driver shortage

Government, Business, Safety

Werner Driver Quinton Ward Wins Driving for Excellence Award

Werner driver Quinton Ward and ATA President Chris Spear Werner driver Quinton Ward (left) and ATA President Chris Spear by Dan Ronan/Transport Topics

Quinton Ward of New Orleans, who served five years in the U.S. Army until he was injured and received an Honorable Discharge, is the winner of the 2018 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 14, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Drivers, Carriers Have Different Concerns Regarding Driver Shortage, Retention

Driver Shortage A digital sign indicates available truck parking. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

The nation’s motor carriers and their drivers see different priorities when it comes to issues facing the trucking industry, a new study found.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 12, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: How the DRIVE-Safe Act Could End the Driver Shortage

The persistent truck driver shortage is the industry’s top overall concern — and for good reason.

Jeremy Reymer | Founder and CEO, DriverReach
December 3, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

WIT Conference Experts Debate Solutions to Turnover, Driver Shortage

CFI's Gretchen Jackson and Lana Batts of Driver iQ Jackson (left), a senior manager for driver recruiting with CFI, and Batts, co-president of Driver iQ, led the discussion on the driver shortage and retention strategies. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

FRISCO, Texas — Reliable pay and a variety of hauling options can help retain drivers and attract new ones amid a thinning workforce, according to two industry experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2018
Government, Business

Trucking U Introduces Students to Career Opportunities

Trucking U students at MCE College students, who participate in American Trucking Associations' Trucking U program, attend MCE to learn about career opportunities in the industry. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — The trucking industry presents more career opportunities for young people than college and high school graduates may realize, university students said here during an educational program held at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 30, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Making Life Easier on the Road

It’s no secret that finding and retaining good truck drivers is a challenge for fleets, but recent reporting has taught us that there are simple options for improving drivers’ quality of life on the road.

Transport Topics
October 11, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Wisconsin to Act on Federal Rule Waiving Permit Tests for Veterans

Army driver behind the wheel U.S. Army

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will act upon the recent federal rule that allows state driver’s licensing agencies to waive the requirement of the commercial learner’s permit for individuals who worked in a military position that required operating a truck within the last year.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Technical Training Schools Aim to Bridge Skills Gap

Skills Gap (Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News)

Finding workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow means attacking the skills gap along a wide front.

Lynn Hulsey | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
September 24, 2018
Business, Safety, TCA

Truck Driver Shortage Constrains Booming Texas Oil Fields

Driver shortage in Texas oil fields Trucks parked near Pecos, Texas. Thousands of drivers are needed in the Texas oil fields. The driver shortage is pinching the production boom there. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News)

In the busy oil fields south of San Antonio, some big rig trucks sit empty.

Mark Collette | Houston Chronicle
August 31, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Trucker Shortage Forces Some Restaurants to Buy Local

Tomato salad on a plate Sara Moulton via AP

A labor crunch in the trucking industry is making it more expensive to deliver everything from apples to zucchini. And restaurants of all kinds are turning to local ingredients to avoid surging shipping costs.

Leslie Patton | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2018