Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

FMCSA Grant is Helping Iowa Veterans Train for Trucking

Hawkeye Community College

With driver shortages across the country, training to become a trucker can be a good bet for employment.

Andrew Wind | Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (Iowa)
November 3, 2017
Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Oil and Gas Companies Search for Truckers in Pennsylvania

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

After 42 years with the same employer, Kevin Spath of West Deer, Pa., is facing the prospect of losing his job.

Brian C. Rittmeyer | The Valley News-Dispatch (Tarentum, Pa.)
November 3, 2017

Industry Tries to Address Nationwide Truck Driver Shortage as Workforce Ages

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

In need of potential drivers, employers such as CRST International and Don Hummer Trucking supply Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with equipment and often send recruiters to the course’s later sessions in search of prospective employees.

Mitchell Schmidt | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
June 12, 2017

'Crisis' in Ohio’s Trucking Industry Spurs Flurry of Bills

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Ohio lawmakers launched a four-part plan March 22 to help trucking companies fill thousands of job openings.

Jim Otte | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
March 23, 2017

Tennessee Trucking Firm Keeps Drivers Longer With Feedback Software

Southern Refrigerated Transport

Southern Refrigerated Transport, one of the trucking subsidiaries of the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Covenant Transport, prides itself on its family atmosphere.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
March 8, 2017

US Oil Rebound Hits Roadblock, Lack of Truckers

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Five years ago, the thought of $55-a-barrel oil would have given Piotr Galitzine heartburn. Now it’s keeping one of his steel-pipe shops in Houston open 24/7 and fueling a flurry of orders.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
March 7, 2017

Demand for Truck Drivers Remains High in Texas

jessica wilson/Flickr

Amy and David Salinas decided to pursue a career as a truck driving team to make their dream to travel the country together a reality.

Kathryn Cargo | Victoria (Texas) Advocate
September 19, 2016
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Meets With Trucking Leaders About Driver Shortage

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, a Chester County Republican who represents part of Berks County, was in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 16 for the Commercial Drivers License Roundtable hosted by Berks Technical Institute

Dan Kelly | Reading (Pa.) Eagle
August 29, 2016
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Industry: Training Proposal to Worsen Driver Shortage

John Sommers II for TT

Many in the trucking industry say the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed entry-level driver training rule has the potential to exacerbate the nation’s driver shortage. The rule requires that students log at least 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training time.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 18, 2016

Minnesota Trucking Firm Bucks Trend, Finds Drivers

Kivi Bros. Trucking

Despite a driver shortage in the trucking industry, Kivi Bros. Trucking in Duluth has hired 24 drivers in the past year.

Candace Renalls | Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune
February 9, 2016