CCJ Top 250
Social media mastery can lead to greater recruiting, retention efforts
Can social media help with recruiting and retention? During a Commercial Carrier Journal webinar this week, HR experts at two established carriers share tips on using social media where they've seen a lot of positive results.
July 28, 2023
Survey finds fewer women in commercial driver positions
According to the 2023 WIT Index, the number of women CDL holders has fallen slightly, but the industry has seen an increase in women maintenance technicians – another area in great need of skilled laborers.
July 18, 2023
WorkHound data shows drivers feel more appreciated than ever before
Despite the positive feedback related to praise for drivers, overall driver satisfaction is down, and that can be attributed to macroeconomic factors affecting things like pay.
March 16, 2023
Trucking companies should take note of Walmart's new driver recruitment strategy
Its associate-to-driver training program is a strategy others could learn from and implement in some way as another avenue to recruit drivers.
February 16, 2023
U.S. Xpress names Julie Van de Kamp president of dedicated
Van de Kamp – now in a role that has mostly been attended by men – attributes much of her career success to her experiences as a woman within an organization that fosters diversity and inclusivity.
January 20, 2023
The state of trucking in the U.S. and around the world
Trucking leaders from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe talk workforce development, the environment, infrastructure and the supply chain.
October 31, 2022
Recruiting & retention
Champion's Code: How principles of sports champions can apply to the trucking industry
Sports author Ross Bernstein used different sports figures throughout history – coaches and players – to relate business principles that could help the trucking industry improve DEI and recruit and retain talent.
October 24, 2022
Recruiting & retention
Female diesel techs find challenges in entering 'male-dominated industry'
Among the biggest challenges facing female diesel technicians is gaining the respect of their male counterparts.
October 18, 2022
Experts weigh in on how to attract Gen Z to trucking as industry demographics shift
Panelists discuss what Gen Z finds appealing about trucking careers and how carriers can use that to market to the youngest generation in the workforce.
September 12, 2022
Recruiting & retention
Recent shift in market conditions changing the driver pay conversation
Fleet Intel's Rob Hatchett said the top takeaway from his recent TCA webinar is for carriers to have regular six-month check-ins on driver pay rates to keep pace with changing market conditions.
August 31, 2022
Should you turn driver management over to the pros?
Outsourcing a fleet not only eliminates the headaches associated with finding drivers but also shifts the burden of other driver-related things.
July 17, 2022
Carriers should consider self-defense training for women drivers
In the industry's efforts to improve the driver shortage, women are good recruits, but many have safety concerns about being on the road. Providing self-defense training could help carriers improve their chances at landing more women drivers in seats.
June 15, 2022
Hiring and retaining Next Gen drivers with technology, training and empathy
A majority of the truck driver population is growing older and nearing retirement age, but it’s difficult to attract new talent because it's physically and mentally demanding.
June 11, 2022
Industry stakeholders work to attract new truck drivers before they enter the workforce
The trucking industry is behind the curve when it comes to training individuals for driving careers at the high school level, which is hurting the industry's prospective driver count, but industry experts are working to change that.
June 6, 2022
Driver shortage trucking's top concern for fifth straight year
Labor shortages, not just drivers, are a prominent theme in ATRI's annual Top Industry Issues list.
October 24, 2021
Trying to turn around a trucking company? Use the 1% approach
Every facet of the industry is so competitive that it can feel like there’s no room for improvement in rates or costs. But opportunities are there – even if you find them just 1% at a time.
October 13, 2021
Fleets bringing remote employees back to the office
Almost 85% of survey respondents said back-office employees were tucked away in home offices, followed by dispatch (53%), safety (51%), and IT (50%).
August 4, 2021
What drives the driver? Recruiting specialist explains
Boardrooms and C-suites at motor carriers are all asking the same question, “what drives the driver?”
June 1, 2021
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Using data to effectively manage your fleet, reduce operating costs
Merely having data is not enough. You need the data to provide you with actionable insights.
Mack Trucks avoids strike with new union labor deal
The 'Mackification' of the medium duty segment
California governor spikes driverless trucking ban
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