driver appreciation

Opinion: Don’t Forget, Drivers Are Trucking’s Most Important Asset

For the first time in more than a decade, the driver shortage tops the American Transportation Research Institute’s list of critical issues facing the trucking industry — and we should be ashamed.

Joe Chandler | President, SPI International Transportation
January 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Top Driver Complaints: Rude Staff, Pay, Intrusive In-Cab Technology, Analysts Say

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Fleet drivers have issues with their carrier’s staff, the company’s approach to equipment and maintenance, technology in their cabs and feel that they have little control over their work, according to WorkHound, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based provider of a smartphone-based system that allows truck drivers to anonymously discuss concerns they have with their employers.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2017

Opinion: Recruiting, Retaining Drivers: It’s Not Them, It’s You

If you have a driver turnover problem and can’t keep drivers, especially new ones, and can’t attract new, qualified drivers, regardless of what you try or the money you throw at the problem, what you’re doing is not working. But why?

Norris Beren | Chief Executive Advisor, Risk Reward Consulting
November 13, 2017

Longhaul Driver Pay Jumps 1.6% in Third Quarter

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Longhaul truck driver pay rose in the third quarter as the truckload market tightened over the summer, setting the stage for a lift in salaries in 2018, according to the National Transportation Institute.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017

Opinion: Taking Time for Truck Driver Appreciation

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Let’s go back in time. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark departed on their Corps of Discovery Expedition on May 14, 1804, from near St. Louis. They first saw the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 7, 1805.

Kevin Burch | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
September 8, 2017

ATA Announces Driver Appreciation Video Contest

American Trucking Associations will sponsor for the third year a video contest for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 11-17.

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August 4, 2011