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28

Jan

Carrier: Health & Wellness Must Be Part of New Era Retention Plans

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Carriers must do more in helping drivers get healthy if they hope to recruit and retain veteran drivers, says a fleet operator in the U.S. The trucking industry has lost more than 150,000 drivers to elevated blood pressure and blood sugar levels since 2014, says Bob Perry, the president and founder of Rolling Strong. As […]

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15

Jan

OTA Launches Significant TV Ad Campaign Celebrating Drivers

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60-sec commercial celebrates truck drivers; their role in economy and society

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4

Jan

The Next Big Thing in Trucking: Female drivers

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Confronting a severe shortage of drivers, U.S. companies have begun turning to a little-tapped labor pool: women

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18

Dec

Kriska Partners with Major Shipper to Create ‘Safe Haven’ Parking Program

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Kriska Transportation Group and one of its major customers have done more than just talk about carrier-shipper collaboration. The Prescott, Ont.-based carrier successfully completed a pilot project Unilever that provides overnight parking for truck drivers. Kriska President Mark Seymour recently unveiled the details of the program at a recent OTA board meeting and as Truck […]

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10

Dec

‘Customer of Choice’ Communication Package a Big Hit!

OTA’s Operation Upgrade ‘Customer of Choice’ media package is getting rave reviews among carriers and progressive shippers.

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10

Dec

OTA Biz Survey: Umbrellas Out as Freight Economy Forecast Glooms

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Weak freight conditions affect domestic volumes/rates, but US lane conditions holding up well

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19

Nov

Article : ‘Customer of Choice’ Trend Picking Up Momentum

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Better collaboration between carriers, shippers and supply chain partners is leading to more “driver-friendly freight” and higher yields or all parties.

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19

Nov

Operation Upgrade: Becoming a ‘Customer of Choice’ Starts at the Top!

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The truck driving profession is facing a shortage crisis in Canada. And the manner in which truck drivers are treated at facilities is one reason why.

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22

Oct

Poll: Trucking Scores High with US Public

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A new nationwide poll indicates Americans look favorably on how truckers drive – especially when compared to car drivers – and see trucking as essential to driving the economy.

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14

Oct

WSJ: Competition High For Drivers

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Average truck driver pay in the U.S. is up 17% in less than two years, as freight haulers fight to meet hiring needs, reports the Wall Street Journal:

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