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For Trucking Industry, Optimism Abounds

Posted by Bob Costello, ATA on Jan 25, 2018

There is much reason for the trucking industry to be optimistic as we enter 2018. For one, freight levels have improved significantly for the industry. In addition, the combination of better freight volumes and for-hire fleets not adding to truck counts in 2017 absorbed much of the excess capacity that plagued the industry over the previous couple of years. With both the main drivers of truck freight demand doing well and the use of electronic logging devices now required, 2018 could be the best year the industry has experienced in the post deregulation era. Indeed, two of the biggest challenges for motor carriers this year will be finding enough qualified drivers and covering all their loads.

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Topics: Transportation Industry and Trends, Driver Retention, Supply Chain

Driver Shortage--What Methods Can Trucking Borrow to Staff Up?

Posted by TMW Systems on Nov 21, 2017

For more than a decade, three disparate industries -- banking, nursing, and trucking -- have grappled with labor shortages driven by the challenges of replacing an aging workforce.

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Topics: Driver Retention

Gender Diversity Makes Good Business Sense

Posted by Ellen Voie on Aug 01, 2017

“The closer that America comes to fully employing the talents of all its citizens, the greater the output of goods and services will be.”--Warren Buffett

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Topics: Driver Retention

How to Ward Off a Driver Shortage at Your Company

Posted by TMW Systems on May 02, 2017

If you’re reading this you already know the problem: the driver shortage will remain an ongoing challenge for those operating fleets over the next decade. And, industry demographics don’t offer any sign of relief.

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Topics: Transportation Industry and Trends, Driver Retention

3 Driver Retention Strategies That Work

Posted by TMW Systems on Mar 21, 2017

If industry volumes have been on the rebound for more than five years, why are so many fleet businesses still struggling with truck driver retention and creating successful driver retention strategies?

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Topics: Transportation Industry and Trends, Driver Retention