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Retaining experienced drivers will solve many trucking woes

Jul 19, 2020 at 10:08 AM CST

Burdensome regulations under the guise of safety plague the trucking industry, causing some of the safest drivers to leave. If safety advocates really want safety, keeping experienced drivers in the seat is key. How do we do that? Smarter regulations and better pay. This idea discussed during a Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting on July 14 after Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association President Todd Spencer suggested an end to pay-by-mile as one of a series of solutions to the problem of driver retention. A lot of that conversation derived from a study that was published earlier this year.