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U.S. Xpress Bids to Recruit Millennials With Scholorship Program

Recruit Millennials John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The deepening crisis of a truck-driver shortage that already is leading to higher prices for agricultural produce and threatening to stoke inflation is forcing trucking companies to find creative solutions.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
September 10, 2018
Business, Technology

In Driver Recruiting, AI Gets Real

Robot holding "Drivers Wanted" sign

While the wonders of artificial intelligence often are hyped beyond recognition, AI-powered recruitment software actually is offering real advantages to trucking companies.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
August 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Spear: Trucking to Play Key Role in Autonomous Policy

Chris Spear Spear by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — New federal guidance on automated cars and trucks to be unveiled this year will include the input from the trucking industry, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 5.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2018
Business

Celadon’s Dave Chesterman Named Transport Topics Recruiter of the Year

Dave Chesterman and Sue Hensley Chesterman (left) and Hensley by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dave Chesterman, vice president of recruiting for Celadon Group Inc., was named Transport Topics’ Recruiting Professional of the Year at the 2018 Recruitment & Retention Conference Feb. 23.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2018
Business

Trucking Industry Needs More Women, Younger Workers, Says Past ATA Chairman Kevin Burch

Kevin Burch Kevin Burch by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The trucking industry will need 100,000 new drivers per year for the next 10 years to address the industrywide driver shortage, according to Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., and immediate past chairman of American Trucking Associations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: A Turn of Phrase

There’s no shortage of catchy phrases to describe the sights and sounds of the trucking industry: what’s “under the hood” or “down the road” or who’s “behind the wheel,” for example. These themes are also handy for describing issues confronting the industry that cropped up in relation to some recent and upcoming industry events.

Transport Topics
February 22, 2018
Business

Industry Experts Champion Active, Friendly Online Presences as Recruiting Tools

Beverly Ringstaff, creative director at Conversion Interactive Agency Beverly Ringstaff, creative director at Conversion Interactive Agency, by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A dutifully-managed online presence functions as an important tool for attracting drivers, according to recruiting experts at freight companies.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ATA’s Chris Spear Urges Fleets to Plan for Future When Developing Workforce

Platooning vehicles Automated vehicles ultimately can reduce wastefulness and help entice younger drivers to consider careers in trucking, ATA President Chris Spear says (Peloton Technology)

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Trucking companies need to “look beyond the hood” when cultivating a workforce, monitoring on the road ahead for issues that will shape their businesses in years to come, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said here.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018
Business

Driver Team Bonus Bolsters Covenant's Recruiting Efforts

Covenant truck Covenant Transport

Carriers have been increasing compensation to entice drivers to join their ranks, and one of them has developed a fresh approach to bonuses.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2018
Business

The Voice of Mack the Truck Raves About Trucking

Ratzenberger by John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The son of a Texaco truck driver from Bridgeport, Connecticut, actor John Ratzenberger has always had a strong affinity for the industry. So after he became famous as voluble mailman Cliff Clavin in the 1980s sitcom “Cheers” and voicing Hamm the Piggy Bank in the animated “Toy Story” movies, it was natural for Ratzenberger to lend his vocal talents to a truck in “Cars,” another Pixar film.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 24, 2017

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