August 29, 2018

Can Millennials Help Solve the Driver Shortage Problem?

Can millennials help solve the driver shortage problem

Statistics show that there is a shortage of 51,000 more drivers in the U.S. trucking industry. The trucking industry projects a shortfall of over 100,00 commercial drivers by 2022. Because of the increasing driver shortage problem, retaining good drivers has also become significantly more important for fleets. Fleet managers use

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August 27, 2018

Labor Day Flash Sale: Get Buyout Credit and Free Dashcams

KeepTruckin Labor Day Flash Sale - Free Buyout Credit and Smart Dashcams

Labor Day marks the end of summer, so in addition to hanging at the beach and throwing a BBQ, don’t forget about the big sales—including the one from KeepTruckin! We’re happy to offer you our limited-time Labor Day Flash Sale to new customers. The flash sale offer* includes a buyout

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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 20, 2018

The Top 4 Lessons I Learned On My First Overnight Trip In My Husband’s Truck

Trucker Wife Story - Feature Image

Will has been driving for over five years now. I had developed a few preconceived notions about his job from a wife’s point of view. I finally got the opportunity to take an overnight trip with him in his truck and I will admit that my ideas, beliefs, preconceived notions of what his life was like were wrong.

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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