Steering recruiting amid an exhausted labor market

“Companies are basically fighting for a half a worker” for every available job. That’s according to Julia Pollak, chief economist at ZipRecruiter. She recently joined NTI’s Leah Shaver on the Taking the Hire Road webcast for a chat about what’s happening in the labor market, particularly with the supply of available drivers, and how companies […]

Life by the Mile: Love the people behind the wheel

NTI’s Leah Shaver recently joined the gang on the Life by the Mile podcast to talk all things driver recruiting, driver wages, and the importance of supporting drivers every day, every week, and every mile.

A glimpse at the driving job of tomorrow with J.B. Hunt

“Drivers want the same things everyone else wants. They want to be home with their family, earn a fair wage for the work they do, and be respected.” J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.’s Chief Sustainability Officer Craig Harper joins NTI’s Leah Shaver on Taking the Hire Road to share his insights into how J.B. Hunt’s reinvention of professional […]

How fleets can navigate California’s A.B. 5 independent contractor law

NTI’s Leah Shaver and attorney Doug Grawe of The Grawe Group simplify the noise around navigating this new legal landscape for motor carriers and owner-operators on Taking the Hire Road. On the docket: Best practices for fleets to manage independent contractor relationships across all fleet departments, from recruiting and HR to operations and accounting, as well as an update […]

Changing driver profile requires evolved retention strategies

“Driver turnover doesn’t have to be something that continues to be part of the culture in the trucking industry.” NTI’s Leah Shaver spoke with Transport Dive last month about how the driver job is changing — from routing and scheduling needs of shippers to the diversity and desires of the modern workforce — and strategies […]

Recruiting and retaining drivers in a post-pandemic world

“In an industry overinvesting in recruiting due to widely-accepted turnover, the past two years has made it evident that the ROI of shifting resources and energy to retention efforts is valuable to companies and employees alike.” NTI’s Leah Shaver offered commentary in HireRight’s annual Transportation Spotlight Report about the value of focusing on retention over […]

Freightvine podcast: A focus on the driver

NTI’s Leah Shaver joined DAT’s Freightvine podcast and host Chris Caplice in August to chat about why putting industry-wide attention and resources — from carriers, shippers, brokers, and other stakeholders — toward driver retention is the only path forward. To sum up the conversation: The times they are a-changin’, and it’s paramount for carriers and private […]

To truckers, she’s the Sunshine Girl

In its annual Women of Transportation issue, FleetOwner last month featured NTI’s Leah Shaver as one of its twelve trailblazers in trucking. “I felt like it was my life’s best match — helping professional drivers find the right company for them,” Shaver told FleetOwner. Read the full profile here to learn more about Leah’s career […]