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Hourly pay for drivers is ‘financial suicide’ for TL carriers, exec says

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 1 of CCJ's coverage from “All About the Driver”, a panel discussion Oct. 22 at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando. Part 2, on the impact ...

How data, dispatch software can push automated dispatch, driver rewards

This is the third and final installment in the "Turning Data into Action" series based on dispatch software systems. Part 1 covers realtime roadmapping — Click here to see it. Part 2 covers the customer ...

Truck drivers near top of ‘Hardest-to-Fill’ jobs for employers

It's not just your fleet that's having trouble hiring drivers, says a recent report from CareerBuilder, who ranked truck driver as the third "Hardest-to-Fill Position" in the country, based on a survey of hiring managers ...

Driver turnover increases in first quarter of 2013

Driver turnover is pushing the 100 percent ceiling once again, according to the American Trucking Associations, as large truckload fleets in the first quarter of 2013 experienced a driver turnover rate of 97 percent, said ...

Technology brings business intelligence to the cab

Gone are the days of limiting the information fleets can share between the office and remote systems. Because of the convergence of enterprise software, mobile systems and business analytics, the same high-powered information and analytics ...

Driver shortage garnering national attention

It's not the first national news outlet to give coverage to the looming driver shortage analysts predict the trucking industry will endure in the coming years, but it is the latest: CNN Money published a ...

Carriers favoring sign-on bonuses, performance-based driver pay

Nearly half of carriers are offering sign-on bonuses, compared to only 12 percent two years ago, consultant Gordon Klemp told trucking fleet executives today during the 2013 CCJ Spring Symposium in Birmingham, Ala. Bonuses range from ...

TMW survey: fleets rank diversification, driver retention as top priorities

Truckload carriers rate service diversification and driver retention as their top priorities to stay profitable, according to TMW Systems’ first annual Transportation & Logistics Study – North America For-Hire Truckload Carrier Benchmarking Survey. Truckload carriers ...

FTR Shippers Conditions Index reflects tightening capacity

FTR Associates on Thursday, Oct. 11, said its Shippers Conditions Index for August fell to a reading of -6.8, reflecting a slowly tightening capacity environment for carriers and shippers. Shipping costs, along with the ability ...

C.R. England offers Texas Regional service

C.R. England announced it now offers Texas Regional service, which will add about 75 new driving jobs and provide a network designed to meet the demands of larger volumes that move into and out of ...

Old Dominion celebrates Indianapolis service center expansion

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, completed the expansion of its Indianapolis Service Center with a daylong celebration that included a rolling museum highlighting the company’s 78-year history. Old Dominion said its Indianapolis ...

NationaLease announces 2012 Leadership Circle Award Winners

NationaLease’s 2012 recipients of its Leadership Circle Awards recently were presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the full-service truck leasing network held in September in Baltimore. This year, 36 members were cited for their ...

Idealease recognizes 60 locations

Idealease Inc. has awarded 60 Idealease locations in North America with the Idealgold award for 2012. The award program was established 14 years ago to honor Idealease locations that achieve the highest levels of performance ...

Epes Transport System driver named TCA Highway Angel

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Epes Transport System driver Marvin Garvey of Hampstead, N.C., as a Highway Angel for the compassion he showed to a stranded motorist. On Aug. 19, in the late morning, ...

ATA economy panel gives mixed outlook

The chief economist for the American Trucking Associations on Tuesday, Oct. 9, told fleet executives that freight volumes continue to be varied depending on the sector and that trucking’s outlook will be cloudy in the ...


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