It all comes down to people. A look at the workforce issues impacting the industry, including ergonomics, recruiting, retention, training, corporate social responsibility, and other personnel concerns.
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ATA says a delay in regulations is unnecessary given that studies have shown that carriers using an ELD saw an 11.7% reduction in crash rate an 50% drop in hours-of-service violations over carriers using traditional paper logs.
Called the “Responsible Labor Initiative”, the program will take a holistic approach to address all aspects of a worker’s journey since currently solutions have been fragmented across industries and regions.
Adding robots to warehouses hasn't dented Amazon's hiring spree. The company had 351,000 employees at the end of March, up 43% from a year earlier. CEO Jeff Bezos in January pledged to hire 100,000 new workers over the next 18 months.