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How the right equipment can keep truck drivers in the seats

Fuel efficiency and total cost of ownership typically top the charts of topics here at Fleet Equipment. On the other hand, you can spec the most efficient, cost-effective trucks possible, but it’s no use if you don’t have anyone to drive them. Just take a look at the American Trucking Associations’ latest driver turnover numbers. Even though turnover at large truckload fleets fell 13 points in the first quarter, it still rests at an unsettling 89%—the lowest it has been since the second quarter of 2015. It’s the same scary story at smaller fleets—carriers with less than $30 million in annual revenue—turnover dipped one point to 88%, the lowest point since the third quarter of 2015. And less-than-truckload (LTL) fleets aren’t faring much better, as turnover dropped three points to 8%, the lowest point since the second quarter of 2013. read more at fleetequipmentmag.com