As would be expected, driver recruiting and retention strategies are often built on three pillars: home time, respect and pay. A number of products and services are geared up to help fleets deliver more value to their drivers in these facets of their workspace.   Earlier this year, management at R.E. Garrison Trucking, a 700-truck refrigerated carrier […]

R.E. Garrison Trucking to outfit 700-truck fleet with EpicVue satellite TV service   Aaron Huff, CCJ Digital Trucking   EpicVue, providers of premium in-cab satellite TV packaged exclusively for the trucking industry, today announced that R.E. Garrison Trucking, Inc. is outfitting its entire fleet of more than 700 tractors with EpicVue systems.   “As the need […]

The time drivers spend, or waste, searching for truck parking is not captured by electronic logging devices, telematics systems or other mobile technology.   To find the productivity impact of parking activities, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) had to use an old-fashioned method. They asked truck drivers to keep parking diaries.   Between June and […]

At 8 a.m. on Wed., May 4, Jeff England walks through an aisle in Pride Transport’s maintenance bay on his way to the second floor of an adjacent office building.   England founded Pride in 1979 and his son, Jay, is now the chief executive officer of the Salt Lake City-based carrier with 500 trucks.   A […]

The Truckload Carriers Association has named FTC Transportation and Bison Transport its 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For.   Oklahoma City, Okla.-based FTC was selected as the Best Overall Fleet for the small carrier category, an award sponsored by EpicVue. Bison Transport out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada was named Best Overall Fleet for the large […]

EpicVue, providers of an in-cab satellite TV packaged exclusively for the trucking industry, announced results of a survey indicating the top reasons drivers chose to stay with fleets. Among the top retention factors are independence and respect.   “What is most interesting is how closely correlated turnover rates are to the culture of an organization,” […]

One of the great joys of the modern age is relaxing in front of the television set after a hard day at work, or catching the big game on the weekend.   Until recently, television has been a rare treat for drivers on the road. It’s mostly been enjoyed in drivers’ lounges – where program […]

EpicVue, providers of an in-cab satellite TV package for the trucking industry, announced that a growing number of carriers with 20 to 50 trucks are using EpicVue as a key part of their driver recruitment and retention capability. “Smaller and specialized carriers are experiencing a driver shortage much like their larger counterparts,” said Lance Platt, CEO […]

EpicVue, which provides a premium in-cab satellite TV package for the trucking industry, announced that Hirschbach Motor Lines is outfitting its entire fleet with EpicVue systems.   “We saw the addition of in-cab satellite TV systems in our trucks as a way to improve the quality of life for our drivers and accelerate the growth […]

Most jobs have a reward waiting at the end of the day: the chance to go home.   Over-the-road truck drivers do not cross this threshold for days and weeks at a time. The truck becomes “home” for at least 10 hours a day while parked at a truck stop, a rest area, or other […]