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Recruiting & retention: Page 2
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
Military veterans offer fleets driver applicants with lower turnover, fewer accidents
There are plenty of opportunities to find truck driver applicants, but it's going to take tapping new and different talent pools; namely Gen Z, women and military veterans.
June 9, 2022
Trucking can promote job inclusion and eliminate gender inequalities
The future of the trucking industry and solving driver shortages hinges on freight companies’ abilities to hire and entice more female workers.
June 7, 2022
What does it take to become a successful female mentor in male-centric industries?
Finding mentors can be challenging for professional women, particularly younger women.
May 17, 2022
Number of diesel tech grads falling as average age climbs
Just more than 9,500 diesel mechanics technologies degrees were awarded in 2019, a drop of about 2.5%.
April 24, 2022
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How recruiting military veterans can help solve many fleet issues
From improving retention and safety to onboarding skills only found in the military, veterans can add more value to a fleet than just filling an empty seat.
March 30, 2022
U.S. Xpress strives for clean and dependable rigs with Road Ready Promise
With driver sentiment ranking high for tidy and good running trucks, U.S. Xpress answered the call with Road Ready Promise, a truck cleaning and inspection program that has drivers feeling 'more pride' for their trucks.
March 23, 2022
Woody Bogler Trucking turns to crypto in new age of driver appreciation
Woody Bogler Trucking is leaping into the metaverse, releasing what is likely the first NFT collection in the trucking industry.
March 1, 2022
Building the legs of a four-legged stool
TCA is launching a new initiative to help members with retaining skilled commercial vehicle operators.
February 13, 2022
Truck breakdowns the top driver complaint of 2021
A truck that spends too much time in the shop was truck drivers' No. 1 beef in 2021.
February 3, 2022
Technology an integral part of diversity and inclusion at U.S. Xpress
'Flooded with phone calls'...diversity and inclusion efforts at U.S. Xpress include a uniquely designed chat box that hones in on a prospective applicant's location and primary language to pique interest and build a better connection.
February 1, 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
Recruiting & retention
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
Hiring drivers in difficult times
How an employee-friendly job market is upending how trucking companies attract and retain great teams.
November 23, 2021
Lack of overtime pay a contributor to the driver shortage
The Fair Labor Standards Act guarantees overtime pay but it doesn't apply to motor carriers.
November 15, 2021
Economist says trucking short 80,000 drivers
Driven by retirement, a backlog in training through the pandemic, and a crush of demand, American Trucking Associations' Chief Economist Bob Costello bumps his driver shortage estimate by 30%.
October 25, 2021
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Keeping drivers cool while fuel prices remain hot
A typical long-haul truck idles about 1,800 hours per year, consuming about 1,500 gallons of diesel.
Hutcheson confirmed to lead FMCSA, becomes the agency's first full-time admin since 2019
Replacement demand likely to drive truck orders despite economic headwinds
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