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Driver retention: The coal in trucking’s stocking

During the Great Resignation, companies have faced 40% worker turnover, yet trucking faces 90%-plus driver turnover every single year

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Maven Machines’ Rachel Firestone about the real reasons behind the perceived driver shortage. Find out how quality-of-life concerns, a lack of parking and excessive wait times push truckers out of the industry and keep new drivers from entering.

Three generations of Charles Gracey are in charge at Hot Seat Services for this bloodlines segment. They’re joining us to talk about the influence of family in freight while giving advice on hiring and retaining drivers. 

The Dude shows us what’s on the radar in SONAR, including TEU throughput, wait times, rates and a look at TRAC. 

Kinsley Partners’ Frazer Kinsley talks about the importance of partnerships in unwinding the supply chain crisis.  

Plus, 96 container ships are waiting to berth at SoCal ports; the inability to produce pushes Class 8 orders to the lowest November in 26 years; truckers get a $7,800 COVID-19 vaccine bonus at a Canadian carrier; the Lego Titanic is one-third of the way to port; and you won’t believe what happened on a Delta flight.


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Timothy Dooner

Dooner is an award-winning podcaster, content producer and host who is currently the director of audio at FreightWaves and the creative director of Back The Truck Up. In under a year he helped build FreightCasts, the world’s largest logistics and supply chain podcast network in media. He produces and co-hosts the hit podcast and FreightWavesTV show, WHAT THE TRUCK?!? WTT is ranked in Apple Podcasts top-20 Business News podcasts. He also writes a newsletter of the same title with over 10k subscribers in the supply chain and trucking niche. Dooner has been in freight since 2005 and has held directors positions in operations, sales, consulting, and marketing. He has worked with FedEx, Reebok, Adidas, L.L. Bean, Hasbro, Louis Vuitton, and many more high level clients across the full spectrum of the supply chain. He was a featured speaker at TEDx Chattanooga.