driver shortage

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

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...

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Should HHG miles-based pay be illegal?

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 door-to-door miles. "The household goods miles system that we’re paid on is often fewer miles than we could legally make a run in," Clark noted, then adding this: "Paying a driver for fewer miles than they did the run on isn’t just ...

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FTR forecasts higher growth, driver pay

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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LogBook

Highway bill includes truck parking elements, court orders release of truck stop tiger, owner-operator finalists named, medical certificate changes start Jan. 30, driver shortage to worsen says FTR and more industry news items are featured.

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Pay Choice

A percentage pay option can be a helpful tool in the right circumstances.

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FTR forecast: Driver shortage to worsen

Trucking is in a growth period, but carriers need to keep an eye on the global economy and its potential impact on freight demand, executive says.

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Friday Channel 19 news round-up: Cross-border trucking; ‘driver shortage’; and the 1 on the 53 and the 99

Separate but not equal That separation could be diminishing when it comes to U.S. and Mexican tucking, now that a new pilot program for cross-border long haul is under way.  In the wake of the Oct. 21 border ceremony at Laredo, when the first Mexican truck crossed as part of the new cross-border pilot program, notes J.E. Dyer at the Hot Air Green Room website, the job-creation rhetoric so prominent in Washington these days has been revealed for ...

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FFE sells dry van trailers, tractors to Celadon

Frozen Food Express announced earlier this month it would restructure its dry freight service.

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Keeping up with driver pay changes

Learn more about owner-operator and company driver compensation in a free one-hour webinar produced by Overdrive and Truckers News and sponsored by Freightliner Trucks.

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Logbook

Owner-operator pay to rise, researcher trashes hour studies, Shell selects SuperRigs trucks, groups push for safer trucks and many more industry news items are featured.

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