In this Friday Short Haul, OOIDA goes off against poor entry-level driver training rules, DOL and FMCSA conflict fuels the driver retention problem, and the American Trucking Associations speaks in favor of the Safe Trucks Act.
In trying to understand the dynamics of the driver-shortage, driver-recruitment, driver-retention paradigm a survey conducted by the Conversion Interactive Agency and Professional Driver Agency went right to the source -- they took a survey of commercial drivers.
A recent article at TruckDriversSalary.com with salary statistics from 2020 shows that Walmart has been displaced from its coveted number one spot by the major food distributor Sysco – though the difference of only a little over $1,000 is nearly negligible for that level of annual pay range.
In this Friday Short Haul USA Truck announces a driver self-dispatch program, carriers are beginning to bump driver pay, and FMCSA announces an emergency declaration for southern states impacted by Hurricane Delta.
Thousands of truck drivers say they owe the success of their ventures into trucking to the training and encouragement that they got from a trucking-oriented website called TruckingTruth.com. Much of their success can be attributed to the unrelenting positive attitude of the site's owner/founder Brett Aquila, who has imbued the site throughout with expressions of encouragement, fierce personal responsibility, humility, the importance of admitting mistakes, and having the desire to learn.
Memorial Day weekend is something to look forward to for a large segment of the United States population, including truck drivers, but it's that time that drivers are away from their trucks and their loads that makes Memorial Day weekend prime time for cargo thieves.
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