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WHY THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY IS RUNNING OUT OF DRIVERS

Higher driving costs and falling pay have created a truck-driver shortage that’s likely to worsen in the coming years.  The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates the U.S. is short 30,000 truck drivers — a number expected to surge to 239,000 by 2022. In July 2013, new federal hours-of-service rules went into effect. The key provision […]
  • Posted by Page Siplon
  • On August 28, 2014
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Driver Perceptions and POS – It’s not what you think!

“The company is committed to my success”. “The company values its drivers”. Once you get past the usual suspects (satisfaction with miles and compensation, wait time at the customer, and home time), these are two of the lowest scoring factors from both current and exited drivers across the transportation industry. If these scores are low […]
  • Posted by Page Siplon
  • On August 28, 2014
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VIDEO SHOWS TRUCK DRIVER RESCUING BABY FROM BURNING CAR

A truck driver’s dash-mounted camera captured his heroism after he rushed towards a fiery wreck to help the occupants trapped inside on Aug. 11. David Fredrickson was driving on I-10 in Biloxi, Mississippi when a car T-boned a semi truck and caused a huge explosion right in front of him. Fredrickson stopped his truck, grabbed […]
  • Posted by Page Siplon
  • On August 28, 2014
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DRIVER RETENTION AND RECRUITMENT SERIES: PART 4

This is the last of a 4 part series dealing with Driver Recruitment and Retention. In this last part of the series, we will discuss why drivers leave companies. Drivers want to feel respected as a professional and given attention from the moment they walk in the door to apply. How do you treat your […]
  • Posted by admin
  • On August 27, 2014
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