August 20, 2018

How carriers can deal with the early driver turnover problem

Early driver turnover problem: 57% of newly hired drivers leave their carriers within the first 6 months

The driver turnover problem costs the trucking industry approximately $2.8 billion a year. This figure includes profit losses due to idle equipment, recruitment of replacement drivers, etc. The driver turnover rate for large truckload carriers has now jumped to 94%—which is a 20% increase from the turnover rate in the

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August 15, 2018

Driver retention: How technology can help fleets

Driver Retention -- How technology can help fleets with the driver shortage and retention problem

Driver shortage is the most significant issue in the trucking industry right now. According to an estimate, the industry will need 900,000 new drivers in the next ten years. The growing driver shortage problem also emphasizes the importance of retaining good drivers. The use of the latest technology can help

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August 15, 2018

A cheat sheet for starting your trucking business

A Cheat Sheet for Starting a Trucking Business

Statistics show that trucks transport 70 percent of all freight in the United States. This translates to approximately $700 billion in shipped goods annually. With the ongoing driver shortage, rising freight demand, and increased rates, this could be a great time to start your trucking business. To help you, we’ve

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August 8, 2018

Fighting the truck driver shortage: 5 driver recruitment tips to remember

Fighting the truck driver shortage - 5 driver recruitment tips to remember

Driver shortage is the biggest issue in the trucking industry right now. According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), America’s trucking industry is going to need 900,000 new drivers within the next ten years. Apart from driver shortage, carriers also have to deal with the driver retention problem. Large truckload

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August 8, 2018

6 key elements of an effective fleet safety program

6 key elements of an effective fleet safety program

Safety is one of the most important concerns for fleets of all sizes. In case of an accident, fleets have to deal with vehicle and driver downtime. Potential liabilities and a bad reputation are some of the other problems that spring up in case there is an accident. According to the

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August 2, 2018

Top 10 states with the most unsafe driving behavior

Top 10 states with the most unsafe driving behaviors

Safety should be the number one priority for any carrier or owner-operator. Improved fleet safety not only helps you increase profitability and reduce potential liability, but it also helps build a thriving trucking business that your customers can trust. The best way to increase safety is by creating a robust

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August 2, 2018

7 driving safety tips to keep you safe on the road

7 driving safety tips to keep you safe on the road

Road safety is of paramount importance in the trucking industry. According to statistics, trucking accidents cost fleets nearly $57 billion in 2017 — covering expenses such as medical bills, vehicle repairs, and lost productivity due to downtimes. Companies also pay up to 33 percent higher insurance rates after an accident

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