Recruiting

The Impact of PSP: FMCSA's Pre-Employment Screening Resource

When it comes to hiring qualified drivers, motor carriers have a variety of resources available to use as screening tools. One of those tools includes the FMCSA's Pre-Employment Screening Program, or PSP. Companies regularly using PSP have, on average, reduced their crash rates by 8% and their driver out-of-service rates by 17.2% 

 

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...

 

Talent Management: Right vs. Wrong

When I talk to most CEO’s, a common denominator in our conversation is that their employees are the secret to their success. Yet many of those same CEO’s are frustrated because they aren’t growing and differentiating from competitors. Often, the CEO sitting in front of me is frustrated, overworked and flat out unhappy. The...

 

10 Tips to Overcoming the Driver Shortage

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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

 

Hero of the Highway: David Kriegel

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In tribute to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, The Gibraltar Group will be honoring our nation’s drivers 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 their  

 

Hero of the Highway: Rudy Rodriguez

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In tribute to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, The Gibraltar Group will be honoring our nation’s drivers 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 

 

Hero of the Highway: Aurelio Hernandez III

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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!

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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