Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Driver Turnover, Ferro Refuted

As I’m sitting here waiting 14 hours to start out on my 150-mile journey, I’m pondering your thoughts on driver turnover.

August 27, 2012

Nevada’s Smithen Wins Inspectors Title by Besting 49 Others at CVSA Contest

MINNEAPOLIS — Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Christopher Smithen admits he’s been feeling a little uncomfortable with the flood of compliments he’s received since being named the top commercial enforcement inspector in North America earlier this month.

August 20, 2012

FedEx’s Logan Captures Title as Nation’s Premier Trucker

MINNEAPOLIS — Sometimes nice guys like Don Logan, a FedEx Freight driver based in Topeka, Kan., do finish first.

August 20, 2012

NTDC: 425 of the Nation’s Most Accomplished Truckers Vie to Become Grand Champion in Minneapolis

Like any truck driver on top of his game, there are countless reasons why Daniel Norgaard, an independent owner-operator, looks forward to competing in the National Truck Driving Championships.

August 6, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Driver Retention, Opinion Correction

This is in reference to the article headlined “High Turnover Means Trucking Companies Need New Strategies to Recruit, Retain Drivers” that appeared on page A3 of the Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carriers supplement bound into your July 16 issue.

July 23, 2012

Trucks May Have Tinted Windows, Group Says

Truck owners are allowed to tint the windshields and side windows of a truck’s cab, which could protect drivers from harmful sunlight, the International Window Film Association said.

Transport Topics
April 6, 2012
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Driver Choice and Rear-Impact Crashes

Why do cars run into tractor-trailers stopped on the shoulders of roads? How could anyone miss seeing a tractor-trailer? It happens all too frequently.

April 2, 2012

Moving Industry Prepares to Meet Challenges of Driver Shortage, Military Outsourcing

The moving industry faces a critical shortage of drivers, and officials at the American Moving & Storage Association said they are preparing a program to do something about it.

March 19, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Exporting Fuel, Recruiting Drivers, Trailer Size

After reading the Jan. 16 article titled “Gasoline, Other Fuels Top U.S. Exports” (p. 24), it occurred to me to ask why we — the United States — are exporting gasoline and other fuels with the obvious demand that is domestic.

February 20, 2012
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Driver Recruiting Against the Odds

According to analysts at a transportation research organization, the industry is facing an increasingly acute shortage of drivers — as many as 135,000 this year.

February 6, 2012