'Crisis' in Ohio’s Trucking Industry Spurs Flurry of Bills

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Ohio lawmakers launched a four-part plan March 22 to help trucking companies fill thousands of job openings.

Jim Otte | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
March 23, 2017

Tennessee Trucking Firm Keeps Drivers Longer With Feedback Software

Southern Refrigerated Transport

Southern Refrigerated Transport, one of the trucking subsidiaries of the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Covenant Transport, prides itself on its family atmosphere.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
March 8, 2017

US Oil Rebound Hits Roadblock, Lack of Truckers

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Five years ago, the thought of $55-a-barrel oil would have given Piotr Galitzine heartburn. Now it’s keeping one of his steel-pipe shops in Houston open 24/7 and fueling a flurry of orders.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
March 7, 2017

Demand for Truck Drivers Remains High in Texas

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Amy and David Salinas decided to pursue a career as a truck driving team to make their dream to travel the country together a reality.

Kathryn Cargo | Victoria (Texas) Advocate
September 19, 2016
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Meets With Trucking Leaders About Driver Shortage

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U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, a Chester County Republican who represents part of Berks County, was in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 16 for the Commercial Drivers License Roundtable hosted by Berks Technical Institute

Dan Kelly | Reading (Pa.) Eagle
August 29, 2016
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Industry: Training Proposal to Worsen Driver Shortage

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Many in the trucking industry say the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed entry-level driver training rule has the potential to exacerbate the nation’s driver shortage. The rule requires that students log at least 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training time.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 18, 2016

Minnesota Trucking Firm Bucks Trend, Finds Drivers

Kivi Bros. Trucking

Despite a driver shortage in the trucking industry, Kivi Bros. Trucking in Duluth has hired 24 drivers in the past year.

Candace Renalls | Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune
February 9, 2016

Driver Shortage Worsened This Year, ATA Says

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The truck driver shortage has worsened in the past year, reaching nearly 48,000 workers by the end of 2015, or about 10,000 more than last year, American Trucking Associations reported.

Transport Topics
October 6, 2015

Big Rigs Get the Comforts of Home to Help Truckers Close Driver Gap

Linda Caffee via Bloomberg

With their kids out of the house, empty-nesters Dan and Cristy Dornbusch cruise U.S. highways with an array of domestic comforts — TV, microwave convection oven, running water — in their vehicle.

Lauren Thomas and Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
August 21, 2015

Trucking Firms With 35,000 Openings Seek Jobless Oil Workers


U.S. oil-company job cuts that cost machinery operator Drew Sanford his spot at Halliburton Co. are shaping up as a boon for truckers desperate for big-rig drivers.

Katherine Chiglinsky | Bloomberg News
February 23, 2015