Trucker-Employment Turnover Rates Lowest in Four Years

July 15, 2015 by Seth Sparks, @sethbsparks

Long-haul drivers have experienced fewer employment turnovers in the first quarter of 2015 than they have in the past four years, according to the American Trucking Associations. Both big- and small-truckload fleets experienced the same trend, falling to a rate of 83 percent and 84 percent, respectively.

The Wall Street Journal reports that better incentives for truck drivers might account for the somewhat surprising numbers. A slowdown in freight movements is another possible explanation, though experts have been cautious to make too many assumptions in their interpretation of the drop.

The trucking industry will keep a close eye on the numbers from the second quarter of 2015 to see if the trend will continue.

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