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Use Technology to Ensure Timely Holiday Deliveries

The holiday season is here, and that means it’s only a matter of time before Santa’s sleigh is filled up with presents from online orders and cross-country relatives. FedEx is anticipating an increase in holiday shipments of 8.8 percent, and UPS is anticipating an 11 percent increase over 2013. Will UPS and FedEx be prepared […]
  • Posted by Page Siplon
  • On November 26, 2014
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YEAR-LONG STUDY REVEALS TRUCKING TRENDS IN SOCIAL MEDIA

A year-long study of trucking industry trends in social media was recently completed by TrueVoice on behalf of GE Capital, Transportation Finance. The study involved a search of 250 million online outlets and revealed the most common areas of conversation. Online conversations start with news and spike when government agencies and industry associations make announcements. […]
  • Posted by Page Siplon
  • On November 18, 2014
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PAY INCREASES JUST THE START OF LONG DRIVER COMPENSATION CLIMB

Schneider National’s recent announcement of an 8% to 13% pay increase for drivers in its dry van TL division is indicative of a longer-term compensation trend now firming up throughout the trucking industry, experts say. “We’re really just at the start of this,” Jonathan Starks, director of transportation analysis for research firm FTR Transportation Intelligence, […]
  • Posted by Page Siplon
  • On October 23, 2014
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DRIVER PAY FOR PERFORMANCE “ESSENTIAL” SAYS PROSPERIO

Traditionally, over-the-road (OTR) truck operators’ pay has been calculated on a base mile rate (cents per mile) or as a percentage of shipment revenue, but that has to change, according to Beth B. Carroll, managing principal for the Prosperio Group, a sales compensation consulting firm serving transportation and supply chain companies. Prosperio held a press […]
  • Posted by Page Siplon
  • On October 23, 2014
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SWEET TUNE PLAYS ON FOR TRUCKING

Taken together, new reports out on September’s new commercial- vehicles orders and quarterly freight tonnage as well as current and near-term economic conditions, paint a positive view of the road ahead for motor carriers as the year winds down. For starters, ACT Research Co. (ACT) has reported that both medium- and heavy- duty (Class 5-8) new […]
  • Posted by Page Siplon
  • On October 23, 2014
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IT’S TIME TO GET ‘DRIVER-CENTRIC’

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week kicked off Sept. 14 and rolled  through Sept. 20. Truck drivers across the U.S. were  honored for safe driving, treated to company cookouts, and in some cases received bonuses and gifts from employers. This year, truck drivers may feel a little more appreciated than usual. The competition for drivers among large truckload […]
  • Posted by Page Siplon
  • On September 22, 2014
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The Massive Trucker Shortage Could Hit Your Wallet Soon

Truck driver Anthony Plummer remembers when he was in the middle of the country on a long-haul delivery when he learned his daughter was sick in the hospital. “I was told to get back [home] as soon as possible. But there are a lot of rules that limit how much I can drive, so I […]
  • Posted by Page Siplon
  • On September 22, 2014
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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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