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    Default Trucking's biggest concern: finding drivers

    Hmm, not if you talk to ABF

    A shortage of drivers remains the top issue facing the North American trucking industry, according to a report released today by The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's non-profit research arm.

    For the second straight year, the driver shortage in North America is the top-ranked issue in ATRI's Top Industry Issues report, the group said, adding that strong freight demand and an aging workforce are increasing pressure on motor carriers to recruit and retain the best talent.

    The report echoes ongoing concerns over attracting and retaining drivers across the industry.

    Number two on ATRI's 2018 list is the Hours-of-Service rules, driven in large part by the industry's call for increased flexibility in the rules; driver retention ranked third, moving up two spots from last year, the group said.

    Industry concern over the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has abated since the final rule went into effect last year, ATRI reported, noting that the issue dropped from the number two spot last year to the number four spot this year. Rounding out the top five issues is a lack of available truck parking, ATRI said.

    ATRI said it received more than 1,500 responses from motor carriers and commercial drivers for the 2018 Top Industry Issues report.
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    Default Re: Trucking's biggest concern: finding drivers

    There not gonna find drivers to work all their daylight hours away for this pay......I proposed $35 across the board for city/dock. No raises. From beginning till end of contract. Everybody gets the same. Drivers,dock, casuals.........then you have a "real' job and maybe people come. And mybe people stay..No figuring what you're gonna make and how long till ya get it. Time and a half over 8 and no 9 hour bids. I wuld have put it for raod too but the road drivers should do that. I think mileage pay is like piece rate......HURRY UP!
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    Default Re: Trucking's biggest concern: finding drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
    There not gonna find drivers to work all thei daylight hours away for this pay......I proposed $35 across the board for city/dock. No raises. From beginning till end of contract. Everybody gets the same. Drivers,dock, casuals.........then you have a "real' job and maybe people come...No figuring what you're gonna make and how long till ya get it.
    But then you have these COO's that lay more people off. I was told ABF in Albuquerque could not even get enough drivers and yet here they go laying off the ones they do have!

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    Default Re: Trucking's biggest concern: finding drivers

    Nobody can handle the freight we have now.....Internet orders are crazy...one guy doing what moving companies do all the time...lift gate liftgate liftgate...I'm sore. It should get really even more insane if UPS Freight customers move thru their thing.

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    Default Re: Trucking's biggest concern: finding drivers

    There needs to be smaller trucks for the increase in home deliveries from internet orders....Plus I notice a lot of me being the only person involved more.....no receiver due to people not being home.....no shipper due to us getting to pickups later......The whole world has the convenience of going home between 3-6 and will not stay or will not pay people to stay to ship....they leave us a way in wether thru guard or whatever......and we go do everything after working all day on deliveries......I think it would be very fair to say to the world.......drivers are human and like a life too......so therefore..any pickups done after 2PM pays 3X the cost........then maybe they get done earlier......and no more waiting till Friday to ship...or the end of the quarter for numbers.........ship steady all week and all quarter or face a triple price increase....We want lives too. Or pay for it bigtime.

 

 

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