NTI’s reflections, resources, and driver wages insights as 2022 closes and 2023 begins.
Attracting talent and providing career path development in trucking extends 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.
Driver health impacts every department, from the C-suite, to HR and recruiting, to compliance and safety. Drivers and their wellness need to be at the center of everything we do.
When bad PR strikes, it will feel like a strong headwind to recruiting and retention. The actions carriers take in the wake of the bad PR, however, is much more important than the negative attention cast on the industry.
NTI’s Leah Shaver reflects on her time on the WIT board: promoting trucking as a positive career, forging relationships, building mentorship programs, and seeing trucking evolve to become a more gender-inclusive industry.
Let’s take a look at the top concerns shared with us and how to roll with the punches.
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 […]