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Driver shortage eases, but trajectory still points to huge shortfall

October 26, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The shortfall of truck drivers should ease slightly this year. But the long-term trajectory still points to an enormous gap between available and needed drivers, according to the American Trucking Associations. The ATA calculates the shortage estimates by determining the […]


Impact & Regulations

Foreign Truckers Must Be Vaccinated to Enter US Starting Jan. 22

January 20, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Starting Jan. 22, travelers entering the United States at land ports of entry — notably along the Canadian and Mexican borders — and ferry points who are not U.S. citizens must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Department of Homeland […]


Shipping

More Supply Chain Chaos Expected as Omicron Forces Transport Workers to Quit

December 28, 2021

Via: gCaptain

From seafarers refusing to get back on ships to truck drivers whose concern over Covid-related border closures trumps the lure of higher pay, the transport industry is bracing for another roller coaster year of supply-chain disruptions. As omicron infections surge […]


Impact & Regulations

White House to Unveil Plan to Recruit Truck Drivers

December 16, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden Administration is launching a multifaceted program in partnership with industry that aims to expand recruiting efforts in trucking through various efforts, and elevate the appeal of what one senior administration official described as “well-paying, solid careers.” The Biden-Harris […]


Vehicles

Florida Trucking Association, FleetForce Join on Training Program

November 30, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Florida Trucking Association and FleetForce Truck Driving School on Nov. 29 announced a joint initiative to put more truck drivers on the road. Several companies that are FTA members will offer fully paid tuition to potential drivers looking to obtain […]


Impact & Regulations

Truckers Must Be Vaccinated to Enter US Starting in January

November 23, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration is planning to announce. A senior administration official said […]


Shipping

Survey Finds 65% of Truck Drivers Not Looking for New Job

November 3, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The majority of truck drivers are not looking for a new job amid a market in which demand is outweighing supply, according to results of a survey released Nov. 2. The Examining Driver Opinions in Today’s Driver Market survey was […]


Vehicles

Cowan Systems Implements Driver Incentive Program

August 23, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Cowan Systems has implemented an incentive program that guarantees every newly hired driver a $15,000 bonus, the company announced Aug. 19. The Regional Driver Incentive Program also includes additional bonuses based on experience. Those qualified CDL-A drivers who join the […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

US House Highway Bill Includes $1 Billion in Truck Parking Grants

June 24, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Funding to expand parking facilities for truck drivers around the country is included in comprehensive highway policy legislation expected before the U.S. House of Representatives during the week of June 28. The highway bill’s provision, championed by Rep. Mike Bost […]


Vehicles

Study calls for national truck-parking standards

June 14, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

An array of technologies and applications used by truck drivers at the state level to locate and reserve parking spaces highlights the need for a standardized truck-parking information framework across the country, according to a new study. A research report […]


Impact & Regulations

North Carolina Extends Expiration Dates for Licenses, Registrations

May 12, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will extend license and registration expiration dates for more than two dozen credentials, including those that apply to truck drivers, in accordance with Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 relief package. Cooper signed two bills, […]


Impact & Regulations

Trade War Turns Seasons Upside Down for Truckers at L.A. Port

December 20, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

It should be the busiest time of year for truck drivers like Gerald Rogers at the Los Angeles docks. Instead, they’re scrapping over leaner cargoes thanks to the trade war. Rogers, 35, said last year he was shuttling as many […]


Vehicles

Automation will not wipe out truck-driving jobs

June 18, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily

These authors found that the employment loss among U.S. truck drivers will be significantly less than the 2-3 million reported by some media accounts. They found that three factors attributed to the inflation of this report: The count of truck […]


Vehicles

Uber Freight Now Enables Drivers to Rate Facilities

January 31, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Truck drivers using the Uber Freight load-booking app can now rate shippers’ and receivers’ facilities and share feedback on factors such as wait times and amenities. Uber Freight said this new facility ratings feature is designed to help carriers make […]


Impact & Regulations

Industry Tries to Address Nationwide Truck Driver Shortage as Workforce Ages

June 13, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Karen Messier checked her mirrors, shifted into reverse and eased off on the white 2006 Freightliner’s clutch. With Kirkwood Community College driving instructor Roger Smith walking alongside the tandem axle semi — attached to a 53-feet-long trailer hauling a simulated […]


Impact & Regulations

Analysis: We Still Need Truckers, For Now

October 11, 2016

Via: Transport Topics

Someday soon, forward-looking people keep telling us, autonomous trucks are going to wipe out millions of jobs. Right now, though, some trucking companies are desperate for workers. As Bloomberg News’s Patricia Laya wrote Oct. 6: Getting a signing bonus is […]