2024 driver pay outlook: With a clear dividing line in place, here’s how all fleets can navigate another year of uncertainty and challenges
In this month’s installment of From Leah’s Desk, NTI’s Leah Shaver takes a look at the year ahead and the main themes developing with driver compensation, driver recruiting and retention, and strategies your fleet can consider this year as the industry navigates another year of uncertainty and challenges.
In this season of giving and reflection, consider these trucking charities (Plus: A few ideas for giving back in your community!)
Aside from local giving options like toy drives, sponsoring children in the local community to provide gifts for, and donating to food banks or homeless shelters, there are also a myriad of charities doing impactful work in our industry and, specifically, for our driver community when the need arises. Here’s a list to consider as you make your decisions this year about which organizations to support financially or with other resources.
Struggling with driver productivity and quit rates in a tough freight cycle? Here are 3 ways to communicate with drivers and raise the bar of expectations
Between recent pay raises, how the driver job has evolved over the past few years, and changes in expectations of both the workforce and employers, fleets are finding it hard to keep their people incentivized and productive absent continued aggressive pay raises, which just aren’t happening in today’s freight market. So, as a fleet leader, how do you get there? How do you resolve these challenges at your company?
Women & The Wheel will bring conversations to the NTI Blog about the real experiences of women in our industry, what they’ve learned and can teach from their years (or even decades) working in trucking, and how motor carriers and private fleets can continue to build on the momentum of establishing trucking as a secure, attractive, and rewarding career for women of all ages and backgrounds.
Diversifying your driver lead funnel, letting drivers own profitability, and the enduring value of a CDL: Consider these 4 strategies in your fleet’s driver programs
In this month’s From Leah’s Desk, NTI President & CEO Leah Shaver shares insights on diversifying your driver recruiting funnel to excel in any market cycle, the enduring value of a driver’s CDL, empowering drivers on the profitability of their individual truck, and focusing on the habits you want your recruiting program to embody.
NTI’s reflections, resources, and driver wages insights as 2022 closes and 2023 begins.
Attracting talent and providing career path development in trucking extend well beyond the driver’s seat
What does career path development look like at your fleet? This is a point we hit on frequently at NTI in our work with fleets of all sizes. The pervasive lack of career path — or at least a stated and understood path — for professional drivers absolutely is a contributor to the churn of […]
Ian has been a reminder that there’s always something we can do to help each other and our communities, whether that’s giving resources or time in the wake of a disaster or in other ways throughout the year. And it’s a reminder of the critical role trucking plays not only in our daily lives, but helping us rebuild towns and communities in the wake of disasters.
In the spirit of yearlong appreciation for drivers and their causes, here are 10 suggestions NTI is offering every fleet to consider and implement in their own way to express appreciation and celebration for professional drivers all 52 weeks of the year.
LeadHER Trucking, developed by the LeadHER Alliance and the Women in Trucking Association, gives new entrant drivers access to a dedicated mentor, monthly and quarterly enrichment and educational sessions, and support, guidance, and motivation for women in their first year behind the wheel.