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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
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, 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

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
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, 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
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, 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, 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, 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
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, 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, 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.worktruckonline.com/343356/igen-appealing-to-a-new-generation-of-drivers
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
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
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
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, 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, 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.worktruckonline.com/336896/ata-truck-driver-shortage-threatens-supply-chain
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Early-Stage Driver Turnover on the Rise

Stay Metrics data shows that truck drivers hired in June of 2018 only stayed with their new carrier for an average of 216 days before quitting.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/337626/stay-metrics-survey-early-stage-driver-turnover-on-the-rise
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, 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, 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
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, 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.worktruckonline.com/345310/can-millenials-solve-truck-driver-shortage
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, 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: 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: 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.fleetforward.com/355042/qa-ai-expert-talks-autonomous-trucks
Categories: Drivers
Coalition of Trade Groups Throw Support Behind Younger Truck Driver Bill

A coalition of nearly 70 trade organizations has sent a letter to Congress in support of a bipartisan bill that would allow drivers as young as 18 to drive...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/326698/coalition-of-trade-orgs-throw-support-behind-younger-truck-driver-bill
Categories: Drivers
Turnover Rates Down at Large Fleets, Up at Small Fleets

While the turnover rate at large fleets sank to a two-year low, turnover at small carriers jumped a bit, according to American Trucking Associations' latest...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/327007/turnover-rates-down-at-large-fleets-up-at-small-fleets
Categories: Drivers
Labor Department Analysis Questions Driver Shortage

The American Trucking Associations has long said there’s a severe driver shortage, driven by factors such as demographic changes and an overall tight work...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/327605/labor-department-analysis-questions-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, 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, 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, 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.worktruckonline.com/325912/bill-to-lower-interstate-truck-driving-age-is-reintroduced
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


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