Tag: truck driver industry news

EPA Puts Phase 2 In Place For Idling Truck Standards

New rules set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency’s 1,690 page greenhouse gas pollution rule book is giving worry to truck drivers. Right now, there is great concern for the safety of the environment due to heavy-duty truck idling, especially when truck drivers idle their trucks during required rest breaks during day and weeklong trips…. Read more »

Good News Regarding Trucking Turnover

Industries measure their turnover rates each year. For the trucking industry as a whole, the turnover rates are typically very high. There’s some interesting news for 2016. According to The American Trucking Associations (ATA), turnover at large truckload fleets fell by 13% in the first quarter of this year, getting down to 89%. This was… Read more »

Trends in the Trucking Industry

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There is a shortage of professional truck drivers in this country. Research found the shortage to be about 20,000 in 2005. According to trucking.org, that number increased to 38,000 by 2014, rising to 48,000 last year. Yikes! The situation is a bit dire, with the shortage expected to rise over 100,000 in the next decade… Read more »

Trucking Continues To Be On The Rise

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Even though it often gets overlooked, trucking has been helping move products across the country for many years. Unfortunately, due to the economy a few years ago, the trucking industry hit a rough patch; however, thanks to a growth in retail sales and factory output, the amount of products moved by trucking hit an all-time… Read more »

How Truck Drivers are Keeping the Economy Rolling, Literally

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Currently, the need for truck drivers is at an all-time high. More businesses require commercial trucks and the cross-country transportation of their goods. At this time, there are more trucks than there are drivers, so whether a professional driver has his or her own truck or not, they are in high demand. The scarcity of… Read more »

Shortages Put Experienced Truck Drivers in Demand

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If you read this blog regularly, you’ll notice a trend: the trucking industry is growing but there aren’t enough qualified drivers. Right now there’s a need for about 35,000 more drivers, and that could grow to a staggering 240,000 in the next decade according to the American Trucking Association. Take, for instance, the Central Valley… Read more »