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The 10 Most Pressing Concerns Of The Trucking Industry In 2022
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently released the results of their survey detailing the top 10 trucking industry issues that must be addressed as we head into 2023.
The top 10 issues overall from the survey are as follows:
1. Driver shortage
2. Driver Retention
3. Driver compensation
4. Lawsuit abuse reform
5. Truck Parking
6. Compliance, safety, accountability
7. Detention/delay at customer facilities
8. Transportation infrastructure
9. Insurance cost/availability
10. Diesel technician shortage
Life By The Mile breaks each issue down in detail with DAT Freight and Analytics Principal Analyst Dean Croke. He also offers insight as to why specific issues are ranking higher than usual today, and how the industry should provide solutions.
This is a must-see episode for everyone in trucking - tune in now and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.
Link to the ATRI article: https://www.ruan.com/resources/blog/2022-top-10-trucking-industry-concerns
From Businessman To Truck Driver: A Trucker's Story
Would you love a career that you can do for as long as you wanted to, make great pay, see all states in all seasons, and make a difference every day?
You should seriously consider trucking.
That’s what FreightWorks’ own Gary Joubert discovered as he went back to the industry that helped him get by in college. After a fulfilling career in corporate and trying his hand in managing a construction company, he found himself getting drawn back to an opportunity that pays him well and makes him happy.
Listen to this inspiring episode of Life By The Mile as Gary shares how trucking has changed many lives for the better!
What can make a truck driver stay in your company?
Ask a truck driver this question and see how many different answers you get. For industry veteran and Walmart Distribution Center’s Certified Driver Trainer Eric Ramsdell, it’s CAMARADERIE - a culture where not only are you treated with the utmost respect and welcomed like family, but also an environment where everybody helps everybody.
Life on the road can be lonely, and Eric adds that knowing you are part of a group that looks to achieve something great will help keep you heading in the right direction.
The 2015 and 2022 National Truck Driving and Step Van Competition champion joins Life By The Mile to talk about great company cultures, the love for trucking, and the camaraderie that truck drivers share. Tune in now!
Truck Drivers Keep Our Economy Moving. Are We Appreciative?
When you go to the grocery and pick up your favorite bottle of juice, or a half dozen of your favorite fruits, or have something delivered to your doorstep, a truck driver made sure those things get there safely and on time.
The food we eat, the things we buy, and the comforts we enjoy - were all delivered excellently by truck drivers.
Truck drivers make sure no matter what, no matter how, and no matter when - they WILL DELIVER. No matter how tough the weather is. No matter how long the drive. No matter the long days away from family. The comforts we enjoy today are built on the hard work and sacrifice of all the drivers out there.
Would it hurt so much to thank these truckers? Or share the road politely with them? Or help address their concerns?
Supply chain investor and strategic advisor Anthony Petitte joins Life By The Mile to talk about the highs and lows of the truck driver living in an emotional and engaging episode, delivered by FreightWorks.
How Do You Attract New Drivers And Keep Your Current Ones?
How do you attract new drivers and keep your current ones? LOVE THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE WHEEL.
This is why driver appreciation is so important: the job is rewarding but challenging with long drives, and tough weather conditions to go through, just to deliver excellence.
Our guest in Life By The Mile, Leah Shaver, talks about how gratitude is more than just saying Thank You but making sure companies are focused on making sure truck drivers feel the gratitude. These range from welcoming drivers with good accommodations that make them feel relaxed and at home, making sure they are compensated well, that the trucks run smoothly that they have what they need for their trips, and so on.
Tune in for this Life By The Mile episode filled with awesome insights on driver appreciation, the next generation of trucking, and more from Leah Shaver, President, and CEO of the National Transportation Institute.
The State Of Freight, Women In Trucking, And Giving Truck Drivers Their Due.
Passion brought him to the industry. Productive years gave him wisdom and experience. And now, he wants to keep sharing that wisdom with everyone in the logistics and transport industry.
Life By The Mile welcomes Jeff Dickinson to the show - a decorated industry leader who’s held several key positions in supply chain and logistics management, and is now also a content creator focusing on supply chain disruption, logistics management and solutions, and more.
Join our discussion with Jeff on how truck drivers need to be given more respect, how women in trucking need to be given more credit, and his thoughts on what’s good and bad in the trucking industry today.
Got any thoughts you want to share? Leave them in the comments section, and let’s discuss them!