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Categories: Drivers
Fleets Boost Pay to Get Truck Drivers to Stay

In its latest quarterly Trends in Truckload Recruiting and Retention Survey, Driver IQ finds that most carriers are increasing driver pay in order to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/300954/fleets-boost-pay-to-get-truck-drivers-to-stay
Categories: Drivers
C.R. England Announces Largest Driver Pay Raise in its History

A new, multi-million-dollar pay raise affecting approximately 60% of the fleets OTR drivers will go into effect on May 31, 2018.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/303072/c-r-england-announces-largest-driver-pay-raise-in-its-history
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
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, 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: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
ATA Releases Driver Shortage Analysis Paper

American Trucking Associations released an analysis of the shortage of truck drivers, concluding that the current shortage is acute and limited primarily to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109172/ata-releases-driver-shortage-analysis-paper
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.truckinginfo.com/318188/survey-explores-eld-mandate-impact-on-smaller-grocery-retail-carriers
Categories: Drivers
Despite Soft Freight Environment, Drivers Still In Demand

Turnover rates at large and small truckload carriers remain at lower levels despite a soft freight environment, according to the latest numbers tracked by...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/336340/despite-soft-freight-environment-drivers-still-in-demand
Categories: Drivers, Operations
ATA: Truck Driver Shortage Threatens Supply Chain

ATA sees the truck driver shortage as a problem for the entire supply chain as 71.4% of all freight tonnage is moved by truck.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/336896/ata-truck-driver-shortage-threatens-supply-chain
Categories: Drivers
Uncertain Trucking Environment Puts Hold on Driver Pay Hikes and Capacity Additions

In its second quarter recruiting and retention survey, Driver iQ found signs that with signs of a weakening freight environment and economy, most fleets are...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/338241/uncertain-trucking-environment-puts-hold-on-driver-pay-hikes-and-capacity-additi
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
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
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
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, 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, 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
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
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

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
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, 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, 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, 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, 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
Drivers Received Fewer Pay Increases the First Quarter of 2019

Fleets are offering fewer drivers wage increases in the first quarter of 2019 when compared to last year but the increases that are being instituted are...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/333081/drivers-received-fewer-pay-increases-the-first-quarter-of-2019
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.truckinginfo.com/333104/fmcsa-accepting-applications-for-younger-driver-pilot-program
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
Survey: Pay Most Important for Drivers in Deciding Where to Work

A new survey asked thousands of truck drivers nationwide what makes them choose one job over another, and pay came out as the top reason, followed by the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/119977/survey-pay-most-important-for-drivers-in-deciding-where-to-work
Categories: Drivers
Bill Would Address Minimum Driver Age

A Senate bill would create a pilot program to study allowing younger CDL holders to operate across state lines.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130185/bill-would-address-minimum-driver-age
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
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


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