Latest posts about Truck Drivers
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Walmart Raises Pay For Truck Drivers to As Much As $110,000 in the First Year
April 8, 2022
Drivers working at Walmart will enjoy better benefits as a result of a new Private Fleet Development program.
NLRB claims two trucking companies misclassified drivers at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach
March 22, 2022
The long-simmering problem of how to correctly classify trucking industry workers—either as contractors or employees—has arisen once again. In a precedent-setting move, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) general counsel is alleging two trucking companies are misclassifying drivers as independent contractors in violation of federal labor law.
Effects of the Pandemic & Supply Chain Crisis on Truck Drivers
March 21, 2022
Truck drivers have been overlooked and overworked, not to mention in high demand, throughout this pandemic when in fact, they are among the unsung heroes of this ongoing economic crisis.
Mitigating Risk and Improving Trucking Safety with Enhanced Video Intelligence
February 22, 2022
Video is an integral safety tool for reducing that risk for drivers and fleet owners and operators in order to manage fleets.
The Roadmap to Creating a Great Truck Driver Culture
January 4, 2022
Trucking is more than just the notion of drive and delivering on time every time; today employees are seeking the complete package including the company, benefits, and culture.
Trucking industry blasts Biden’s vaccine policy, warning one-third of drivers may quit
November 5, 2021
The trucking industry is blasting President Joe Biden’s vaccine policy for not allowing an exemption from a federal mandate that requires private sector employers with over 100 employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Upside of COVID-19 Pandemic-Induced Truck Driver Shortages
May 25, 2021
Inflation is one of the headwinds facing the US economy and consumers, and inflation is fueled, to some extent, by the national shortage of truck drivers; this shortage raises truck transportation prices, which show up in higher prices for every product.
Driver shortage hits home: gasoline tankers searching for operators
May 21, 2021
There are fears the summer driving season could be curtailed by a looming driver shortage for gasoline tank car drivers. Of course, word of driver shortages is nothing new for the overall trucking industry, which estimates it is approximately 50,000 drivers short of what carrier executives say they could use to fill trucks as the nation emerges from the post-coronavirus lockdown.
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index heads down but remains strong
January 18, 2021
The November TCI, which is the most recent month for which data is available, came in in 10.26, down from October’s record high reading of 16.17. And the firm said that the trucking environment remains strong, as rising freight rates continue to power robust trucking conditions.
XPO Logistics heralds new record for Drive XPO app downloads
January 14, 2021
Greenwich, Conn.-based global freight transportation and logistics services provider XPO Logistics said today that it reached a new high-water mark with its digital freight marketplace, XPO Connect, noting that the Drive XPO app, which is used by carriers and truck drivers to access XPO Connect, has now been downloaded more than 300,000 times.
10 Things to Know About Truck Driver Detention
October 29, 2019
Here’s how those hours that drivers spend waiting around the yard can impact the trucking industry, and what shippers, customers, and carriers can do about it.
Landstar Honors 176 Owner-Operators during BCO All-Star Celebration
July 25, 2019
Landstar System, Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation services, honored the best and safest Landstar owner-operators during its 8th Annual Landstar BCO All-Star Celebration held earlier this month.
Learning from Route Plan Deviation in Last-Mile Delivery
April 28, 2019
This capstone project studies route deviations in the last-mile deliveries of a large soft drink company.
Last-Mile Delivery Route Optimization
April 24, 2019
Urbanization and customer demands are making last-mile delivery optimization increasingly complex and important for retail companies.
Landstar Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway Winner Gets His Birthday Wish!
February 6, 2019
Landstar System, Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation services, kicked off the year by giving away a truck on Jan. 24 during its BCO Appreciation Days event in Jacksonville.