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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, 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, 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, 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
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: 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
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, 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, 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, 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
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 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, 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, 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
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, 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, 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.globalfleetmanagement.com/156053/attracting-and-retaining-drivers-with-satellite-tv
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/156103/training-for-the-long-haul
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/156215/can-autonomous-trucks-solve-the-driver-shortage
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/156260/the-risks-of-hiring-inexperienced-drivers
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/156263/the-smart-road-to-younger-drivers
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/156367/commentary-dont-leave-trade-schools-out-of-free-college-debate
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/156479/commentary-10-things-to-take-away-from-the-year-of-the-driver
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/279677/the-driver-series
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/314890/commentary-are-autonomous-trucks-job-killers
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, Safety
FMCSA Accepting Applications for Younger Driver Pilot Program

The FMCSA is accepting applications for a pilot program to permit 18-20 year olds who possess the U.S. Military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/333104/fmcsa-accepting-applications-for-younger-driver-pilot-program
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
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, 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, Operations
If Fleets Want to Retain Drivers, Earn Their Trust

It should come as no surprise that drivers prioritize the best pay possible, but another avenue to keep them could be much cheaper —  earn their trust.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/334255/if-fleets-want-to-retain-drivers-pay-and-trust-are-where-to-begin
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
If Fleets Want to Retain Drivers, Earn Their Trust

It should come as no surprise that drivers prioritize the best pay possible, but another avenue to keep them could be much cheaper —  earn their trust.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/334255/if-fleets-want-to-retain-drivers-pay-and-trust-are-where-to-begin
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
If Fleets Want to Retain Drivers, Earn Their Trust

It should come as no surprise that drivers prioritize the best pay possible, but another avenue to keep them could be much cheaper —  earn their trust.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/334255/if-fleets-want-to-retain-drivers-pay-and-trust-are-where-to-begin
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, Fleet Management, Operations
Hub Group Improves Pay for Regional Truck Drivers

Hub Group says regional truck drivers can make $75,000 a year under its new pay package for regional drivers, which offers better compensation, benefits,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/331327/hub-group-provides-new-pay-package-for-regional-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Hub Group Improves Pay for Regional Truck Drivers

Hub Group says regional truck drivers can make $75,000 a year under its new pay package for regional drivers, which offers better compensation, benefits,...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/331327/hub-group-provides-new-pay-package-for-regional-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Operations
FMCSA Looking at Wider Pilot to Study Allowing Younger Interstate Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a “potential” pilot program that would allow drivers ages 18 to 20 to operate...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/331870/fmcsa-looking-at-wider-pilot-to-study-allowing-younger-interstate-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Operations
FMCSA Looking at Wider Pilot to Study Allowing Younger Interstate Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a “potential” pilot program that would allow drivers ages 18 to 20 to operate...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/331870/fmcsa-looking-at-wider-pilot-to-study-allowing-younger-interstate-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Alabama to Allow Younger Truck Drivers

The state legislature of Alabama has passed a bill that will allow the state to issue Class A commercial driver’s licenses to applicants as young as 18...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/332289/alabama-to-allow-younger-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Alabama to Allow Younger Truck Drivers

The state legislature of Alabama has passed a bill that will allow the state to issue Class A commercial driver’s licenses to applicants as young as 18...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/332289/alabama-to-allow-younger-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers
Driver Shortage or High Churn: A Problem by Either Name

A government official expert at analyzing labor trends contends that trucking is not experiencing a driver shortage, rather she sees the problem as one of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/340241/driver-shortage-or-high-churn-a-problem-by-either-name
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management

Memphis-based Intermodal Cartage Company has announced a 30% pay raise for its drivers to proactively reach out to more prospective employees at the drayage...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/288040/intermodal-cartage-truck-drivers-receive-30-pay-raise
Categories: Drivers

Memphis, Tenn.-based Ozark Motor Lines has announced a new pay increase for its long-haul and regional truck drivers as well as driving teams.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/291716/ozark-motor-lines-gives-drivers-new-pay-package
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Driver Turnover up at Large Truckload Fleets

The driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose five percentage points in the third quarter to an annualized rate of 95%, according to American...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143374/driver-turnover-up-at-large-truckload-fleets
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


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