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ATA-MCE: A First-Time Attendee’s Perspective

by Keith Sayer on October 16, 2019

It’s never “business as usual” when you travel across the country. Attending the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Management Conference and Expo (MCE) is no exception. This year’s MCE in San Diego was my first time attending an ATA event, and a week later I am still thinking about what I gained, both personally and for my business, as a result. Attending a large trade show can be a big investment, especially for smaller companies out there. I thought a short piece outlining what I thought of each aspect of the MCE might help others, especially first-time attendees, determine if the…
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New research shows top reasons drivers leave within 90 days

by Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) on October 1, 2019

Early-stage driver turnover is one of the most costly and disruptive factors for transportation companies. According to the Stay Days Table, an index by Stay Metrics that tracks driver retention across a broad range of motor carriers, only 64.9% of drivers hired in the first quarter of 2019 lasted 90 days.

“We want everyone to know how to increase the success rate for retaining drivers in the first 90 days and beyond,” said Tim Hindes, co-founder and chief executive officer of Stay Metrics. “The goal of our latest research project was to give motor carriers a list of five things they should be watching out for when bringing on new drivers.”

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