ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello estimates that the industry needs at least 80,000 drivers today and more in the future to account for rising freight levels. The Biden administration has made efforts in the past year to encourage more men and women to enter the trucking industry. With the Department of Transportation and Department of Labor working in cooperation with industry stakeholders for paid apprenticeship and training programs, how successful are these efforts? In this special edition of Newsmakers, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh joins TT's Eugene Mulero and Dan Ronan to discuss the industry's workforce concerns, changing perceptions of trade professions, and partnering with public and private groups to work toward a common goal.May 16, 2022
Europe is facing the prospect of a shortage of diesel as flows from Russia dwindle in the aftermath of its invasion of Ukraine, senior executives at three trading houses said.
Energize your recruiting strategy with practical steps that pack a punch in battling the driver shortage for your carrier. Want to know more? Read on … we promise not to waste your time.June 4, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the world’s largest newsprint maker, there simply are not enough truck drivers to move its goods.
With driver shortages across the country, training to become a trucker can be a good bet for employment.
After 42 years with the same employer, Kevin Spath of West Deer, Pa., is facing the prospect of losing his job.