Driver Retention Best Practices for Truckload Carriers Whether you believe the U.S. has a severe truck driver shortage or not, the main problem impacting trucking capacity these days is much more complex: There are just too many inefficiencies in transportation operations. And those inefficiencies often impact truck drivers’ quality of life and driving experience at …
The new year lies dead ahead, bringing change. Meanwhile, we still face unrelenting capacity constraints on ground, sea, and even air routes. Here are some of the trends we forecast for U.S. trucking firms: Actions you can take right now. What can trucking companies and transport management do differently in 2022 to give themselves a …
Want a guide to being one of the “Best Fleets to Drive For”? A new report details the characteristics reviewed by Chris Henry, Vice President of Customer Experience and Recognition Programs with CarriersEdge, in a recent webinar sponsored by Axele.
Read about the key factors that are investigated when ranking these fleets…
Have you wondered why your driver training is not getting the results you want? In a recent webinar sponsored by Axele, leading driver training expert Kelly Anderson of the Kelly Anderson Group discussed why training is not working in so many companies.
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?
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.