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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: Fleet Management
6 Trends to Track in 2016

From the economy to driver recruitment and retention, there will be several familiar faces in the trends to follow closely in the new year.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156482/6-trends-to-track-in-2016
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: Fleet Management
Driver Retention Begins With Recruiting

You want to develop a satisfied workforce of drivers who view their employer as a committed partner rather than the highest bidder at the moment. It’s not...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156848/driver-retention-begins-with-recruiting
Categories: Fleet Management
Commentary: Lessons from an Election

Editor in chief Deborah Lockridge contemplates the lessons of the volatile 2016 presidential election and what the trucking industry can learn from it.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157121/commentary-lessons-from-an-election
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
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, 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: Fleet Management
Automation: A Better Way to Recruit Drivers

Workflow management tools, analytics and behavioral assessment can make the hiring process easier and quicker.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155737/automation-a-better-way-to-recruit-drivers
Categories: Fleet Management

Truck driver pay is often summed up in just two words: Not enough. But one analyst sums up the situation lately with the words “productivity bonuses” and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152811/driver-pay-a-new-look-at-an-old-problem
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: Electric Vehicles, Fleet Management, Safety, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Commentary: 5 Takeaways From 2017

One of the reasons HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge enjoys covering trucking is because there’s always something new to write about. Here are her top 5...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157874/commentary-5-takeaways-from-2017
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
Patience, Persistence Needed to Bring Young People into the Industry

Are we going overboard in pushing kids toward a college education? One reader responds to Deborah Lockridge's October editorial, and she has this follow-up...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/159559/patience-persistence-needed-to-bring-young-people-into-the-industry
High School Students to Compete Alongside the Best Truck Drivers in Maine

In Maine, several vocational schools teach high-school students how to drive -- and the best of them will get to show off their skills later this month as...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/159690/high-school-students-to-compete-alongside-the-best-truck-drivers-in-maine
Driver Shortage: Already Over the Cliff?

One fleet manager says the driver shortage is even worse than is publicly being reported, with rates going through the roof on some lanes, because both...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/159260/driver-shortage-already-over-the-cliff
The Driver Shortage: Make it Someone Else's Problem

Don't hold your breath waiting for someone or some group to come along with a way of solving trucking's labor crisis. It won't happen that way. The only...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/159342/the-driver-shortage-make-it-someone-elses-problem
Millennials in Truck Fleets

Why, with more people entering the workforce every day, are truck fleets still struggling to fill driver’s seats? Where are the energetic new employees for...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/159916/millennials-in-truck-fleets
How the Right Training Can Help Promote Trucking as a Profession

Ongoing training is an important element of advancement in most professions. Yet all too often in our industry, truckers view training as punishment....

https://www.truckinginfo.com/160017/how-the-right-training-can-help-promote-trucking-as-a-profession
We're not the only industry facing a recruiting and training crisis

It's a job once viewed as glamorous, but these days, not so much. It involves a lot of time away from home. And it takes a lot of time and money to get the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/158876/were-not-the-only-industry-facing-a-recruiting-and-training-crisis
A shortage of pilots? Really?

A shortage of pilots? Really? At least one influential aviation figure begs to differ. Retired airline captain-turned-aviation-analyst, Chesley "Sully"...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/158878/a-shortage-of-pilots-really
Drivers Deserve Respect

Do you know what's lacking in trucking? Dignity. Simple dignity. If this sounds all soft and squishy, read on. I think I'll change your mind. A chance...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/158987/drivers-deserve-respect
Why drivers do not believe there's a driver shortage

Drivers are repeatedly reminded that they are in short supply, but Jim Park asks why the industry is not responding as it should to tight supply conditions.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/159071/why-drivers-do-not-believe-theres-a-driver-shortage
Categories: Fleet Management, Technology
Q&A: IFDA Exec Talks Driver Issues and Food Distribution

Any time you’re having a meal away from home, it’s been delivered by members of the International Foodservice Distributors Association. But its members are...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/329433/qa-ifda-exec-talks-driver-issues-and-food-distribution
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: Electric Vehicles, Fleet Management, Safety, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Commentary: 5 Takeaways From 2017

One of the reasons HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge enjoys covering trucking is because there’s always something new to write about. Here are her top 5...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/157874/commentary-5-takeaways-from-2017
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, 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: Operations

Recently the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Chief Economist Bob Costello outlined how fleets are adjusting to continued tightness in the driver market.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/114519/driver-shortage-having-impact-on-fleet-operations
Categories: Fleet Management

Even though FTR's Shippers Conditions Index improved marginally in September along with a small improvement in the environment affecting shippers it is not...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114988/ftr-shippers-conditions-index-edges-higher-in-september
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: Equipment, Fleet Management
Driver Issues May Hurt Trucking Industry Growth in 2015

Driver shortages, driver turnover and regulations could all affect the potential growth of the trucking industry in 2015, according to analysis from GE...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/127991/driver-issues-may-hurt-trucking-industry-growth-in-2015
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
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
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


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