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Weekly Driver Recruiting Report – August 3, 2022

The Weekly Report brings you updated data on recruiting metrics including click, search, and spot rates, plus a new story of the week. This week’s story – The ATA goes all in for women drivers with the launch of their new program, Women in Motion.

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Numbers at a Glance

Spot Rates
WOW: Down 9¢ per Mile
Spot Rates by Segment
WoW: Dry Van Down 10¢ per Mile
WoW: Refrigerated Up 2¢ per Mile
WoW: Flatbed Down 12¢ per Mile
Load Posting Volume
WOW: Down 3%
Load Volume by Segment
WoW: Dry Van Down 1%
WoW: Refrigerated Up 1%
WoW: Flatbed Down 5%
Truck Postings
WOW: Down <1%
Truck Driver Searches
WOW: Up 21%
MoM: Down 6%
YoY: Down 23%
Clicks on Truck Driver Postings
WOW: Up 3%
MoM: Up 23%
YoY: Up 35%

August 3, 2022 Driver Recruiting Insights

Would you like to have your own copy of the trucking industry data? All of the information covered in this week’s report for August 3, 2022, is available for your convenience in PDF form below. Click the image to view and download your copy of the Weekly Trucking Insight.

Trucking Insight - August 3, 2022
Weekly Trucking Insight – August 3, 2022

Weekly Report Transcript – August 3, 2022

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of the Weekly Report. For Randall Reilly, I’m Joshua Miller. Now let’s dive right in and get to all the latest numbers.


Searches were up 21% WoW, but down 6% MoM and 23% YoY. Clicks were all green. There were increases in clicks of 3% WoW, 23% MoM, and 35% YoY.


Total load postings declined by 3% WoW as dry van fell by 1%, refrigerated increased by 1%, and flatbed load volumes fell by 5% WoW. Those totals were the lowest we’ve seen so far in 2022. Load postings were up in several regions, but those increases weren’t enough to offset the drops in the Southeast, Midwest, and South-Central regions, which happen to be the three regions with the most load volume.

Truck availability eased, but just slightly by less than 1% WoW as the overall load-to-truck ratio fell to its lowest level since June of 2020.

Spot rates fell by 9¢ per mile WoW. With that dry van fell a full 10¢, refrigerated ticked up by 2¢, and flatbed declined by 12¢ per mile WoW. Flatbed rates have now fallen by 37¢ over the past four weeks.


We’re always talking about the need for new drivers in the industry, particularly women drivers. Well, the ATA has launched a new program called Women in Motion designed to help attract those women.

The ATA hopes the new program will help:

  • Elevate and highlight the contributions of women to the trucking industry
  • Encourage more women to consider a career in trucking
  • Address important issues within the policy arena that specifically impact women.

Some of the core issues women face while on the road that the Women in Motion program will focus on are safer truck parking and greater diversity in trucking. The program will also seek to provide support and development opportunities for women.

That does it for this week’s report. We hope the information covered today has been useful and helpful to you. You can download your own PDF copy of our Weekly Trucking Insights for this week that covers everything we went over today. That can be found in the description below the video on YouTube or if you’re watching us over on our Randall Reilly site you can find that download in the main section of the page.

Come on back and see us next week as we take another look back to help you move forward. Until then, have a great week everybody.