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    6 charts show how private fleets recruit, retain drivers

    Home time and higher pay contribute to lower turnover rates at private fleets compared to their for-hire counterparts. 

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    Trucking and the vaccine mandate

    Stakeholders urge Supreme Court to act fast on OSHA mandate

    The Biden administration will need at least five justices to decide in its favor — which may prove difficult.

    By Ryan Golden • Jan. 10, 2022
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    Tales from the C-suite: COVID-19, squeezed supply chains alter the trucking COO's role

    "Every job has to evolve more tomorrow than it has today, or you won't be in business long," said Garner Trucking COO Tim Chrulski.

    By Jan. 4, 2022
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    Column

    Editor's picks: Old Dominion, TFI and other 2021 stories worth revisiting

    This collection of articles was curated for transport executives who want deep insights into some of last year's most interesting topics.

    By Jan. 2, 2022
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    The top trucking trends of 2021

    For the transport industry, 2021 may be best described as the year of the shortage. But trucking firms are creative problem-solvers.

    By Transport Dive Staff • Dec. 29, 2021
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    The top trucking news of 2021

    Another year of the pandemic; another year of fleets rising to the challenge.

    By Transport Dive Staff • Dec. 27, 2021
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    OSHA vaccine mandate is back on for now as appeals court dissolves stay

    OSHA plans to resume implementing its rule but delay enforcement, the agency said following the court's decision.

    By Ryan Golden • Dec. 20, 2021
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    Central Freight Lines closure raises questions about trucking boom

    An LTL expert said Central Freight Lines is an anomaly in a hot market, while a TL expert is not so sure.

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    How fleets recruited truck drivers in 2021's tight labor market

    Whether a trucking firm was looking for a company driver or an independent contractor, it faced major competition in the race for talent.

    Dec. 15, 2021
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    Businesses plan 3.9% wage boost in 2022, highest rate since 2008

    New hires have enjoyed especially rapid wage growth, one expert said. Experienced workers may feel undervalued and find higher pay elsewhere.

    By Jim Tyson • Dec. 9, 2021
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    Pandemic spurs investments in wearables for truck drivers, warehouse workers

    Wearable technology offers a treasure trove of data for supply chain managers. But the question remains how to translate the data into decisions.

    By Jen A. Miller • Dec. 7, 2021
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    What trucking CEOs say about the vaccine mandate

    The future of the Biden administration's employer mandate for COVID-19 vaccines and regular testing is uncertain, so fleets are planning for multiple scenarios.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Did FMCSA Clearinghouse shrink the driver pool and challenge recruitment?

    The answer depends on who in the transport industry you ask.

    By Nov. 29, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Trucking's role in untangling the web of West Coast port congestion

    The driver shortage has become a "scapegoat" for bottlenecks as empty containers, low yard productivity, limited space and unavailable chassis converge.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Driver referrals in the age of social media: A modern twist on recruitment

    Peer engagement demystifies the industry and creates solidarity among truckers, which can make the job more attractive.

    By Katie Pyzyk • Nov. 19, 2021
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    Sysco to expand truck driver academy nationwide

    Recruiting more workers will help increase retention, which is lower than the company's typical numbers, the CEO said.

    By Nov. 16, 2021
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    Should driver pay be tied to productivity? Fleet execs say it's risky.

    As trucking firms consider incentives, fairness comes into question. It's not the driver's fault if rates go down.

    By Nov. 12, 2021
  • 4 recruitment strategies executives use in a tight labor market

    Human resources executives have advised their peers to, among other things, avoid overreacting to the problem.

    By Ryan Golden • Nov. 12, 2021
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    Tales from the C-suite: How the CEO role is changing in trucking

    "If the position of CEO doesn't continue to evolve, then it will become stagnant," the Harbor Trucking Association's CEO said.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    Opinion

    A longshore view: CDLs for ex-offenders could ease port congestion

    Bottlenecks stem from a lack of common sense and a preference for monetary gains over solutions for the greater good, a former longshore worker writes. 

    By Santura Pegram • Nov. 9, 2021
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    Trucking and the vaccine mandate

    OSHA vaccine mandate on hold, Labor Dept. hints at truck driver exemption

    The mandate could still apply to drivers who work in teams or interact with people inside buildings.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Climbing spot rates lead to record FMCSA authority approvals

    Drivers have learned how to look for TL rates online, giving them visibility into regional markets.

    By Nov. 5, 2021
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    Trucking and the vaccine mandate

    Court stays OSHA vaccine mandate

    The rule, which requires vaccines or regular tests, applies to businesses with at least 100 employees; independent contractors do not count toward that total.

    By Ryan Golden , Max Garland • Updated Nov. 8, 2021
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    Column

    Cannibals, gaps, bubbles and math: 4 themes from ATA's MCE

    With a national spotlight on supply chains, attendees had plenty to discuss, and we had plenty of takeaways.

    By Transport Dive Staff • Nov. 2, 2021
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    3 changes drivers want at truck stops

    Improvements would help fix challenges that are "slowing down our supply chain," a driver for Yellow said.

    By Nov. 1, 2021