A Cleveland-based startup has a solution to the trucker shortage: matchmaking. Software company Drive My Way lets drivers create profiles where they describe what they’re looking for in a working relationship.
SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations revealed Oct. 25 that it estimates the shortfall of professional drivers has decreased slightly to 78,000 for this year.
Good labor is hard to find, and it’s only getting harder. Recent research sponsored by DDC FPO determined how labor, skill, and work ethic shortages – particularly in customer service and inside sales roles – impact carriers and third-party logistics providers.August 1, 2022
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Accelerated retirements, an aging workforce, a decadeslong declining birthrate and low unemployment rate continue to cause challenges for the trucking industry as it seeks to overcome the 80,000-plus driver shortage.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has partnered with American Trucking Associations for an apprenticeship program that could play a significant role in easing the industry’s driver shortage, and presents motor carriers with an opportunity to directly work with and train new entrants to boost their driving ranks.
A pair of Oregon trucking executives are on a mission to encourage motor carriers to follow their lead and join obscure local entities called workforce boards, which over the years have quietly distributed millions of dollars to train an array of skilled and unskilled workers, including truck drivers.February 24, 2022
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration amended its regulatory guidance to clarify that federal statutes and regulations do not prohibit third-party testers from administering commercial driver license learner permit knowledge tests.February 3, 2022
While trucking industry trade groups have expressed support for a federal apprenticeship program that will train under-21 drivers to operate tractor-trailers across state lines, concerns are being raised that some of the initiative’s reporting requirements for motor carriers are overly burdensome.January 25, 2022
The flurry of fleets that raised pay early in 2021 to recruit and retain truck drivers amid labor shortages snowballed into a widespread industry trend. However, for many fleets, it’s not necessarily bringing in the expected results.