Retiring drivers from the baby boom and Gen X demographic have created an enormous hole, so now it’s more vital than ever to attract younger drivers to our industry. Traditional methods aren’t enough to excite the younger generation about a trucking career.
FROM LEAH’S DESK: HOW TO GET MORE YOUNG DRIVERS BEHIND THE WHEEL Let’s talk about recruiting for different age cohorts. Right now, the average age of a trucker is 38 for new entrants and 54 for an experienced driver, according to NTI Carrier data. As baby boomers and older Gen Xers border on retirement, it […]
AN EASY WAY TURBOCHARGE DRIVER ENGAGEMENT We talk a lot about tools companies can use to keep drivers happy, engaged, and, well, continually employed with them. And sometimes, those topics can get a little heavy. Driver health and retirement benefits are going to require a big conversation. And subjects like managing driver dwell time can […]
RECRUITING THE NEXT GENERATION IN TRUCKING We’ve all heard the story about aging drivers. There’s no need to regale the NTI audience with statistics about average age or the number of retirements. These are numbers that our readers are already painfully aware of. But for as imperative as it is to address the aging workforce […]
Women In Trucking Association partners with The National Transportation Institute to gather and distribute its WIT Index
In an effort to better quantify the number of women working in the trucking industry, Women In Trucking Association, Inc. (WIT) created the “WIT Index”, which measures the number of women drivers and management at organizations nationwide. One of the most often asked questions is “how many women are in the trucking industry?” Of course, […]
Stifel Capital Markets is pleased to offer: Positioning Driver Wages for Success in 2016 Friday, February 26th, 2016 | 11:00 a.m. ET The National Transportation Institute Gordon Klemp – Founder & President & Leah Shaver – Chief Operating Officer Moderated By: John Larkin, CFA – Stifel Transportation Analyst Dial-In Number(s) (888) 267-2848 Passcode: […]