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Supply Chain and national security vulnerabilities rooted in driver pay methods
Over the past 40 years, truck drivers have increased productivity by two fold while earning about half the pay.
January 18, 2022
ATA names 34 America's Road Team finalists
The 2022-2023 America's Road Team will be announced Wednesday, January 19. Also: New Jersey adds real-time traffic alerts for truck drivers.
January 18, 2022
Does trucking have 'seriously' under-reported cocaine problem?
A new study from the Trucking Alliance uses hair drug testing results to suggest that drivers actually use cocaine more than marijuana, and that hair testing would essentially double the number of disqualified drivers. But, some questions remain.
January 14, 2022
SCOTUS set to hear vaccine mandate arguments today
The Sixth Circuit Court last month ruled that OSHA has the authority to require vaccinations, overruling a contradicting decision by the Fifth Circuit. Also: LTL carrier Saia inks deal for 100 Nikola BEVs; Top 250 fleet celebrating 40th anniversary.
January 7, 2022
Recruiting & retention
More carriers reaching out to women during driver shortage
Women in Trucking says more carriers are stepping up efforts to recruit women to fill seats as an unprecedented freight surge and driver shortage converge.
January 6, 2022
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Trailer manufacturer expanding to increase intermodal chassis production
Stoughton Trailers is building a new facility in Texas and expects to be manufacturing chassis there by the second quarter this year. Also: J.B. Hunt paid nearly $10 million in appreciation bonuses last year.
January 4, 2022
SCOTUS will take up vax mandate next year | NTTC names finalists for Tank Truck Driver of the Year Award
Eight drivers are in the running for the award for which they will be judged on a number of factors before the winner is announced. Also: Bay & Bay announces another driver pay increase.
December 29, 2021
Financial incentives almost always overrule safety instincts
Paper Transport driver Jeff Clark parked his rig and avoided a massive pile up whole countless others just like him didn't.
December 27, 2021
Stevens Transport driver named top military vet rookie truck driver
Jimmy Reddell was named the winner of the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award, which earned him a new Kenworth T680. Also: Maverick raising pay for glass division drivers; Women in Trucking seeking Driver of the Year nominees.
December 22, 2021
Trucking orgs reactions mixed to Biden's trucking action plan
Fleet group lauds the Biden-Harris Trucking Action Plan for its attention on recruitment but driver group says it comes up short on solving retention.
December 20, 2021
A new take on attracting the next generation of logistics workers
In this episode of The 10-44, Thomas Geurts, a customs administrator for Arvato Supply Chain Solutions in the Netherlands, talks about a Lego set he designed aimed at celebrating logistics, transport and trucking.
December 16, 2021
How to pay drivers in respect, not just cash
At a time when truckers are seeing record income, fleets small and large still struggle to figure out what makes a company worth driving for. Here, an ethically-minded fleet owner explains how respecting a driver and their family pays dividends above pay.
December 7, 2021
Why we need to eliminate the overtime exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act to solve the driver shortage
When a driver is paid by the mile yet regulated by hour, there will be a natural disconnect as the financial incentives are constrained by the clock.
December 6, 2021
Company drivers value job stability, income, benefits over other factors, ATRI study finds
A recent survey into drivers' classification motivations from the American Transportation Research Institute found that boosting healthcare and retirement benefits could result in better recruiting and retention efforts for fleets.
December 1, 2021
Analysis: Truck parking more troublesome in the Eastern U.S. than west
According to truck parking data analysis by TruckerPath, truck parking tends to be more crowded on the East Coast than the West Coast, and data suggests that it gets more full later.
December 1, 2021
Hiring drivers in difficult times
How an employee-friendly job market is upending how trucking companies attract and retain great teams.
November 23, 2021
Flatbed carrier institutes 5 cpm 'Driver Shortage Surcharge'
The Alabama-based carrier will pass on the surcharge to its drivers. Also: J.B. Hunt launches new transload service in New York metro area; Financing firm offering equipment financing for start-up businesses.
November 22, 2021
DRIVE Safe Act becomes law: Here's what motor carriers need to know
Senator Angus King of Maine on Wednesday discussed the finer points of the bill, which he described as a common sense piece of legislation that could quickly free up tens of thousands of long haul drivers.
November 18, 2021
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Asking hard questions vital to ELD selection
A carrier in Pennsylvania shares their ELD woes and quest to find another provider that more effectively meets their needs.
Spot van rate hits $3 milestone in December
DOT tasks its COVID response and recovery boss to lead FMCSA
XPO expanding its LTL network
J.B. Hunt, Waymo expand autonomous partnership
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