Driver Retention

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Women’s History Month: Women in Trucking

The logistical nightmares, shipping bottlenecks, and capacity crunch that developed during the pandemic has helped fuel unprecedented increases in female truck drivers. With the shortage of truck drivers expected to double by 2030, the percentage of women in trucking is likely to increase. Many women truckers opt to stay closer to home, taking on dedicated…

Best Dedicated Truck Driving Jobs for Experienced Drivers

Loving your job as a truck driver and having experience gives you choices for your career pathway. With experience, you are indispensable. A valued truck driver deserves consistency in pay and the ability to be home with family more often. The best dedicated truck driving jobs provide a better experience for the driver. Regional Dedicated…

3 Things to Consider when Hiring a Dedicated Trucking Company

Avoiding capacity issues and the driver shortage are two compelling reasons to hire a dedicated trucking company. Even more compelling is reliability, cost-control and not having to worry about maintaining a fleet and its logistics. If you already have your own fleet, but need to move specialized freight predictably and economically, dedicated transportation may be…

Are Dedicated Trucking Jobs for You?

Are over-the-road (OTR) and regional trucking not quite the best fit, but you still yearn to get behind the wheel of a big rig? You have other options, and one of those options is dedicated trucking. Unlike OTR and regional jobs, dedicated trucking routes typically consistently service the same company and locations. As a driver,…

Why is Truck Driving a Popular Career?

Like the classic Steppenwolf song “Born to be Wild,” if you’re looking to get your motor running and head out on the highway, then a career as a professional truck driver could be right up your alley. It’s an adventurous career that’s a far cry from sitting at a desk for 40 hours a week.…

How Do Truckers Decide Where to Work?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the trucking profession remains a career in high demand. This is largely because the industry is composed of aging professionals today, and as this generation of drivers exits the workforce, new drivers will have to assume the mantle if goods are going to continue to be delivered…

Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19 on the Trucking Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely forced all of us to adjust to a new way of living. During this crisis, it has also led to a surge in demand for goods across the country, from medical supplies to food to personal items. Fortunately, for all of us, professional truck drivers never stopped delivering. Drivers at…

The Key Advantages of Dedicated Contract Trucking Fleets

When it comes to making decisions for your business, it’s always important to weigh the costs and benefits. For a business owner who runs a trucking company, there will be an opportunity to choose between a private fleet and a contract fleet service. Sure, a private fleet will allow more control for the business owner,…

Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of Truck Drivers

According to the American Trucking Associations, there was a shortage of truck drivers last year that surpassed 60,000. That number is expected to grow to 160,000 by 2028. With the average age of a commercial truck driver at 55-years-old and with more baby boomers retiring from the trucking industry every year, it’s so important to…

Keeping our Truck Drivers Safe During the COVID-19 Crisis

For nearly three months the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged our country and many other countries all over the world, resulting in several deaths, hospitalizations, and closed businesses and schools. It’s also forced us to adjust to a new way of living with government-issued stay-at-home orders. This unprecedented situation also has led to a tremendous surge…