Monthly Archive: October 2017

Carriers Must Be More Competitive to Stop Turnover

If a truck driver shortage numbering in the tens of thousands were not bad enough, America’s motor carriers are also having a challenging time keeping current drivers on the payroll. Driver turnover was up sharply in the second quarter of 2017 after lower turnover in the previous quarter.

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) says that the majority of second-quarter turnover is not the result of drivers leaving the industry. Rather, it is drivers leaving one company to go work for another. Turnover is a symptom of carriers offering things like signing bonuses and new equipment to encourage the best drivers …