Georgia, Wyoming Schools to Train More Truck Drivers
Seeking to get more truck drivers on the road, colleges in Georgia and Wyoming are expanding their commercial driver license programs.
Canadian Trucking Initiative Targets Refugees
Canada is trying to get more truck drivers on the road by matching refugees in a new career pathway program that also includes women.
Truck Makers Recruit Their Own Employees to Combat Driver Shortage
Stellantis NV and Renault SA are turning to their own ranks to tackle a shortage of truck drivers that’s leaving thousands of vehicles stranded away from dealerships and customers.
Cleveland Matchmaking App for Trucking Raises $4.4 Million
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.
Driver Shortage Decreases Slightly to 78,000, ATA Says
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.
How to Tackle Customer Service & Inside Sales Staffing Woes
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
Industry Faces Obstacles in Bid to Mitigate Driver Shortage
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.
House Lawmakers Introduce Trucking Workforce Bill
Legislation aimed at incentivizing individuals to join the trucking workforce was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Labor Department Partners With ATA on Apprenticeship Program
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.
Workforce Boards Offer Funds for Driver Training
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.