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Every industry across the world is daily is increasingly infiltrated with new technology, changing the way the workforce functions, and the trucking industry is no different. Read More

As the trucking industry continues to grapple with the challenge of finding qualified drivers to fill seats, knowing the best ways to attract new, young talent is critical to the future success of a fleet.

In this week's 10-44, Jason and Matt talk with Meghann Erhart, executive vice president at Relay Payments, who talked about what she has seen in visiting fleets across the U.S. and Canada when it comes to what works in recruiting and retaining truck drivers. Read More

The trucking industry is today in the public eye far more than it has been in recent years.

As a critical link in the supply chain, trucking has been a hot-button topic in the media throughout the pandemic. All this attention means that truck driving as a profession is now being considered with more respect and appreciation, as both an irreplaceable part of the economy and a source of growth for people entering the workforce. Read More

Throughout our lives we rely on a multitude of goods and services to prosper as individuals and collectively as a nation, and no industry is more central to that story than trucking.

Today, America's trucking industry is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy and central to our way of life. In fact, nearly every good consumed in the U.S. is put on a truck at some point. As a result, the trucking industry hauls 72% of all freight transported in the United States. As a whole, the trucking industry is a more than $700 billion industry, representing 80% of the nation’s freight bill. Read More

You can’t talk about hiring and retention without mentioning the “Great Resignation.”

Last December alone, more than 4 million Americans quit their jobs. The greatest increase in resignations occurred among workers between ages 30 and 45. One of the industries hardest hit? Trucking. Read More

The trucking industry is dealing with a big problem: we are anticipating a shortage of 100,000 drivers in the next year. Companies are looking to fill these spots with new hires that may not have been able to thrive in the industry before.
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This year's Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California saw more zero emission vehicles (ZEV) and fleets than ever before. The ride and drive event proved to be especially popular. Read More

When electronic logging devices were mandated in most trucks by the end of 2019, a bevy of data from trucks became available to ELD providers. One freight matching platform, FleetOps, is available on a number of ELDs and is using ELD data to improve its service.
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The American Trucking Associations on Thursday published a blog calling on Washington to take action to lower the price of diesel at the pumps. The group said when fuel costs rise, so do the costs of everything else. “Inflation can’t be controlled without some relief in price of diesel,” ATA sai Read More

Every once an awhile you need to take a review of the current market, and especially so during these turbulent times in our economy.
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