Thoughts on Electric Semi-Trucks from Logistics Leaders
Heavy electric vehicles are becoming a viable option for Hoosier transportation and logistics firms, but it takes a lot of effort and major investments to switch over an entire fleet. Even more so when that fleet is vital to countless other industries. So where do things stand at this point?
Rising Gas Prices: Thursday's Imminent Railroad Strike To Cripple US Economy
A railroad strike seems to be imminent, what Americans need to think about...(@fermate/iStock) Railroad infrastructure being disregarded is not new news. The United States has some of the most underdeveloped railroad systems in the world. Today, however, is the final day of deliberation for the United States government.
Driver Appreciation - Efforts to Turn Down Turnover
People tend to think that drivers are leaving the transportation industry in droves when they see the industry’s turnover rates, but that’s not entirely accurate. Shocking statistics have shown turnover at over 90% annually for some companies, but only about 1% of drivers left the industry between 2019 and 2021, according to BLS data. The reality is that drivers are hopping between companies most frequently due to things like poaching and enticements. This has gotten a lot of employers thinking very seriously about new ways to improve retention and stop their competitors from luring away workers.
Truckers in Short Supply - What's the Problem?
Steve Sill, pusher truck driverOregon Department of Transportation/Flickr. We're in a truck driver drought. The lifestyle of the truck driver isn't as glamorous these days. Gone are the TV shows like Movin' On and BJ and the Bear, and movies like Convoy. Many modern-day truckers have left the workforce because of the stressors imposed by the COVID pandemic. Truckstops were shut down, and they couldn't shower or grab a hot meal easily. Some drivers weren't even able to park and grab a meal by walking-through a drive-thru, because some restaurants don't allow it for safety reasons.