As we move through 2023, there are indications that it may actually be trucking fleets who now have all the options. According to our research, the supply of drivers is outpacing the need for drivers for once, which means fleets can now be much more selective and not just look for drivers … but look for the right drivers.
If your equipment doesn’t meet the basic expectations of most drivers, you will find it increasingly difficult to hire for your fleet. By gaining an understanding of drivers’ demands for the age of their truck, maintenance expectations, and opinions on safety regulations, you have the opportunity to better position yourself against competitors and land more hires.
How is your hiring process affecting your drivers and potential hires?
There’s been lots of talk about the crumbling American infrastructure for quite some time. Is there any truth to it? If so, just how bad are our roads and bridges? Today we take a look at some of the data to dig into some staggering stats about the state of American bridges.
Lately, it seems that the business of trucking is getting more and more expensive. And for good reason … it is! Fuel costs, driver wages, and truck/trailer payments are all up. So, what’s a fleet to do? After all, “you have to spend money to make money,” right?
The following metrics are sourced from truck driver recruiting campaigns managed by Randall Reilly. Recent trends are detailed below to review driver employment activity.
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Demand for for-hire truck transportation exhibited an uptick on a seasonally adjusted basis in the fourth quarter of 2021 based on the for-hire trucking ton-mile index, an index assembled by Yem Bolumole at the University of Tennessee and myself based on linking output from 41 freight generating sectors identified from the Commodity Flow Survey.