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Business, Logistics, TCA

Truck Driving Makes 2018 List of Toughest Jobs to Fill

Mack Trucks

The truck driving profession is on the top 10 list for CareerCast’s 2018 Toughest Jobs to Fill report, which CareerCast Online Content Editor Kyle Kensing believes is the result of the recession and skills gap.

Camri Nelson | The Lima (Ohio) News
February 21, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Delivering the Goods: U.S. Xpress Offers Team Bonuses Up to $50,000

Nikola Motor Co.

With demand for long-haul driver teams outstripping supply, one of the country’s largest truckload carriers Feb. 12 launched a compensation plan to provide team drivers up to $50,000 in bonuses and four weeks of paid vacation every year.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
February 13, 2018
Business, Logistics

There Aren’t Enough Truckers, and That’s Pinching US Profits

Mack Trucks

Tyson Foods Inc. expects to pay $200 million extra for freight this year. Kellogg Co.’s logistics costs will rise nearly 10%. McCormick & Co. blamed increased shipping expenses for its failure to achieve a profit target.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

New Truck Drivers Thrive as Companies Struggle to Hire

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Emily Duck is only 5-foot-4, but she has no trouble shifting the gears, hitting the brakes or climbing into the cab of a big rig that she drives from Edwardsville, Ill., to Kansas City almost every night.

Teri Maddox | Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat
February 2, 2018
Business

Truck Driver Shortage Slows Operations at World’s Largest Newsprint Maker

A truck is weighed before delivering a load of raw lumber at the Resolute Forest Products mill in Thunder Bay, Canada. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News)

For the world’s largest newsprint maker, there simply are not enough truck drivers to move its goods.

Jen Skerritt | Bloomberg News
February 1, 2018
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

FMCSA Grant is Helping Iowa Veterans Train for Trucking

Hawkeye Community College

With driver shortages across the country, training to become a trucker can be a good bet for employment.

Andrew Wind | Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (Iowa)
November 3, 2017
Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Oil and Gas Companies Search for Truckers in Pennsylvania

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

After 42 years with the same employer, Kevin Spath of West Deer, Pa., is facing the prospect of losing his job.

Brian C. Rittmeyer | The Valley News-Dispatch (Tarentum, Pa.)
November 3, 2017
Business, Equipment, TCA

Analysis: Is Regulation Driving the Driver Shortage?

CDL students learning to drive Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The trucking industry is predicting solid growth in the coming years, but it faces hurdles caused by increased regulation and an ongoing shortage of truckers.

Erin Mundahl | InsideSources.com (Washington, D.C.)
July 21, 2017
Business

The Driver Shortage Is More Acute, Some Truckers Say

Truck driver behind the wheel Veronica538/Wikicommons

A cross section of trucking recently raised the threat level the driver shortage poses — a shortage that has grown old along with the industry, saying this time the situation is more acute than ever.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2017
Business

Industry Tries to Address Nationwide Truck Driver Shortage as Workforce Ages

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

In need of potential drivers, employers such as CRST International and Don Hummer Trucking supply Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with equipment and often send recruiters to the course’s later sessions in search of prospective employees.

Mitchell Schmidt | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
June 12, 2017

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