driver shortage

Business, Equipment, Safety

Mississippi Fleet Preps Young Drivers for Road Ahead

Total Transportation of Mississippi truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

John Stomps, CEO and founder of Total Transportation of Mississippi, said the need for drivers caused him to look into a new strategy in January 2018 — one that involves training those between the ages of 18 and 20 to haul freight interstate.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 24, 2019
Government, Business

Is There a Truck Driver Shortage or Not? ATA Says Research Paper Made ‘Critical Errors’

A truck as seen in a side-view mirror on the Mississippi River Bridge on I-70 in St. Louis, Missouri. A truck as seen in a side-view mirror on a bridge over the Mississippi River on I-70 in St. Louis, Mo. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The chief economist for American Trucking Associations has criticized a research paper written by a university professor and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics official that questioned the severity of the truck driver shortage decried by many in the industry.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 28, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Colorado Driver Shortage Presents Opportunity for Immigrants

David Goldman/Associated Press

The United States and Colorado are facing a truck driver shortage, a daunting economic prospect as the vast majority of goods in the country are transported over the road.

Jackson Barnett | The Denver Post
March 25, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

UK Trucker Shortage to Worsen After Brexit, Haulage Group Says

Brexit Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg News

Brexit is set to exacerbate a chronic shortage of drivers among U.K. haulage companies, according to a study from the International Road Transport Union.

Irene Garca Prez | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2019
Business, Logistics, Perspective

Opinion: Multiple Strategies Can Mitigate Driver Shortage

While the demand for trucks to haul freight is showing no signs of slowing down, the number of experienced and available truck drivers is not keeping pace.

Sven Wengler | Director of Logistics & Transportation Practice, Simon-Kucher & Partners
March 12, 2019
Business, Logistics

Lack of Drivers, Demand Driving Prices Up

Proctor and Gamble Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio (John Minchillo/Associated Press)

Household goods are getting pricier because the costs of moving those goods — from trucking to even maritime shipping — have been rising.

Thomas Gnau | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
March 11, 2019
Business, Logistics

From My Little Pony to Kitty Litter, Trucking Pressures Prices

My Little Pony display My Little Pony maker Hasbro plans to open a hub in Joliet, Ill., after shipping costs surged in 2018.(Charles Sykes/AP Images for Hasbro)

America’s trucker shortage is about to hit consumers right where it hurts: in the kitty litter.

Leslie Patton and Matt Townsend | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

ATA’s Spear Says Collaboration Can Help Reduce Driver Shortage

Chris Spear Chris Spear addresses the conference. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Collaborating with representatives of various industries and government agencies can buoy trucking workforce development efforts, according to American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2019
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