Teaching drivers basic business practices is important in keeping them in the company and in the industry, said Sherry Bass, head of capacity development for CRST Malone.
For example, how fuel surcharges work must be fully explained so that both recruiters and drivers understand them, Bass
"If you change jobs more than once a year, you are broke already anyway," Bass
More women do not get into trucking because their comments go unheard by people in the industry, Bass
said."Manufacturers sometimes ignore what women want in trucks," she
said, adding that she
couldn't even reach the pedals when she
was learning to haul in the late 1980s.
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