Commercial truck drivers’ hours of service (HOS) have been in the news quite a bit recently with emergency changes due to COVID-19 in both Canada and the United States. Now the proposed HOS changes from August 2019 have received their final ruling from FMCSA.
Last week, we at C.H. Robinson had the great pleasure of hosting our 2018 Contract Carrier of the Year Award ceremony in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Because 2018 was a strong year for carriers in the United States, it fueled an ongoing need for more drivers. In fact, The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index identified 2018 as having the “strongest truckload pricing achieved since deregulation.” This strong demand for truckload capacity, coupled with not enough carriers to meet that demand, led many [...]
Every business has expenses. And in today’s market, if you’re like most, you’re looking for ways to cut costs wherever possible. After all, lower costs often mean higher profitability. For small trucking companies, cutting costs may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
No one said being a truck driver was an easy gig. But they might not have told you about all the health challenges you’d face either. Did you know that the FMCSA estimates the average life span of a truck driver at only 61 years old? That’s drastically lower than the national average. And honestly, [...]
I’m always glad when Truck Driver Appreciation Week rolls around every September. It’s one short week each year when we try our best to thank the drivers across the country who make our world possible. In honor of Truck Driver Appreciation Week, I’ve come up with seven reasons why you should thank truck drivers.
When education and passion combine, amazing things happen. That’s just one of the many reasons C.H. Robinson helps fund educational opportunities through the C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program for contract carriers and employees. This is our sixth year of the program and I’m pleased to announce we’ve chosen this year’s contract carrier scholarship recipients.
C.H. Robinson’s Carrier of the Year in the 1,000+ size segment is Melton Truck Lines. Discover why Melton Truck Lines deserves the title in the final installment of our Carrier Spotlight.
There’s never been a guarantee that a carrier can find a replacement for a driver who switches companies. But, now with the truck driver shortage, it’s becoming even more difficult and imperative to hold onto quality drivers.
The past few years have seen a potential driver shortage problem turn into a real driver shortage problem. Many of the carriers I work with are paying closer attention to recruiting and retention techniques more than ever before.