CCJ Top 250
Recruiting & retention
Truck driver age creeping up, retirement plans on the back burner for many
Despite a high average age, many truck drivers can't afford to retire and nearly as many say they don't plan to.
March 27, 2023
Drivers value late model truck, but not as much as other features
A late model truck is important, but mostly due to its perceived reliability versus an older unit. What drivers say is most important are the features spec'd on the truck.
March 27, 2023
Pay and respect top influences on why drivers leave a carrier
Fleets spend a lot of money annually on attracting and retaining drivers, but in some cases the priorities of the fleet don't align with the wants and needs of the driver.
March 27, 2023
WorkHound data shows drivers feel more appreciated than ever before
Despite the positive feedback related to praise for drivers, overall driver satisfaction is down, and that can be attributed to macroeconomic factors affecting things like pay.
March 16, 2023
Best Fleets to Drive For invest in back-office staff, not just drivers
While the program focuses on fleets that are great for the driver, many of those top carriers also had something else in common: their programs for non-driver employees.
March 15, 2023
U.S. Xpress driver proves you don't have to be big to drive a big rig
Joachim Wangui's short stature didn't hold him back from becoming a U.S. Xpress truck driver and an inspiration to others.
March 14, 2023
Best Fleets To Drive For leaders discuss investments in people, technology
The panel, held at the 2023 Truckload Carriers Association annual convention in Orlando, discussed how fleets are managing the evolution of work and maintaining a competitive edge by investing in training and development programs and technology.
March 13, 2023
C.A.T. Inc. and Chief Carriers Inc. take top honors in Best Fleets program
C.A.T. Inc. and Chief Carriers Inc. stand out as Best Fleets to Drive For, while Garner Trucking Inc. and TransPro Freight Systems Limited were added to this year's Hall of Fame.
March 7, 2023
Loyal drivers in private fleets improving safety, recruiting and truck maintenance
The National Private Truck Council points out how driver loyalty is helping to improve the bottom line for both drivers and the fleets they work for.
February 23, 2023
Trucking companies should take note of Walmart's new driver recruitment strategy
Its associate-to-driver training program is a strategy others could learn from and implement in some way as another avenue to recruit drivers.
February 16, 2023
Union slams 'wrong and dangerous' bill aimed at driver recruiting
Teamsters General President claims the SHIP IT Act jeopardizes the safety of workers and motorists and does nothing to address the supply chain problems' root cause.
February 1, 2023
Pay a top factor for driver turnover but 'not always an amount issue'
More than 50% of respondents to a recent CCJ driver survey said their carrier had raised pay at least twice since 2020.
January 26, 2023
U.S. Xpress names Julie Van de Kamp president of dedicated
Van de Kamp – now in a role that has mostly been attended by men – attributes much of her career success to her experiences as a woman within an organization that fosters diversity and inclusivity.
January 20, 2023
Transportation employment slowdown likely to continue this year
Transportation has lost job numbers for the past four months (through November) but despite that, drivers' interest in new jobs is on an uptick.
January 5, 2023
Tech, coaching and cash improve Mississippi carrier's driver health
Gulf Relay added some extra touches to Espyr's fitness program which has reduced driver losses owed to health issues while instilling a greater appreciation for healthier living company wide.
December 29, 2022
Pay is a primary factor for drivers but not the be-all and end-all
A Work Hound trends report found that pay is once again a critical theme among driver retention, but culture, among other subthemes, are also key to keeping drivers happy.
December 13, 2022
The new age of driver recruitment leans into the power of social media
Melton Truck Lines takes advantage of social media as an advertising method with its new driver influencer program in which drivers post videos about their lives on the road.
December 1, 2022
Watch: The current state of the diesel technician workforce
CCJ parent Randall Reilly earlier this year, in partnership with Shell Lubricant Solutions, produced the 2022 State of Diesel Technicians report, a survey-based analysis of the current state of the diesel technician trade.
November 25, 2022
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California becomes first government in the world to mandate electric trucks
Fewer than 2% of all heavy trucks sold last year were electric, but by 2035 that number has to be 50% in California.
The answer to commercial truck backup camera challenges?
Yellow, union locked in war of words
Beating the roadside blitz: experts share maintenance tips ahead of CVSA Roadcheck
The 2023 State Of Heavy Duty Repair Report is here.
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