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Trucking 2015 Highlights and 2016 Outlook

Jan
8,
2016
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It’s 2016 and many of us are reflecting upon 2015 and so many of the events which have taken place.  There were many highlights during 2015 , including one of the most controversial of the year, FMCSA’s Final Rule for … Continue reading

The Evolution of the Driver Shortage, Trucker Wages, and Safety

Oct
25,
2015
2

Truck Driver Shortage: Addressing Safety,  Driver Wages, Retention, Driver Job Hopping and Turnover rates. The time has come for everyone within the trucking industry to address the facts about the infamous truck driver shortage. The driver shortage is not really … Continue reading

Defining the Truck Driver Shortage and the “Qualified Driver”

Oct
13,
2015
9

The Truck Driver Shortage- Part 1 Defining the Qualified Truck Driver In the recent ATA press release, addressing the continuous “driver shortage” plaguing the trucking industry, their analysis states that the shortage has grown to nearly 48,00 and could increase … Continue reading

Is the Driver Shortage creating negligent hiring among carriers?

Dec
20,
2013
6

Being active in Social Media is time consuming, but the ability to share information with one another creates great benefits for all of us. While reading a thread on LinkedIn, I was going through a lot of the comments in … Continue reading

Trucking Social Media Speaker Jeff Barker

May
19,
2013
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One of the key speakers this year presenting at the 2013 Trucking Social Media Convention will be Jeff Barker; professional driver, columnist, health advocate, and outdoor enthusiast. Jeff will have the task of addressing the topic this year, Truck Driver … Continue reading

Breaking Down Barriers to the Truck Driver Shortage

Aug
8,
2012
2

By:  Allen Smith The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) states that the United States is headed for a truck driver shortage of 200,000 to 400,000 drivers within the next couple of years. Yet as of August 31, 2006, the Commercial Driver’s … Continue reading

Locating, Hiring and Retaining Quality CDL Drivers

Jul
10,
2012
1

  by Mike Reardon As any veteran professional driver will tell you, trucking has its challenges. Similarly to a professional pilot career, it begins with passion.  Professional pilots, way back when, pursued their career goal within an industry that fought … Continue reading

Real Solutions to the Truck Driver Shortage

Jul
5,
2012
1

For the first quarter of 2012, the truck driver turnover rate has climbed to 90% which reflects a 51% increase since the same time period from 2010.  Motor carriers are once again being reported as “scrambling” for qualified CDL truck … Continue reading

Rich Wilson Presents “CDL Training and the Truck Driver Shortage” at 2012 Truck Driver Convention

May
6,
2012
1

Regulatory expert Rich Wilson joins the “Circle of Trust” for his 2nd year. The 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino, kicking off with a reception on the evening … Continue reading

Truck Driver Retention Rate is Industry Controlled

May
1,
2012
5

By:  Allen Smith The American Trucking Association provides updated reports as the truck driver turnover rate rises, explaining that it is a good sign for the industry.  The reason most often given is that it is due to higher freight … Continue reading

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