Leah Shaver is back behind the mic on Road Dog Live this Monday kicking off the week with the topic of turnover. Why DO drivers leave companies and the industry? A recent study reveals that pay is a whole lot more important than we give it credit for. It’s not just Cents Per Mile in the conversation. We’ll hear from experts about how fleets that manage this volatility find a competitive advantage and from drivers about how tolerant they are to risks associated with their paycheck. Professor John Delery from the University of Arkansas joins Leah Shaver and the Road Dog Nation on this special edition of Road Dog Live!
It's Friday with a Leah Shaver Pop-in which means not only is it open phones, open format, open topic for your afternoon, but it's also a FriYAY Dance Party. If you missed a topic or didn't tune in this week, we're open to all calls which means YOU drive the FriYAY show!
You’ve got sunshine on your shoulder and in your ear this afternoon! Summer vacay plans, favorite barbeque foods, biggest fireworks, taking kids on the road, best spots for an on-road trip! By request, we’re celebrating all things summer on the Out of Route Wednesday edition of Road Dog Live. The Red White AND Blue Fireworks begin at 1600 ET with Leah Shaver!
If you’ve got it, it came from a truck, or from the trucker behind the wheel! If we’re going to recruit the next generation of truckers, we need to focus on our people, not the objects they operate. Mark Colson, President of the Alabama Trucking Association joins guest host Leah Shaver to talk about loving our truckers better, planning for the future of the trucking industry, and more LIVE at 1600 ET.
Leah Shaver is back with Trucker Tuesday on Road Dog Live! Professional Truck Drivers have NEVER been more needed or wanted… to the extent that they see over 100 ads per night as they scroll on social media. We’re talking the best and worst ads for truckers, the image of trucking, entertainment and maximizing the value of a Trucker’s scroll during their afternoon drive. Paul Gibson of CDLLIFE, the nation’s largest online driver community joins the program to share some stories alongside listeners in the professional driver community. Join us live, on demand and on the app!
Most carriers, when surveyed, report that they are in favor of hiring less-experienced and even younger drivers, yet far fewer few are actually doing it. The big question on the table seems to be: “How do you safely and successfully onboard newer drivers and at a reasonable cost?” And, how do you retain them as happy and productive employees once you do?
People packed Fleet Owner’s virtual conference room recently to hear two experts from the National Transportation Institute -- Gordon Klemp, CEO and Leah Shaver, vice president, sales and marketing—talk about driver recruiting and retention in a webinar called, Helping New Drivers Succeed and Stay.
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American Central Transport
American Central Transport has been a long-time subscriber to NTI’s Wage Surveys. We have used this information as a tool in helping us design driver pay strategies through the years. More importantly we have found insights shared by Leah Shaver to be invaluable. Leah understands drivers and the trucking industry. She brings a fresh approach to our industry and has been a great partner in solving problems. Our conversations are thought provoking that challenge us to make sure our fleet has best in class fleet strategies. We value our partnership with NTI.
“Being acknowledged as a Certified Top Pay Carrier in NTI’s coveted program has been a tremendous benefit in our driver recruiting and retention strategy. We have a reputation for being the leader in driver satisfaction and as part of this elite group offering the best to drivers in financial stability, compensation and health and retirement benefits. We market to potential and current drivers so that they are able to recognize our Top Pay Carrier status as well.”
“We have relied on the National Transportation Institute for more than 15 years as our go-to source on driver pay and benefits data. The National Survey of Driver Wages allows us to make accurate and informed decisions about where our driver pay, benefits, bonuses and accessorials rank compared to other carriers. We know what we have to do to continue to hire the best drivers that meet our tough standards.”
J.B. Hunt Transport
“From students to experienced drivers, The National Transportation Institute reports the most timely, complete and insightful information on driver compensation available.”