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Retention is the issue, not recruiting: An ‘alert’ from trucker Jeff Clark

Clark's personal story relative to pay, recruiting and retention on the new North American Trucking Alerts community, advocacy website.

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Feeling the love with a new carrier, in a warm place

If FMCSA is really concerned about safety, "they'll go after the companies with churn like a Wisconsin butter factory, and leave experienced drivers and small companies with longtime employees alone."

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A look in the mirror: Is Overdrive ‘fit for duty?’

Readers respond to Overdrive's August 2012 cover story, "Fit for duty," about carrier efforts to recruit former military service members to driver ranks.

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Imagine running for the same fleet for 50 years…

Can you? We’ve heard no shortage of stories of independents who’ve stayed active that long leased to different carriers or on their own, but never with the same company. (If you have, I'm all ears!) I can't think of a company driver who's done it, either (though Wisconsin-based Butch Mueller is getting pretty close), and as far as UPS knows, Springboro, Ohio, resident Ron “Big Dog” Sowder (pictured) “may be the only in the trucking ...

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