driver shortage

Nominations sought for Trucking’s Top Rookie

The nomination form can be completed online at until June 30.

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Forecast: Good times won’t last long

Trucking companies should take advantage of today’s economic recovery because it will be relatively brief, FTR economist predicted.

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Demand pushing pay higher, Charlie Daniels to perform at Super Show, FMCSA sends CSA warning letters, opposition builds against hours proposal and more industry news items are featured.

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Driver shortage leading to higher pay

Driver pay will rise an average 3-5 cents a mile for company drivers and 4-6 cents for owner-operators over the next 12 months, Gordon Klemp predicted.

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Since I wrote about site proprietor and owner-operator Ken Harris in the October edition of Truckers News and in Overdrive in smaller form around the same time, Harris has continued to make strides keeping the memory of onetime diesel showman Tyrone Malone and his apocryphal Bandal Diesel Racing Team alive. Most recently, he's launched a Facebook page for fans to share memories and new finds of pictures and such. Check it out, or click on ...

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Does less mean more? Driver pay in the CSA era

My feature in the January edition of Truckers News investigated a dynamic more and more fleets and their drivers are seeing coming to fruition as freight markets slowly return and, consequently, recruiting staffs expand and fleets begin to hire again. Nothing new there during a recovery, particularly, and the slow pace of this one might seem in direct contradiction to the ever-growing chorus of "driver shortage, driver shortage, oh my!" we've all been hearing for ...

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Roadside Attractions

An Oreo design hits the spot, drug trafficking, a truck beauty calendar and ride-along pets are among the trucking news items featured.

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Skydiving to the ark: A Channel 19 2010 ‘Year in Review’

It's been a banner year for dramatic, contentious, weird and/or humorous trucking news here on the Channel 19 blog. I can't possibly predict how 2010 will be remembered years down the line, but read through the lens of this blog, well, it was nothing short of tumultuous, containing the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. (Readers, an informal poll, if I may: what is the most memorable among the Channel 19 posts or ...

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Channel 19

A dose of trucking humor, oddities and coverage in the media are featured.

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Oh driver where art thou?

Dear driver, I have been hearing there is a shortage of you. Is it because all the owner-operators are succumbing to that CSA 2010 bug and electronic logs? Or are all those newfangled hybrid trucks themselves cross-breeding with a new monster species of broker to drive them out of business? Or, just maybe, since whether by virtue of force or choice home time appears to be up for most people, it's on account of the honey-do lists ...

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