CCJ Top 250
Recruiting & retention: Page 2
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
CCJ's 2022 Innovator of the Year: JLE Industries gives drivers autonomy
JLE's recent update to its DriverOS innovation, which involved taking the platform to an app, allows drivers to select the loads they want to haul and so much more.
November 22, 2022
Modern Hire expands virtual job tryout solution with assessment for commercial drivers
Hiring teams can use a combination of live and on-demand interviews to quickly learn about their candidates, assess quality of fit and make a hire while providing candidates an engaging experience that can be easily accessed anytime, anywhere.
November 22, 2022
FMCSA's Women of Trucking Advisory Board has a lot to offer men
Though it's a panel of 16 accomplished women in trucking, two members' accounts of the meeting illustrate how issues discussed -- from training practices and crime prevention to parking and more -- could have a big impact on all of trucking.
November 21, 2022
Technician program completion numbers falling but diesel in better shape than auto, collision
Higher wages in diesel compared to automotive has become a draw to would-be technicians.
November 16, 2022
Women leaders in trucking discuss recruiting, retaining and empowering the next generation of women
Diversity directly impacts bottom line. The industry cannot afford to leave women out of the equation, especially with such a severe shortage of drivers and diesel technicians, but much of that talent pool is being overlooked.
October 28, 2022
Engagement is key in transportation wellness programs
Transportation health and wellness experts say implementing a wellness program isn't enough; engage drivers with things like fun competitions to encourage them to actually participate, ultimately benefitting the company's bottom line.
October 28, 2022
Desires and dysfunction: Root causes of driver dissatisfaction
Dysfunction stemming from poor physical and mental health include chronic loneliness, compulsive spending and poor coping skills when faced with disrespect and the desires for more pay, home time and respect seem to be a consequence.
October 26, 2022
Driver shortage number drops, still near record high
Higher average pay has brought some new blood into the industry, but it's also incentivized drivers to log fewer miles for the same take home pay.
October 25, 2022
Champion's Code: How principles of sports champions can apply to the trucking industry
Sports author Ross Bernstein used different sports figures throughout history – coaches and players – to relate business principles that could help the trucking industry improve DEI and recruit and retain talent.
October 24, 2022
Female diesel techs find challenges in entering 'male-dominated industry'
Among the biggest challenges facing female diesel technicians is gaining the respect of their male counterparts.
October 18, 2022
More women becoming diesel techs, but not fast enough to meet demand
Leaders in the diesel tech field admit women are often better than men when it comes to working with computers surrounding mechanics, but old stereotypes around gender roles are holding the industry back from attracting women to the field.
October 13, 2022
Feedback helps catch turnover issues you didn't think to ask about
Two simple questions can lead to a powerful culture change that reduces driver turnover.
October 10, 2022
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Mergers & Acquisitions
Best Dedicated Solutions acquired by port-to-door logistics company
Chicago-area-based Best Dedicated Solutions (BDS) has been acquired by STG Logistics.
Doomsday emissions regulations
Brakebush program recruits new drivers from within
Oral fluid testing rolls out today, but program is still on pause
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