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

Fleets Raising Driver Pay

The number of fleets that raised driver pay in the second quarter increased sharply, and continuing difficulties in attracting new drivers could spark another round of increases in the third quarter, several industry experts have said.

July 26, 2010

Fleets Pursue Qualified Drivers as Freight Grows, Rules Tighten

Seeking to capitalize on an ever-tighter market, many fleets are racing to sign up qualified drivers as freight demand rises and stiffer federal driver standards loom, experts said.

July 5, 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

National Guard Training Soldiers to Become Future Truck Drivers

The U.S. National Guard is ramping up its truck driver training program, which could help ease long-term driver shortages. 

April 12, 2010

Fleets Begin Boosting Driver Pay as Demand Rises, Survey Finds

A few fleets are starting to raise driver pay, as freight demand and the need for more drivers increase this spring, reversing the pattern of the past couple of years that kept wages steady or reduced them, the National Transportation Institute said.

April 5, 2010