Business, Technology

Robots Could Replace 1.7 Million American Truckers in the Next Decade

Daimler Trucks

LOS ANGELES — Trucking paid for Scott Spindola to take a road trip down the coast of Spain, climb halfway up Machu Picchu and sample a Costa Rican beach for two weeks.

Natalie Kitroeff | Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2016

Driver Pay Levels Flatten

John Sommers II for TT

Driver pay increases during the second quarter sank to the lowest level in seven years as fleets show almost no interest in raising compensation to attract drivers when lackluster freight levels don’t require that step, according to an industry official who studies pay levels.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
September 19, 2016

In Essence, Boyd Bros. Trucker Charlie Walker has Driven to the Moon and Back Six Times

Charlie Walker is in an exclusive club, having driven more than 3 million miles over three decades with nary a fender bender for Birmingham, Alabama-based transportation company Boyd Bros.

Tony Adams | Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer
August 17, 2016

Montana Truck Driver Honored for 3 Million Safe Miles

Bob Pratt’s latest feat was the equivalent of traveling 125 times around the Earth at the equator without a single wreck.

Erik Olson | Billings (Mont.) Gazette
March 9, 2016

C.R. England, Celadon Offer New Driver Pay Packages

TT File Photo

National carriers C.R. England and Celadon Group Inc. announced new pay packages for their drivers.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
March 27, 2015
Government, Business

FMCSA Proposes Driver Coercion Rule

TT File Photo

Federal regulators issued a proposed rule May 13 that would prohibit motor carriers, shippers, receivers or transportation intermediaries from coercing drivers to violate hours-of-service limits, drug and alcohol testing or hazardous materials rules, and other regulations that could jeopardize safety.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 13, 2014

1Q Driver Pay Accelerates

Driver pay rose in the first quarter at a faster pace than at any time since trucking’s last peak period almost a decade ago as industry capacity shrinks and the driver shortage worsens, a new report said.

May 12, 2014

Fleets Use Novel Approaches in Efforts to Recruit Drivers

John Sommers II for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Far from the shiny, technologically advanced trucks that are the centerpiece for many Mid-America Trucking Show attendees was a world where miniature basketballs, candy, hats, cup holders and T-shirts held sway.

April 7, 2014

Worries Over Driver Shortage Outweigh Improving Market

GRAPEVINE, Texas — The truck driver shortage dominated the discussion here at the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual meeting, tempering an otherwise mostly positive outlook for the industry and the overall economy.

March 31, 2014
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Why Trucking Companies Fail

This Opinion piece appears in the March 3 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

By Joe White

March 3, 2014