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  • A student at Wallace State Community College uses virtual reality to learn how to be a diesel engine technician.
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    For diesel techs, AR and VR headsets are changing the recruitment game

    The tools illustrate the industry's technological evolution and help combat the perception of technician jobs as "dirty" or "greasy."

    By Katie Pyzyk • Feb. 18, 2022
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    Averitt Express lays off 58 drivers after losing Shoe Carnival contract

    The two companies are mum on why the contract was not renewed, but it is likely the carrier will try to retain and transfer the drivers to other locales.

    By Jim Stinson • Feb. 16, 2022
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    Driver retention

    Keeping the driver’s seat occupied is critical to transport companies’ operations. Many have launched efforts to not only improve hiring but better retain the drivers they have.

    By Transport Dive staff
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    As Canadian trucker protests drag on, TL spot rates surge

    High rates for loads out of Toronto likely reflect the cost of routing around the Ambassador Bridge, which protesters blockaded.

    By Jim Stinson • Feb. 11, 2022
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    How USA Truck won back driver trust after a 'lost decade'

    The carrier had one of the highest turnover rates in the industry, and fixing that was key to success.

    By Jim Stinson • Feb. 11, 2022
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    Knight-Swift launches program to operate its first Embark AV

    Driver feedback is an integral part of the companies' Truck Transfer Program and will help define tools and procedures for using the technology.

    By Jim Stinson • Feb. 9, 2022
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    OSHA stay a 'sigh of relief,' but not the end of employer vaccination concerns

    States and local governments adopted their own versions of the federal emergency temporary standard, and more rule changes may be on the horizon.

    By Ryan Golden • Feb. 7, 2022
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    FMCSA's driver training rule will eliminate 'CDL mills,' association says

    The federal government had delayed implementation of the Entry-Level Driver Training regulation for two years.

    By Jim Stinson • Feb. 4, 2022
  • Drivers, rental prices and tech: Ryder's CFO talks 5 trends in trucking

    The company is also keeping tabs on labor, operations and equipment as the market continues to be favorable.

    By S.L. Fuller • Jan. 26, 2022
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    Trucking firms try employee benefits as driver recruitment, retention tool

    It's too early to tell whether the method will be effective long term, one expert said. But drivers are asking for more.

    By Jan. 24, 2022
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    6 charts show how private fleets recruit, retain drivers

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

    By Shefali Kapadia • 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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    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 S.L. Fuller • 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 Jim Stinson • 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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    Did FMCSA Clearinghouse shrink the driver pool and challenge recruitment?

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

    By S.L. Fuller • 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 Jim Stinson • 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 S.L. Fuller • Nov. 16, 2021