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Hours of Service, Regulations Will Worsen Driver Shortage

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – If current trends continue, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said the driver shortage has the potential to grow to 239,000 over the next decade.

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Got The Empty Driver Seat Blues? Truck World’s Got The Cure

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO, ON – Toronto-based truck show, Truck World, has added a new feature, a Driver Recruitment Pavilion, where carriers can meet and connect with drivers and potential drivers.

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Five Million Drivers Needed

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NEW DELHI, INDIA – Looking for work as a truck driver? India wants you!

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Driver Turnover Rate Down, But Still Not in Good Shape

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets dipped two percentage points to 97 percent in the third quarter of 2013 in the U.S., according to American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Activity Report.

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Graves Addresses Industry Concerns, Says Embrace Change

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LAS VEGAS – The trucking industry is at a crossroads, ATA CEO Bill Graves said today, and to survive you’ll have to roll with the punches.

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Trans-Canada College Focuses on NB Truck Driver Shortage

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

GW Driver Training is planning on upgrading its services and facilities in order to address the truck driver shortage crisis in New Brunswick, and the first step to the initiative is a change of name, to CollègeTrans-Canada College.

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Driver Hiring: A Failure to Communicate

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

I recently spent an afternoon with a small fleet owner, Brian Taylor of Liberty Linehaul in Ayr, Ont., who wanted to know how he could atytract drivers — good drivers.

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New HOS Rules Cost Truck Drivers and Carriers Bigtime

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Drivers are more tired. They’re making less money. The carriers they drive for are less productive and they need more drivers to haul the same amount of freight. That, according to a new survey, is all a result of the changes to the Hours-Of-Service (HOS) that came into effect July 1.

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ISO PRINCIPLES FOR TRUCKING

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A book that managers of truck fleets large and small need to read.

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Large U.S. Truckload Turnover Hits High, LTL Fleets See Low

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA. – Annualized turnover rate at large U.S. truckload fleets climbed two points to 99 percent in the second quarter of 2013, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported.

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B.C. braces for potential driver shortage

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association is using 2010 as a year to strategically prepare for an anticipated driver shortage in the trucking industry.

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Making Long-Haul Look Great

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A four-wheeling baby boomer travels the Trans-Canada with a veteran trucker with one question in mind. Does the truck industry hold even a slender hope of attracting people like him to its drivers’ seats?

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ISO PRINCIPLES FOR TRUCKING

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A book that managers of truck fleets large and small need to read.

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Trucking Alliance Tells Carriers to Take Responsibility for Driver Shortage

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA – CTA says industry leaders need to show current and future drivers their commitment to solving labor issues.

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BLOG: Stand Up and Take a Bow

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Blogger Dave MacNevin tells us what the trucking needs to promote and sell to the general public. If you love this industry, you will understand, writes Dave.