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23

Mar

Carrier panel sees drop in driver applications

Carrier panel sees drop in driver applications

The driver shortage is already intensifying, with the number of both new and experienced driver applicants down over the last couple of months, as economic signs lead to improved optimism about increases in freight and rates this year, according to a panel discussion of three major truckload executives Tuesday at the Truckload Carriers Conference annual convention in Las Vegas.

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23

Mar

US Trucking Execs: New HoS exacerbating driver shortage

A looming driver shortage, is already manifesting in a significant drop of applicants for driving jobs and enrolments for driving schools, according to a recent panel discussion with Derek Leathers, president and CEO, Werner Enterprises, Dan England, chairman of C.R. England and Max Fuller, chairman and CEO of U.S. Express.

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23

Mar

Manitoba sets wheels in motion to certify truck driving profession

The report suggests companies have had challenges recruiting drivers for a number of reasons, including the profession has never had any official standing. Creating a certification process and making truck driving a designated occupation won’t be a magic bullet, the WFP article notes, but provincial and industry officials believe it won’t hurt.

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23

Mar

Study: Truck driver shortage a blow to Canadian economy

Canada could experience a shortage of 25,000 to 33,000 for-hire truck drivers by 2020, disrupting not only the trucking industry, but the Canadian economy and ultimately affecting the well-being of consumers as well, according to a new study released today by the Conference Board of Canada.

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20

Mar

Analyzing the driver shortage

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There’s more and more talk about the shortage of truck drivers these days, especially in the general media; an indication (at least from where I sit) of just how serious this issue is becoming. This isn’t just a U.S. problem, either, as this shortage is affecting Canada as well.

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20

Mar

Steering drivers into a pain-free future

Innovations like automated and automatic transmissions that eliminated shifting, and power steering that has made turning the steering wheel no more difficult than if you were driving your personal Ford around town to do some grocery shopping, have changed the dynamics of what it takes to drive a truck.

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