walmart Increases Pay for Private Fleet Drivers

Beginning in February, Walmart truck drivers will receive a 1-cent per mile and a 50-cent increase in activity pay for arrive and arrive/drop occurrences.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/323605/walmart-increases-pay-for-private-fleet-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Big Con-way Truckload Order Features Automated Transmissions

Con-way Truckload is buying 635 new twin-screw tractors equipped with automated manual transmissions -- a move that will more than double the AMTs to nearly...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/129052/big-con-way-truckload-order-features-automated-transmissions
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
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, 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
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Maverick Transportation Opens CDL Driving School

Maverick Transportation has opened the Maverick Driving Academy driving school, located on the Arkansas-based company’s North Little Rock campus.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/319821/maverick-transportation-opens-cdl-driving-school
Categories: Drivers
House Being Lobbied by 42 Groups to Pass Younger Trucker Bill

No less than 42 trade associations are urging House transportation leaders to back a bill that would create a training pathway for truck drivers between the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/304693/house-being-lobbied-by-42-groups-to-pass-younger-trucker-bill
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Kottke Trucking Driver Pay Raise Reflects Market Gains

Minnesota-based Kottke Trucking has increased driver pay for the second time in six months, resulting from gains in the marketplace.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/310636/kottke-trucking-driver-pay-increase-reflects-market-gains


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