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.