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Shortage of Truck Drivers to Reach 50,000 This Year Says New Report

Shortage of Truck Drivers to Reach 50,000 This Year Says New Report

| October 23, 2017

The trucking industry could be short 50,000 truck drivers by the end of 2017 warned American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello in his latest report. “In addition to the sheer lack of drivers, fleets are also suffering from a lack of qualified drivers, which amplifies the effects of the shortage on carriers,” Costello said. […]

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Professional Drivers Appreciation Month in September at Denny’s

Professional Drivers Appreciation Month in September at Denny’s

| September 1, 2017

Denny’s travel center locations across the country are celebrating professional drivers in September as a way to recognize and thank the driving force of America for its hard work by giving professional drivers a chance to enjoy discounts on their favorite diner dishes with  scratch-off cards and a year-long discount key tag. Guests will also […]

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Turnover at For-Hire Carriers Unchanged in First Quarter

Turnover at For-Hire Carriers Unchanged in First Quarter

| July 9, 2014

The turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose just one percentage point to 92% (annualized rate) in the first quarter of 2014, but held above 90% for the ninth consecutive quarter, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). While turnover is well above the low of 39% four years ago, ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello […]

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Minnesota Trucking Association Requests Sleeper Berth Pilot Project

Minnesota Trucking Association Requests Sleeper Berth Pilot Project

| December 17, 2013

This month, the American Trucking Associations and Minnesota Trucking Association jointly petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to conduct, with the industry’s support and involvement, pilot program to study the safety benefits and impacts of increased flexibility in the use of sleeper berth breaks by professional truck drivers. “The trucking industry wants FMCSA to […]

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Truck Driver Turnover Drops in Third Quarter

Truck Driver Turnover Drops in Third Quarter

| December 11, 2013

Truck driver turnover for large fleets has dropped by two percentage points to 97% in the third quarter of 2013 according to the latest edition of American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Activity Report. “Despite this dip, the market for experienced, qualified drivers remains exceptionally tight,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “I expect, as the economy […]

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