President Signs Law That Eases Path for Military Veterans to Obtain CDLs

President Obama signed a bill on Oct. 19 that makes it easier for military veterans to obtain commercial driver licenses.

October 29, 2012

Design Transportation Offers Higher Driver Pay, Bonuses

Design Transportation Services, Dallas, has become the latest carrier to make a wide-ranging increase in driver pay as a step toward retaining and rewarding operators.

Transport Topics
October 24, 2012

Many Regs Are Playing Role in Driver Shortage, Executives Say

LAS VEGAS — While experts have pointed at the government’s new safety program as a major contributor to the growing truck driver shortage, two executives who spoke here during American Trucking Associations’ annual meeting said other lower-profile measures are also playing roles.

October 22, 2012

Fleets Must Alter Operations to Attract Younger Drivers

LAS VEGAS — Trucking fleets must accept some blame for the current driver shortage and be willing to adjust their operations in order to attract younger talent, two truckload executives said last week.

October 15, 2012

Driver Shortage Requires Industry Action, Experts Say

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — The shortage of truck drivers will worsen as the economy recovers and as the federal government adds more regulations, so it is critical the industry retains current drivers and attracts younger ones to the profession, a panel of experts said here Tuesday.

Transport Topics
October 9, 2012

Congress Relaxes CDL Rule to Help Veterans Find Jobs

A bill Congress passed last month would open more job opportunities for veterans by allowing members of the military to obtain commercial driver licenses in the states where they’re stationed, even if they are away from home, the bill’s supporters said.

Transport Topics
October 8, 2012
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Virginia’s Troops to Trucks Program

With the availability of so many recently discharged veterans, many of whom have operated heavy vehicles, and the need for qualified drivers, one would think that Washington would find a way to expedite the marriage of the availability with the need.

October 1, 2012
Editorial, Business

Editorial: Improving Drivers’ Lives

The trucking industry took a pause from its busy, round-the-clock pace last week to recognize the essential role that drivers play, not only for their employers but also in the nation’s economy.

Transport Topics
September 24, 2012

Industry Marks National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Sunday kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which runs through Saturday and celebrates America’s truck drivers.

Transport Topics
September 18, 2012

Drivers Dreams Program Seeking Submissions

The Drivers Dreams program is seeking submissions from truck drivers for wishes the newly created program can make come true.

Transport Topics
September 6, 2012