New Entry-level Driver Training (ELDT) rules that go into effect on February 7, 2022 are raising concerns. But what are the ELDT rules, to whom do they apply, and what will be their impact on the driver supply?
Can we fix the supply chain’s trucking crisis in the short term?
It’s tempting to hope that a few key moves will help us get U.S. supply chains back on track. But while unclogging our ports may move trucks around, it will not fix the supply chain’s even bigger woes with trucking capacity.
Not enough truck drivers? Or not using them efficiently? It’s debatable based on a variety of opinions in the industry.
Some say it is a driver retention issue, rather than an actual shortage.
Predictive hiring: Can it help alleviate the driver shortage?
The ongoing driver shortage has been in the news even more lately; empty shelves and restaurants crying for supplies have even been on the national news, in addition to industry publications.
This has led many in the industry to wonder: How can we improve driver recruiting and retention?
Is including younger CMV drivers in the driver pool one way to solve the driver shortage?
The idea is being tested in several programs, as detailed in the newest report from Scopelitis Transportation Consulting.
Can the DRIVE-Safe Act reverse the truck driver shortage?
Our industry has been falling behind in hiring and retaining truck drivers for years, creating an ongoing truck driver shortage. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates that 60,800 driving jobs went unfilled in 2018.
The problems created by the dearth of incoming drivers…
The long-standing truck driver shortage is prompting truckload carriers to reach out to a mostly new group of potential truck drivers: Women. And nobody knows better how to talk to women than Optym customer Quality Logistics Senior Vice President Amanda Schuier. Schuier comes from a trucking family and has learned it takes certain character traits—a …
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week has been around for many years, but this year more than ever we need to celebrate our truck drivers and show them how much we value them. It’s time we set aside to celebrate the professional men and women truck drivers who deliver our goods safely, securely, and on time; keep our highways safe; and contribute to our economy.
Driver Appreciation Week is next week (Sept. 12-18), and we’re pleased to announce our Driver Appreciation Week Contest winners.
We received a lot of great ideas for how to show appreciation for drivers. We’re excited to share them here…
Carriers must be competitive to excel at driver recruitment and driver retention in today’s drivers’ market. Finding and keeping your best workforce may sound like a tough job. But there are lots of best practices and tactics to draw from in hiring and retaining your drivers.
Here are some factoids and ideas to get you started