Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Safety Streak; and Why Drivers Quit

This week's letters look at an impressive safety streak, and why drivers quit.

March 2, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Training New Drivers; Fuel-Price Volatility

I just finished watching the LiveOnWeb panel discussion about the driver shortage, and I appreciated how you looked at a very complex problem, packaging issues together that definitely affect driver retention and hiring.

February 23, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Doing More to Recruit Drivers

Last year brought some great gifts to trucking — higher rates, dropping fuel prices, increased tonnage and hours-of-service relief, to name a few. The one item that trucking did not get in 2014 was an increased driver pool. I think we all know this problem will haunt trucking for many years to come.

February 16, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Great Discussion On Hiring Drivers

Concerning the LiveOnWeb panel conversation that focused on the truck-driver shortage (1/13), I have to say it was a great discussion.

February 2, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Why Increase Taxes On Fuel?

In the annual State of American Business address by U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 14, he talks about making it easier for businesses and workers to move ahead and ease the tax burden that is on them, along with getting the government out of the way so that business owners can do what they do best — which is to create jobs and produce products or services.

January 26, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Archives, Retaining Drivers, Road Funds Leadership

Your article about the Transport Topics archives project included a picture of Ted Rodgers that brought back memories you may find of interest.

January 19, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Invest in Devices, or Drivers?

In the “stick or carrot” discussion of employee motivation and management, electronic logging devices typically are considered as and used as a “stick” against truck drivers.

January 5, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter to the Editor: Autonomous Railcars

I was asked by a top consulting firm what I see as the future of autonomous vehicles as it relates to the trucking industry. I have never been asked such a futuristic question in all my years in trucking.

December 15, 2014
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: All For One, One For All

I keep seeing articles about safety, traffic accidents and crowded highways. We all want our roads to be safe, and we all want to travel on roads that are free of congestion — but what can be done to achieve our desires?

December 1, 2014
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter to the Editor: Help Out Drivers This Winter

It won’t be long before the holiday season is upon us, arguably the busiest and most stressful time of year for professional drivers.

November 17, 2014

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