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  • Centerline’s Jim Ledbetter achieves prestigious Certified Transportation Professional designation

    Centerline’s Jim Ledbetter achieves prestigious Certified Transportation Professional designation

    Ledbetter is the 5th Centerline professional to earn the prestigious truck and transportation industry credential from the National Private Truck Council (NPTC).

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  • The State of Trucking 2021: A Centerline research study

    The State of Trucking 2021: A Centerline research study

    Our second annual State of Trucking survey hoped to gather how the pandemic has impacted employers and drivers and what challenges they face outside of it.

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  • State of Trucking 2021: A driver’s guide

    State of Trucking 2021: A driver’s guide

    We checked in with truck drivers to see how the pandemic, the driver shortage and changing safety measures have impacted their lives. See how you measure up against your peers.

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  • PeopleManagement President Carl Schweihs Named to Staffing Industry Analysts' Staffing 100 List

    PeopleManagement President Carl Schweihs Named to Staffing Industry Analysts' Staffing 100 List

    Two TrueBlue leaders have been named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 2021 North America Staffing 100 list. Carl Schweihs was named to prestigious list of staffing leaders for the second time.

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  • 3 insights from our State of Trucking 2021 survey

    3 insights from our State of Trucking 2021 survey

    It’s that time of year again for our State of Trucking survey—and everything feels different this time. The pandemic shook up the trucking industry in so many ways.

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  • Requirements for becoming a truck driver: An overview

    Requirements for becoming a truck driver: An overview

    Want to become a truck driver? This highly fulfilling career is looking for qualified people. We've gathered a quick guide to the requirements for becoming a truck driver.

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  • Centerline Drivers To Sponsor National Private Truck Council Safety Newsletter

    Centerline Drivers To Sponsor National Private Truck Council Safety Newsletter

    Centerline Drivers will serve as the exclusive sponsor for the National Private Truck Council (NPTC)’s Driver Safety Letter beginning in January 2021

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  • 5 truck driving and recruiting trends for 2021

    5 truck driving and recruiting trends for 2021

    After large changes across the industry as operations tried to adapt, 2021 will most likely be a year of recovery. A vaccine rollout is on the horizon that the industry is going to have to navigate.

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  • Guide to Compliance Trends for 2021

    Guide to Compliance Trends for 2021

    Regulations on the state, local and federal level are no strangers to constant change. However, the pandemic and consequent recession have added a new layer to this ever-changing world.

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  • [Survey] The Impact of COVID-19 on the Transportation Businesses

    [Survey] The Impact of COVID-19 on the Transportation Businesses

    We created this short poll in an effort to understand current challenges that transportation businesses are still facing today and how operations have adapted for the future as we look ahead into 2021

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  • [Guide] State of Trucking 2020

    [Guide] State of Trucking 2020

    Centerline conducted our first annual State of Trucking survey to gather insights of truck drivers and businesses to understand challenges facing the industry today. Read our full guide on the survey.

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  • 7 truck driving trends to watch in 2020

    7 truck driving trends to watch in 2020

    The world of trucking is constantly changing and evolving. 2019 was a volatile year that was felt across the industry as a whole. As 2020 approaches, we examine the 7 biggest emerging trends for...

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  • How to Leave No Man Behind When Change Hits

    How to Leave No Man Behind When Change Hits

    It has become critical to be able to update or shift directions quickly based on new information in order to stay relevant and innovative in our fast paced world. While change can be good,...

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  • When Discomfort Prods Innovation

    When Discomfort Prods Innovation

    Most people are inclined to stay within their comfort zones: in business and at work, socially, even physically. We’ve learned to focus our attention where our strengths lie and tend to stay in...

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  • What to Say When Walmart Increases Driver Pay

    What to Say When Walmart Increases Driver Pay

    Earlier this week Walmart announced it could be raising driver salaries to $90,000 a year in efforts to stress the importance of their dedicated fleet. Broken down into an hourly wage, the...

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  • The Era of Social Media Recruiting

    The Era of Social Media Recruiting

    While the world spends time trying to understand Millennials, the trucking industry continues to struggle to find drivers in a thinning workforce. As many seasoned drivers retire, transportation...

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  • How is E-Commerce Impacting the Driver Shortage?

    How is E-Commerce Impacting the Driver Shortage?

    Since its inception, e-commerce has impacted trucking. E-commerce has caused businesses to adjust operations to cater to the demand of faster deliveries and shorter hauls, and now, studies are...

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  • Ways electronic logging devices (ELDs) can improve efficiency

    Ways electronic logging devices (ELDs) can improve efficiency

    ELDs provide important information, ranging from potential HOS violations to route problems. Here are three ways your fleet can use ELD data to improve your operations.

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  • Collaboration: Solving the Final-Mile Delivery Dilemma

    Collaboration: Solving the Final-Mile Delivery Dilemma

    Everyday new technology is being created to disrupt and replace tired practices and processes. The transportation and freight industry is no exception. There is one key difference between this...

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  • The 6 Behaviors of Inspiring Leaders

    The 6 Behaviors of Inspiring Leaders

    In a 360-degree leadership case study from over 87,000 leaders from around the globe, Zenger Folkman, a strengths-based leadership development group, found the top three leadership traits that...

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