driver shortage

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.

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
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

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.

October 11, 2018