Driver Turnover Rate Surges Past 100% at Large Truckload Fleets

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The annual driver turnover rate surged in the second quarter, breaking the 100% barrier at large truckload fleets for the first time in more than four years, American Trucking Associations said Wednesday.

September 12, 2012
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Creative Retention Solutions: Copy That

The lead story of this publication’s June 18 issue discussed the growing problem of driver turnover and how even small truckload fleets, known for their ability to control turnover by maintaining close driver relationships, are now in need of creative retention solutions as their turnover rate has soared to 71%.

June 25, 2012

Truck Driver Turnover Rate Dips in 4Q

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After a year of quarterly increases, the turnover rate for truck drivers at large truckload fleets unexpectedly dipped 1% to an annualized rate of 88%, American Trucking Associations said Wednesday.

April 11, 2012

Truck Driver Turnover Rate Rises for Fourth Straight Quarter

The turnover rate for truckload drivers at large fleets rose to 89% in the third quarter, from 79% in the second quarter, the fourth straight increase, American Trucking Associations reported.

December 13, 2011

Truckload Driver Turnover Rate Rises as Fleets Grow to Meet Freight Demand

Truck-driver turnover rose from historic lows during the fourth quarter of 2010, and is likely to rise further this year as fleets seek more drivers to meet growing freight demand, American Trucking Associations reported last week.

April 18, 2011

Turnover Rate to Increase in 2011, Economist Says

Driver turnover is expected to rise this year after remaining near record lows for much of 2010, as the economy strengthens and new federal safety initiatives are implemented, a trucking official said.

January 3, 2011

Driver Turnover Rate Rises

Driver turnover rose measurably for the first time in nearly four years during the second quarter, American Trucking Associations reported, as increasing freight volumes gave drivers more options.

September 27, 2010

Driver Turnover Remains Low at Truckload Fleets in Fourth Quarter

Driver turnover — or churn — at large truckload carriers hovered near its all-time low in the fourth quarter of 2009, coming in at 44%, American Trucking Associations said.

March 29, 2010