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Electronic Logging Devices to be Required Across Commercial Truck and Bus Industries

The four main elements of the ELD Final Rule include: Requiring commercial truck and bus drivers who currently use paper log books to maintain hours-of-service records to adopt ELDs within two years.  It is anticipated that approximately three million drivers will be impacted. Strictly prohibiting commercial driver harassment.  The Final Rule provides both procedural and…

Trucking Operator Shortages – Could Female Drivers Shift the Balance?

Today, there are too many driver positions open within the trucking industry. In fact, the Driver Shortage category rose to second place in the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) annual “Top Industry Issues” research, and it is estimated that by 2017 there will be a driver shortfall of close to 400,000. One of the primary…

It’s a Driver’s Market: Fleets Offering Rewards to Improve Retention

American transportation organizations now face a widespread driver shortage. Motor carriers at every corner of the country are scrambling to find ways to retain their best and brightest. While the race has certainly begun to offer better total compensation through pay, benefits, and related structures, more and more carriers are realizing the personal element of…

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