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Business, Technology, Logistics

Delivery Boom Breeds Hiring Crisis: Finding Enough Drivers

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Every season now seems like peak season for Leonard Wright, who’s constantly recruiting drivers to staff his INPAX Shipping Solutions.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Good Salary, Sense of Adventure Drawing New Drivers to Trucking

A student trains with a simulator as part of the Hawkeye Community College CDL program. (Hawkeye Community College via YouTube)

Tom Clark says desk jobs he has worked in the past have involved 50- and 60-hour workweeks, not including daily preparation and commutes. So to him, a job that takes him away from home for large chunks of time isn’t an issue.

Jordan Larimore | The Joplin (Mo.) Globe
June 11, 2018
Business, Logistics

As Economy Heats Up, Truck Driver Shortage Burns More Companies

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A strengthening economy has its downsides. Just ask United Natural Foods Inc.

Richard Clough | Bloomberg News
June 8, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Bill Targets Driver Shortage With Age-Restriction Reduction

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In an attempt to close a truck driver shortage cited by industry insiders, Ninth District Rep. Trey Hollingsworth is co-sponsoring a bill that would lower the age when commercial motor vehicle drivers are able to travel across state lines from 21 to 18.

Danielle Grady | The Evening News and The Tribune (Jeffersonville, Ind.)
June 5, 2018
Business, Logistics

Deere to Raise Prices as Raw Materials, Tight Capacity Push Costs Higher

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Deere & Co. plans to raise prices as the world’s biggest farm-machinery manufacturer is buffeted by rising costs for freight and raw materials.

Lydia Mulvany | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Georgia Technical College Unveils Transportation Academy

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During a recent forum focusing on the region’s workforce, Southern Ag Carriers President Hugh Nall lamented that finding qualified CDL drivers was a difficult task for the company.

May 18, 2018
Business, TCA

How a ‘Crisis Level’ Truck Driver Shortage Could Impact Your Shopping Habits

Mack Trucks

Trucking drives America’s economy, but a shortage of truck drivers is putting the future of the country’s economy in peril.

Eric Schwartzberg | Dayton (Ohio ) Daily News
May 14, 2018
Business, Logistics

Tables Have Turned: Shippers Now Courting Truck Drivers

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Once at the mercy of shippers, truckers now are turning the tables, thanks to surging freight demand and a shortage of drivers.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 14, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Covenant Transport Pays $2,000 Bonuses to 44 Teams

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Covenant Transport handed out $88,000 in its new team bonus program last month to 44 teams that eclipsed the 60,000 miles together to earn the company’s new $2,000-per-team bonus.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
May 9, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

California Court Ruling Targets Independent Contractor Classification

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In a ruling that could change the workplace status of people across the state, the California Supreme Court made it harder April 30 for employers to classify their workers as independent contractors.

Maura Dolan and Andrew Khouri | Los Angeles Times
May 1, 2018

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