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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

When publicly-traded Class I freight railroad and intermodal service providers issued second quarter earnings results earlier this summer, the topic of less than ideal service on the rails was a common theme within the earnings releases and question and answer sessions with top management at those companies.
Posted on 09/02 at 09:47 AM
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

In recent weeks, many well-known carriers, including Swift Transportation, Con-way Truckload and US Xpress are making a full-on press regarding increasing driver wages in an effort to secure more capacity and keep their wheels moving, as well as to prevent driver turnover at a time when it is becoming more difficult to recruit and retain drivers.
Posted on 08/14 at 10:43 AM
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

To be sure the ongoing truck driver shortage is crimping overall freight transportation production, and based on data issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) that situation is unlikely to change in a meaningful way anytime soon.
Posted on 07/09 at 12:06 PM
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

While there was a bit of a decrease, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today that the turnover rate at large truckload carriers for the fourth quarter of 2013 came in at 91 percent.
Posted on 03/16 at 12:21 PM
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

At the recent 2014 Stifel Transportation and Logistics Conference, and the Food Shippers Annual Transportation Conference, I had some great discussions with industry experts. They highlighted three reasons carrier rates will rise in 2014.
Posted on 03/05 at 09:21 AM
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Friday, December 13, 2013

No matter how many ways it is sliced and diced, one thing is certain when it comes to truck driver turnover: it is a difficult situation that has been going on for years and does not truly show any meaningful signs of abating, at least for now.
Posted on 12/13 at 07:23 AM
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Monday, October 07, 2013

In the second quarter edition of its Trucking Activity Report, the ATA said that the annualized turnover rate at large truckload fleets is now at 99 percent, up two percent from the first quarter. This marks the highest point for driver turnover at large truckload fleets since the third quarter of 2012 and is slightly ahead of 2012’s annual rate of 98 percent.
Posted on 10/07 at 01:00 PM
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Regardless of some tangible evidence of economic improvement, one related area continuing to come up short is finding and retaining qualified truck drivers. That sentiment rings especially true when looking at data released today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) pertaining to truck driver turnover rates.
Posted on 07/11 at 10:31 AM
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

While the turnover rate at large truckload carriers dipped in the fourth quarter of 2012, the issue of finding and retaining qualified drivers remains a top priority for pretty much all carriers.
Posted on 03/13 at 12:48 PM
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

ATA reported that the annualized linehaul truck driver rate at large truckload fleets is intact at more than 100 percent for the second straight quarter in the third quarter.
Posted on 12/13 at 09:29 AM
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