driver shortage

POLL: What is driving tight capacity in truckload today?

| May 08, 2014

The economy is improving, and capacity is tight, which means rates are gaining. Is driver pay lagging behind those improvements? Or is one of several other possibilities the main contributor to tight capacity conditions today? ...

Driver shortage: Veteran operators’ views on who’s filling it

| September 04, 2013

In the final installment of this series, longtime drivers Kenny Frye, Jim Hoskins, John Minders and Mike Hogan offer views on the quality of professional entering the industry today.

Driver shortage: Many are called, fewer are chosen

| September 02, 2013

Part 2 in this series examines carrier management and driver views on solutions to improved conditions to attract people to the trucking industry.

Driver shortage: Countdown to a capacity crunch, and a boost in rates?

| August 29, 2013

Is higher driver compensation just around the corner? This series -- part 1 available here -- looks at the tightening of the employment market for drivers, and the potential for a rate boost.

POLL: Why do carriers have difficulty finding new drivers?

| July 29, 2013

Carriers are again talking "driver shortage" in a big way -- what do you think? Why do so many seem to have so much difficulty recruiting new drivers?

Driver shortage: An economist and a recruiter ’round the bar

| March 02, 2013

Owner-operator Jeff Clark, blogging as part of Freightliner's new Team Run Smart initiative, breaks down the driver shortage issue in a crafty way: "An economist and a driver recruiter walk into a bar" and...

Should HHG miles-based pay be illegal?

| July 03, 2012

Owner-operator Jeff Clark, in the conference the Trucking Solutions Group organized Wed., June 20, with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro (Clark is a TSG member owner-operator), presented Ferro with the discrepancy between household-goods miles and actual ...

FTR forecasts higher growth, driver pay

| March 08, 2012

The driver shortage resulted from a “cyclical drag,” which is the industry’s inability to recruit and employ drivers fast enough, and a “regulatory drag” brought on by new government rules.

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