Driver Shortage

Driver Qualification Files: The Complete Package

Of the many regulatory requirements that fleet operators must navigate, the rules under 49 CFR Part 391.51 must be followed on a frequent basis. Although this code may not be recognizable by its regulatory part number, many carriers are familiar with its contents: the general requirements for driver qualification files. Every motor carrier must maintain a driver qualification file for each driver it employs. Sounds easy, right? Well, it can more difficult than you think.


Recognizing Your Best Truck Driver

How do you determine who your best truck drivers are? You know, the guys that are out there getting the job done for you every day. The ones that deserve the most home time and best routes. It often seems that the determination of who's the best comes down to who is consistently willing to show up and respond to dispatch. The...


10 Tips to Overcoming the Driver Shortage


As the trucking industry continues to grow in numerous sectors, the amount of retiring and aging truck drivers is mounting. The industry shortage of qualified and, more importantly, quality drivers is increasing at an alarming rate. The American Trucking Association estimates that the current shortage is about 25,000 and


New Hours of Service Compliance: Are You Ready?


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) continues to scrutinize and intensify Hours of Service regulations in attempt to reduce fatigue-related crashes and improve roadway safety. On July 1, 2013, FMCSA will start enforcing regulations for specific, mandatory hours of service limitations on truck drivers. FMCSA Administrator


Oil Boom "Pumps" Trucking Industry


If you haven’t yet heard from every politician in our nation’s capital, energy production is a driving force to the economic recovery. Also, when you decide to emerge from the rock you’ve been living under, check for oil. We seem to be discovering quite a bit. For the United Sates oil and gas industry, 2012 was a record year. Exploration and


The National Driver Shortage: Let's Move Trucking Forward

Imagine heading to the Supermarket routinely to purchase groceries for the week, and you find that many shelves are out of stock.  In fact, the store only has a few of the items from your entire list.  The list that you bring to this store every week and systematically check off.  You seek answers from the nearest employee and,  


Hero of the Highway: Aurelio Hernandez III


In tribute to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, The Gibraltar Group will be honoring our Hero of the Highway by spotlighting some individual truck drivers’ careers. The trucking industry is currently facing a driver shortage, and we wanted to get a firsthand account from the heroes who have been successful on what has fueled 


It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!


September 16th – 22nd is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.  The Gibraltar Group wants to take this opportunity to start conversations about the trucking industry, honor its hard-working members and highlight its current and future status.  Throughout the week, we will be doing just that.  Today, we will take a deeper look at