Tag Archives: Driver Shortage

New Five-Year Highway Bill Brings Changes to Transportation and Logistics Industry

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
December 8, 2015

Congress cleared a five-year, $305 billion highway funding bill on December 4 providing funding for freight projects, changes to Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) regulations, and a pilot program to ease the professional truck driver short...

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Trucking Industry Looking to Military Vets to Curb Driver Shortage

Dedicated Transportation, Transportation Management
September 15, 2015

In the hunt for a steady stream of new drivers and workers during the driver shortage, transportation and logistics companies should seek out employees like Michael Raley. As a job candidate, Raley had such attributes as leadership, dependability, lo...

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BevOps 2015: Driver Shortage & Vehicle Costs Challenge Beverage Industry

Featured Resources, Food & Beverage, Leasing, Maintenance, Supply Chain
May 28, 2015

Between the increasingly challenging driver shortage and rising costs related to vehicle acquisition and ongoing maintenance, the beverage industry faces a number of daunting logistics and supply chain challenges. These are only expected to grow as d...

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NEW Special Report helps Keep Businesses Moving during the Truck Driver Shortage

Automotive, Consumer Goods, Customer Service, Deliver on-time, Healthcare
March 12, 2015

The driver shortage in the trucking industry isn't a trend; it’s the new normal. Nearly 80 percent of consumer goods in North America are delivered by trucks, but the American Trucking Association (ATA) estimates the industry is short 30,000 profes...

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Less-Than-Truckload Carriers Could Use Rate Adjustments to Improve Yields

Freight Brokerage, Transportation Management
February 24, 2015

Last year was especially active for less-than-truckload carriers seeking rate adjustments, and the early activity seen so far leads us to believe it’s a similar story for 2015.  In 2014, Ryder saw 241 less-than-truckload (LTL) rate adjustments, th...

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Keeping products fresh during the driver shortage

Consumer Goods, Dedicated Transportation, Food & Beverage
October 6, 2014

“Recruit, train and retain” plan key for food companies In an industry where on-time deliveries are crucial, the on-going truck driver shortage is causing even more challenges for food manufacturers, distributors, grocers and other companies pla...

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