Month: July 2017

Engaging Expedited Drivers: 4 Key Things to Know

Summary Expedited drivers are a different breed of trucker. To keep them on your team, you need to look at their individual needs in a different light.   If you need it—and you need it now—you need expedited trucking. While a regular carrier can take a load from point A to point B, it’s an expedited trucker’s job to get that load there pronto. They’re like the “9-1-1” of the trucking industry. They’re the folks you call on when your manufacturing line has shut down when you need a specific…


The International Approach to The Driver Shortage

Summary The trucking driver shortage isn’t a uniquely American issue. Here’s what two other countries are doing to address the driver shortage. We tend to think of trucking as distinctly American—right up there with apple pie. The trucker has been intertwined with American culture since there was trucking. While the U.S. is undeniably a global economic powerhouse, it’s not the only one in the world. 23% of all European cargo is delivered via truck (compared to air cargo, which is just 9%), and…


Payroll: A Key Component of an Effective Driver Retention Strategy

Summary: Not only does a great payroll manager control finances, they can play an important role in the war against turnover.   If you’ve dived into the deep end of driver retention—or even if you’ve just stuck your toe in the shallow end—you’ve probably come to the realization that it’s tricky business. People are hard to put a fine point on. What motivates one person might not motivate someone else. But there’s a common thread that motivates nearly everyone: money. You can try different…