truck drivers


Low Rates, Rising Fuel Costs Threaten Independent Drivers

Getty Image of an independent truck driver Fleets consisting of one truck and one driver surged during the pandemic, from 738,181 by the end of 2019 to 906,669 so far this year, according to FMCSA data. (Phynart Studio/Getty Images)

The high-demand environment over the past two years was met with a rise in independent truckers, but increased headwinds threaten that trend

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Biden Administration Prepares Trucking Workforce Programs Focusing on Women, Younger Drivers

Female Driver Women make up nearly 10% of the OTR driving workforce, according to Women In Trucking. (bluecinema/Getty Images)

In the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law Nov. 15, there were provisions to address the lack of women and younger drivers in the trucking workforce.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 21, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety

Female Drivers Express Concerns About Sharing Cab With Men

Image of female truckers Among the recommendations in Women In Trucking Association's white paper is that motor carriers adopt a policy that enables female drivers to have the option for a same-gender trainer when involved in on-the-road activities. (Getty Images)

Most professional female truck drivers believe their cabs are safe places, but they recommend that motor carriers adopt training policies allowing them the option for a same-gender trainer when involved in on-the-road activities, a new survey shows.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 26, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Teen Truck Drivers Seen as Way to Alleviate Shortage

Teen Truck Drivers Seen as Way to Alleviate Shortage A student drives a semi truck while practicing for their commercial driver's license (CDL) test at Truck America Training of Kentucky in Shepherdsville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Dezjion Henson has wanted to be a truck driver his whole life. When he turned 18 last year, he jumped at the chance and signed on as an apprentice with Total Transportation of Mississippi in Richland.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

UK May Ease Curbs on Foreign Trucks

A row of trucks at a service station near Thurrock, U.K. A row of trucks at a service station near Thurrock, U.K. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

The British government is considering suspending restrictions on the number of drop-offs that foreign truck drivers can make on trips to the U.K. in an effort to ease the country’s supply chain problems.

Ben Sills | Bloomberg News
October 14, 2021
Government, Business

2021 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2021 logo

Check out the many ways that truckers were shown appreciation during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Social media posts and photo gallery.

September 12, 2021

How an MVR Monitoring Program Can Help Protect Your Business

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September 1, 2021
Business, Equipment, TCA

Big Rig Brings Big Smiles for Students With Autism

Boy behind wheel Day care student Oliver Lynch, 2, has fun at the wheel of the truck. (Tom Gorman for The Patriot Ledger/Tribune News Service)

RANDOLPH, Mass. — For weeks and months before it happens each year, students with autism at the Boston Higashi School anticipate members of the Teamsters Local 25 union rolling up to the front door in its big rig.

Wheeler Cowperthwaite | The Patriot Ledger
July 30, 2021
Government, Business

Supply Chain Industry Calls on Congress to Pass DRIVE-Safe Act

young driver Hispanolisic via Getty Images

A group of supply chain industry representatives, including trucking leaders, sent a letter to members of Congress on April 14 urging them to pass legislation that would allow truckers under age 21 to drive across state lines.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Senators Introduce Trucking Workforce Legislation

young driver mladenbalinovac/Getty Images

Legislation aimed at training drivers younger than 21 to drive trucks across state lines was recently unveiled by a group of senators.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 15, 2021