Business, Technology, Safety

Carriers Look Beyond Pool of Available Drivers

Female Driver Some carriers are looking to attract more female drivers. (kali9/Getty Images)

Trucking companies are working to expand their driver recruitment reach by bolstering diversity and inclusion initiatives, experts said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 26, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Truckers Respond to Plans for Apprenticeship Pilot Program

apprenticeship A young driver sits in a truck. (vitpho/Getty Images)

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.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 29, 2022

Discover the New Way of Improving Driver Recruitment and Retention

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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
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Takes Steps to Expedite Apprentice Driver Pilot Program

apprentice The pilot will require apprentices to complete two probationary periods. (DMEPhotography/Getty Images)

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.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 10, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Driver Shortage Defines Trucking for 2021

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The shortage of professional drivers quickly became the defining issue for the industry during the past year with its far-reaching effects.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 17, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: A Time to Bring Back Veteran Drivers

While the driver shortage is not new, COVID worsened the problem.

Greg Fulton | President, Colorado Motor Carriers Association
October 22, 2021

Help Win the War on Talent: How to Fine Tune Your Driver Screening

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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

Distracted Driving: A Survey of Commercial Drivers

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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
Business, Safety

A Year of Pandemic: ATA President Spear Lauds Drivers as ‘Soldiers on the Front Lines’

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American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear acknowledged the adversity the industry faced during the historic year.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2021

The Value of a Good Driver

Just last month, a number of carriers announced driver pay increases mirroring a wider trend in the industry that emerged last year. Is this an effective strategy for combatting the worsening driver shortage? President & CEO of the National Transportation Institute, Leah Shaver, joins TT's Dan Ronan for a conversation about driver recruitment and retention in today's market and what tools fleet executives can use to succeed.

March 1, 2021