Want More Female Drivers? Include Them in Ads, Experts Say

How to attract more female drivers. Allison Geist, operations support manager at NFI, asks the crowd who feels affected by the driver shortage. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

DALLAS — Companies can attract female drivers by showcasing women on the job in their advertisements, according to experts assembled at the Women In Trucking Association’s annual conference.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 2, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Cab Comfort Crucial to Retaining Drivers, TMC Panel Says

Cab Comfort Kenworth's Jamin Swazo (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Providing a comfortable and safe environment in truck cabs is critical when it comes to retaining and recruiting drivers. That was the main conclusion at a roundtable discussion called: “Spec’ing the Cab & Sleeper for Driver Comfort and Safety,” which was held at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 19.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 28, 2019

Schools, Rivals Help Carriers Fill Growing Job Vacancies

Freight carriers, commercial fleet operators and third-party logistics companies are all putting out “Help Wanted” signs.

September 16, 2013