What do Truck Drivers Want?

Fleet owners are wondering more and more these days. The driver shortage is a story that’s made the mainstream lately with coverage on CBS News and CNN.

Some say a shortage is not really the problem. In a report compiled by Bridgestone, Joe Rajkovacz of the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) says what’s really going on is churn, that there are plenty of drivers but companies are failing to keep them.

“Turnover rates of 130% or more are common,” he says, “and that’s because trucking is not a very attractive profession for most people today. Drivers want respect. They want home time. And they want pay that makes it possible for them to share in the American dream.

That’s one man’s take. What do you say drivers want? Leave your comment below.

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