When thinking about the current driver shortage plaguing the industry, I sometimes reflect on those Economic 101 classes I attended in college. Certainly, the principles of supply and demand are playing out. There is a shortage of supply (drivers) available to meet the demand (of commerce). This is resulting in rising freight costs and retail… Read more »
December 18th, 2017 was a controversial day for the trucking industry. That was the day the U.S. Department of Transportation implemented a mandate requiring the vast majority of truck drivers to record their working hours using electronic logging devices (ELDs). The devices would make it more difficult for truckers to manipulate hours of service (HOS)… Read more »
DriverSource will be hosting a CDL Truck Driver Hiring Event in Detroit, MI. April 9, 2019. All CDL Drivers Welcome….
Driving a truck is a serious affair. And safety must always be the top priority in trucking – period. The very fact that larger vehicles, such as semi-trucks, are often involved means a higher probability of fatalities should an accident occur. The Trucking industry is focused on SAFETY. Minimizing accidents through proper training is more… Read more »
When it comes to marijuana and its legalization, that immortal sage of pop culture from the ‘60s said it best… “The times they are a-changin” Bob Dylan, 1963 Certainly, public opinion about cannabis has changed dramatically over the last thirty years. After decades in which marijuana was generally perceived as an evil scourge, surveys now… Read more »
Photo: left to right: Terry Lane, Everett Wright, Jeff Stanley, David Olshansky, Cindy Cox, Jeff Beard and Todd Hale. Team members from our East Regional Offices with DriverSource COO David Olshansky and E. Region V.P. Todd Hale. The group recently attended the MMTA Oyster/Bull Roast and Trade Show, held at Martin’s West in Baltimore, MD.… Read more »
A few weeks ago we updated you on the implementation of Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling program. As stated in that article, American Trucking Association (“ATA”) President and CEO Chris Spear believed the Rhode Island scheme to be unconstitutional and was willing to use whatever means necessary to fight the tolling program. The ATA has begun… Read more »