Category: Trucking Economy & Politics

March 30, 2021 123Loadboard

Getting Off the Road: Why Truck Drivers Quit

With unheard-of growth for online shopping, truck drivers are in high demand. Unfortunately, as more truckers quit their jobs, the industry has a shortage of over 50,000 drivers. With salaries that can reach upwards of $80,000 annually and plenty of job openings, you would think more people would be looking at truck driving as an excellent opportunity. If this is the case, why are so many truckers…

October 31, 2017 123Loadboard

Avoid traffic. How to plan your next truck route.

Trying to avoid traffic jams is good for truck drivers as well as trucking industry managers, dispatchers, executives, and shareholders. Contending with traffic jams on the nation’s highways while trying to ship freight can be incredibly costly in time and money.

September 4, 2017 123Loadboard

Airships: The New Way to Move Freight?

At the international LogiSYM 2017 logistics and supply chain conference in Singapore, company reps for Airships Arabia and Airships Australasia garnered a lot of attention for their Day 2 keynote presentation on the use of airships for logistics and freight shipment.

July 26, 2017 123Loadboard

Thinking of a Trucking Career? Here’s What You Need to Know.

You may be considering a trucking career if you’re reading this article, and there’s great news for you if you are: your economic prospects are very high if you pursue a job as a truck driver in the $650 billion a year trucking industry.

May 10, 2017 123Loadboard

Self-Driving Technology – President Trump’s Administration Leaves Millions of Truckers Questioning Employment

As President Donald Trump prepared to take office, he selected Elaine Chao to serve as U.S. Transportation Secretary. Chao has been a long-time supporter of a lighter regulatory arena and brings new ideas on how new technologies should be governed – to include self-driving technology.

April 9, 2017 123Loadboard

Top 5 Best and Worst States For Trucking

Not all states are created equal when it comes to truckers and trucking companies. There are numerous elements that go into doing business in the trucking industry. What works well for truckers in one state can be very challenging in a neighboring state. Regardless of the differences in states across the country, there are some 500,000 for-hire fleets traveling the roads today generating more than $800 billion in 2016.

March 17, 2017 123Loadboard

CSA Score and How It Affects Your Job Options

The CSA Score from the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program affects any interstate carrier that has a USDOT number. There is no specification to the size or type of carrier. Waivers from participating in the CSA program are not available.

December 22, 2016 123Loadboard

Women Truckers Could Ease The Truck Driver Shortage

Trucking Companies Recruit Women Truckers To Fill The Driver Drought. A severe labor shortage in the truck driving industry has prompted trucking companies to turn to an underutilized employment pool: women. The American Trucking Associations report there are currently 48,000 driver openings, with a projected 890,000 total vacancies through 2025.

March 9, 2016 123Loadboard

Self Driving Trucks a Help or Hindrance?

For the trucking industry, self-driving trucks may require adjustments in economics, risk management, and highway regulations. For instance, the 11/14 rule that dictates when drivers can work, drive, and take a break may need to be revised.

September 11, 2012 123Loadboard Gives the Trucking Industry $75,000 for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW 2012)

123Loadboard is celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) from September 16-22, 2012.