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ATA: Driver pay up 15 percent since 2013

ATA's findings are in line with the myriad of fleets who have announced driver pay increases in recent years, as well as findings from the American Transportation Research Institute, who's ...

Video: Dock door rolls closed and hits driver’s trailer — Preventable or not?

This video is an adaptation of a scenario pulled from the CCJ Preventable or Not manual. It is presented via a partnership between CCJ and Instructional Technologies. Truck driver John ...

Driver shortage: It’s a good time to be an owner-operator

Owner-operators are reaping the benefits of a hot freight market, where spot rates jumped more than 20 percent at the end of last year.

Randall-Reilly enhances driver recruiting, lead-gen capabilities with Smart Rhino Labs acquisition

CCJ’s parent company Randall-Reilly has acquired Smart Rhino Labs, Salt Lake City, Utah, which offers recruiting services in the trucking industry.

Congress’ budget deal extends ELD waiver for livestockers, separate bill pushes for under-21 truckers

Livestock haulers would have until the end of September to adopt an ELD under Congress' Wednesday-released spending package. However, the bill skips, at least for now, reforms on driver pay ...
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Driver Deficit: Drivers tell it like it is

It's no surprise that three out of four respondents to a recent survey of drivers and leased owner-operators cited low pay as the reason fleets have a hard time recruiting ...

Indicators: Truck tonnage dipped in February

“Despite a softer February than January, freight remains robust as exhibited in the year-over-year increase,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “The drivers of truck freight – personal consumption, factory ...

Uber Freight debuts discount program for active carriers

The Uber Freight Plus program includes fuel and maintenance discounts, discounts on cell phone plans, as well as rebates on the acquisition of additional equipment.

CCJ Economic Outlook: Fleets looking for room to grow

The 2006 pre-buy phenomenon notwithstanding, truck purchasing is a good barometer of fleet sentiment and the industry’s overall health. If recent order intakes hold steady, 2018 will indeed be a ...

CCJ Economic Outlook: Fleets plan to put tax cuts to work

The new tax reform legislation enacted at the end of last year certainly is a reason Trump’s pro-business policy received high marks from flee survey respondents. According to the survey ...

Knight-Swift acquires 400-truck Abilene Motor Express

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, the truckload giant formed via the merger of Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation last year, has acquired the 400-truck fleet Abilene Motor Express, according to documents filed ...

Indicators: Driver turnover rate eased in fourth quarter

“Despite this dip in turnover, the driver market remains tight and the driver shortage remains a real concern for fleets and the industry,” said ATA Chief Economist Costello said. “If ...

Preventable or not: Merging four-wheeler mauls truck’s fender

John Doe hit the brakes and swerved to avoid a car cutting in front of him, but the collision damaged his right front fender. Was this a preventable accident?