The pace of driver turnover at large fleets rose to 95 percent in the third quarter of 2017, up 14 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.
A driver shortage tops implementation of the federal ELD mandate as the biggest trucking industry issue, said the American Transportation Research Institute.
Truck driver wages surged 7.8 percent year over year in October to a median of $54,000, the biggest gain of any profession, according to a Glassdoor analysis.
America depends on trucks to deliver our many goods, and an ongoing truck driver shortage threatens the consumer lifestyle we've become so accustomed to.
The turnover rate for drivers of large truckload fleets fell 13 percent during the first quarter of the year, according to the American Trucking Associations.
Holidays leave thousands of truckers stranded, away from family in lonely truck stops, contributing to the trucking industry’s driver turnover crisis.
Trucking firms use better benefits, contests with cash prizes, employee appreciation barbecues to encourage employees to stay put.
Driver turnover at trucking firms continued to climb in the first quarter, the American Trucking Associations reported.
Women make up nearly half of the nation’s labor force but only 6 percent of truck drivers. Trucking industry believes they could be the solution to a critical drivers shortage.