Blue Bloodhound has introduced a new digital technology that is poised to change how the trucking industry connects carriers and drivers. The company is working to eliminate the rapidly increasing driver shortage with its web- and mobile-based solutions that connect independent, professional (CDL-licensed) drivers with motor carriers that have job opportunities.
This technology debuted in Cincinnati and Columbus OH, Indianapolis IN, and Louisville KY. Drivers and motor carriers throughout the United States also have access to and are encouraged to sign up and create their profile.
According to American Trucking Associations (ATA), the driver shortage is reaching 50,000 and could go as high as 175,000 by 2024 if common industry practices are not changed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the average age of a commercial driver in the United States is 55. This is particularly troubling in states like Ohio where, according to the Ohio Development Services Agency, more than 25% of the current population is 55 or older.
Blue Bloodhound empowers CDL drivers by letting them operate as fully independent contractors, experiencing the freedom and flexibility previously reserved for owner-operators. The app simplifies the traditional application process by allowing drivers to create a Driver Qualification file as an independent contractor, enabling motor carriers to verify qualified drivers and determine availability in minutes. The intuitive technology serves as a vital connecting piece that expands the database of potential drivers for carriers while providing drivers more options for jobs as well as greater transparency in compensation structure.
The company also believes this new technology will aid in recruitment of the next generation of truck drivers, who grew up with smartphones in their pockets.
For more information, see www.bluebloodhound.com.