Congress’ Drive to Slash Federal Spending Could Eliminate Grants for Driver Training

Truck driver training schools face a potentially crippling loss of revenue following a vote in Congress that could eliminate federal funding of job training grants.

March 7, 2011

Driver Pay Hikes Expected in Second Quarter as Freight Demand Grows, Expert Says

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — More truck drivers will be receiving pay increases in the second quarter as fleets’ prospects improve and driver supply tightens, a compensation expert told an industry conference.

February 28, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Driver Shortage, Drugs and Drivers, Teamsters Exit, NASTC’s Xmas List

There is no driver shortage for organizations that understand productivity, process capability and continuous improvement. How the organization thinks determines the extent of driver retention and whether a driver shortage is real or just an outcome of poor management.

December 13, 2010

Opinion: Driver Shortages — Influences, Solutions

Most credible articles written about a looming driver shortage discuss three major influences for the upcoming labor crisis: aging driver demographics, CSA and an expected U.S. Department of Transportation-mandated reduction in driving hours.

November 29, 2010
Editorial, Business

Appreciating Truck Drivers

Once a year — and it should be far more often — we pause in our busy lives to take notice of and show our appreciation for the everyday heroes who move our freight: the 3.4 million professional truck drivers who deliver the goods.

September 27, 2010

Con-way Freight’s Carl Krites Is NTDC’s Grand Champion

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Con-way Freight driver Carl Krites was named Grand Champion at the National Truck Driving Championships Saturday, beating more than 400 truck drivers in taking the title.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
August 9, 2010

Nation’s Top Truck Drivers Gather in Ohio for Annual ‘Super Bowl of Safety’ Contest

The truck drivers who are traveling to Columbus, Ohio, for the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships, which are scheduled for Aug. 3-7,  very much appreciate the renewed national focus on driver safety.

August 2, 2010

Truck, Driver Shortages Seen as Transport Demand Rises

TUCSON, Ariz. — Executives with two of the nation’s largest motor carriers said freight demand has jumped so fast in recent months that some sectors are having difficulty finding trucks to transport their goods. 

April 19, 2010