The word “paradox” comes to my mind when I think about the ongoing driver shortage facing the trucking industry. The word means a statement or proposition that, despite sound reasoning, leads to a conclusion that seems self-contradictory. Comedian George Carlin had his own amusing definition of paradox…”If you try to fail and succeed, which have… Read more »
Digital Dashboard Cameras – The Added Benefits leading to their Acceptance
Digital technology is steadily becoming an ever-larger part of our daily lives. The ability to capture images digitally and then wireless transmit those images to friends and family has made companies like Apple and Facebook darlings of Wall Street and profitable beyond imagination. We can now remotely control home appliances and utilities from digital devices.… Read more »
Women in Trucking Careers – Strategies for more effective promotion.
It’s the heartburn shared by nearly every trucking company owner – not enough drivers. And that heartburn is real! According to the American Trucking Association, trucking is currently about 50,000 drivers short and that shortage is expected to triple by 2026. While the economy is fueling more demand for additional truckers, the existing pool of… Read more »
DriverSource Attending 2019 NPTC Annual Conference April 14-16, 2019 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Booth #448
If you’re attending the 2019 National Private Truck Council’s annual convention, visit us at booth #448. See first-hand how we can provide you with CDL Truck Drivers and assist you with DOT Regulatory and Driver Background Screening. Our full-service staffing and recruiting services are customized for YOU to solve YOUR transportation-hiring needs. DriverSource is a… Read more »
Our Northeast Region’s Driver of the Month Award for February 2019
Our February 2019 Driver of the Month for the Northeast Region is Don W. Don has been with DriverSource on a dedicated lease with our client in Mt. Joy PA since September 2017. He’s been a stellar employee that has exemplified the kind of driver we want…safe and always working as scheduled. He hasn’t missed… Read more »
Our Northeast Region’s Driver of the Month Award for January 2019
Our January 2019 Driver of the Month for our Northeast Region is Mike R. Mike has been with DriverSource since 10/2017 and has done an outstanding job with our client in Bedford PA. He never misses a scheduled work day and has serviced our top customer with exceptional work ethics and friendly attitude. We appreciate… Read more »
COURTING THE MILLENNIALS – is it the solution to the truck driver shortage?
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 »
THE ELD MANDATE – is it having unanticipated effects?
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 Hiring Event in Detroit, MI – April 9, 2019
DriverSource will be hosting a CDL Truck Driver Hiring Event in Detroit, MI. April 9, 2019. All CDL Drivers Welcome….
Improving Driver Safety – could it be as simple as hiring more female drivers?
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 »