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Category Archives: Jobs and Careers

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

Oct
25,
2015
5

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

Recruiting New Truck Drivers 101

Oct
23,
2015
0

When someone mentions the term “Recruiting,” most folks wouldn’t associate marketing with it. Moreover, most people see the world of marketing and advertising as an annoying practice lacking any sense of boundaries. In the end though, marketing plays a vital … Continue reading

Defining the Truck Driver Shortage and the “Qualified Driver”

Oct
13,
2015
10

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

The Keys to Maximize Owner Operator Success and Profits

Jul
25,
2015
2

In an ideal world, carriers, shippers and freight brokers would all be working well together making sure that all are fairly compensated for the roles they play in moving freight across the country. Unfortunately that’s not what happens, and there … Continue reading

Truckers’ call for higher wages gains momentum

Jul
19,
2015
0

On Saturday July 18th, the AskTheTrucker “Live” broadcast took on a display of unity and passion from trucking industry professional drivers which had not been sensed in a long time. The topic was truck drivers wages. The call was for … Continue reading

Fighting CDL driver harassment, retaliation, and false DAC reporting

Jun
12,
2015
4

Many drivers have experienced, or are at the very least familiar with, employer retaliation via wrongful and often harmful false information reported to authorized agencies. It’s not an exaggeration to say that many a career has been ruined by these … Continue reading

Driver sees wages synonymous with trucking safety

May
30,
2015
1

By Allen Smith Low wages, driver shortage, high driver turnover, low retention, poor recruiting practices, cheap freight, working without pay, low hiring standards and unskilled labor are just a few of the phrases you will hear included in any discussion … Continue reading

Truck driver retention and the generation gap

Feb
22,
2015
13

Although nobody will dispute the role that the deregulation of the trucking industry in 1980 had on the truck driver retention problem, the fact remains that the industry itself remains as a major player in its continuance. As far back … Continue reading

Common Sense Trucking: Avoiding Predatory Lending

Feb
9,
2015
1

The trucking industry certainly has its share of problematic issues which most often are aimed at the drivers’ ability to succeed or fail in their chosen career. On average, the beginning trucker will last only six months before calling it … Continue reading

Truckers working together to reclaim professional image

Jan
24,
2015
5

In years past, professional truck drivers were known as the “Knights of the Road”, looked upon as highway heroes crisscrossing the country in their donation toward the greatness of America. In the fifties and sixties, their pride in the profession … Continue reading

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