The past few years have taught us that truck drivers don’t just deliver essential goods, they are essential workers themselves. It’s time to recognize that, and adopt a driver-first mindset.
A newly released summary of public comments on the federal driver apprenticeship pilot program was mixed, with trucking trade groups generally supporting the program, while many small truckers and independent operators offered a variety of criticisms and suggestions.
Program Aired: April 14, 2022. The trucking industry is in trouble. With the driver shortage at over 90,000, the turnover rate averaging 90%, and many other pressing issues, something needs to give. It’s time we look under the hood into the current state of our drivers and discover new cost-effective and life-transforming ways of recruiting and retaining drivers.April 14, 2022
Federal trucking regulators are seeking emergency White House approval to take a first step toward a driver apprenticeship program included in last year’s sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure bill as a near-term measure to help alleviate the trucking industry’s ongoing driver shortage.
Program Aired: July 29, 2021. 2020 upended driver talent management. First Advantage experts will present the insights uncovered from their review of 75 million screens across all industries and discuss strategies that drove success particularly for transportation background screening and drug testing—the ordering trends, the compliance considerations, and the drug testing approaches.July 29, 2021
With 1 in 4 professional drivers suffering an injury due to distracted driving, it’s becoming the new “DUI”. We surveyed commercial drivers to understand how they have been affected by distracted driving and what they are willing to do to help eradicate this behavior.April 1, 2021
American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear acknowledged the adversity the industry faced during the historic year.