driver shortage

Government, Business, Fuel

Tougher Regulations, Lack of Parking Present Challenges for Truck Drivers

Truck parking Todd Lappin/Flickr

The internet doesn’t carry goods, only more and more orders for them. Self-driving trucks are a long way off. In the meantime, somebody has to haul freight and make deliveries.

Virginia Postrel | Bloomberg News
June 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Delivery Boom Breeds Hiring Crisis: Finding Enough Drivers

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

Every season now seems like peak season for Leonard Wright, who’s constantly recruiting drivers to staff his INPAX Shipping Solutions.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Good Salary, Sense of Adventure Drawing New Drivers to Trucking

A student trains with a simulator as part of the Hawkeye Community College CDL program. (Hawkeye Community College via YouTube)

Tom Clark says desk jobs he has worked in the past have involved 50- and 60-hour workweeks, not including daily preparation and commutes. So to him, a job that takes him away from home for large chunks of time isn’t an issue.

Jordan Larimore | The Joplin (Mo.) Globe
June 11, 2018
Business, Logistics

As Economy Heats Up, Truck Driver Shortage Burns More Companies

Getty Images

A strengthening economy has its downsides. Just ask United Natural Foods Inc.

Richard Clough | Bloomberg News
June 8, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Bill Targets Driver Shortage With Age-Restriction Reduction

John Sommers II for TT

In an attempt to close a truck driver shortage cited by industry insiders, Ninth District Rep. Trey Hollingsworth is co-sponsoring a bill that would lower the age when commercial motor vehicle drivers are able to travel across state lines from 21 to 18.

Danielle Grady | The Evening News and The Tribune (Jeffersonville, Ind.)
June 5, 2018
Business, Logistics

Deere to Raise Prices as Raw Materials, Tight Capacity Push Costs Higher

Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News

Deere & Co. plans to raise prices as the world’s biggest farm-machinery manufacturer is buffeted by rising costs for freight and raw materials.

Lydia Mulvany | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Georgia Technical College Unveils Transportation Academy

Albany Technical College

During a recent forum focusing on the region’s workforce, Southern Ag Carriers President Hugh Nall lamented that finding qualified CDL drivers was a difficult task for the company.

May 18, 2018
Business, TCA

How a ‘Crisis Level’ Truck Driver Shortage Could Impact Your Shopping Habits

Mack Trucks

Trucking drives America’s economy, but a shortage of truck drivers is putting the future of the country’s economy in peril.

Eric Schwartzberg | Dayton (Ohio ) Daily News
May 14, 2018
Business, Logistics

Tables Have Turned: Shippers Now Courting Truck Drivers

Getty Images

Once at the mercy of shippers, truckers now are turning the tables, thanks to surging freight demand and a shortage of drivers.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 14, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Covenant Transport Pays $2,000 Bonuses to 44 Teams

Daniel Oines/Flickr

Covenant Transport handed out $88,000 in its new team bonus program last month to 44 teams that eclipsed the 60,000 miles together to earn the company’s new $2,000-per-team bonus.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
May 9, 2018