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Identifying truck driver retention in central Oregon working in the owner-operator capacity


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Abstract (summary)

This research used a quantitative method with a descriptive, correlational design to identify, quantify, and correlate the primary motivating factor(s) in owner-operators’ decisions to leave or remain in the trucking industry in the owner-operator capacity. A survey was developed form an expert panel and tested with a pilot study. The resulting study was comprised of 108 participants, all of which were current or former owner-operators who have worked in or through central Oregon. In addition to basic descriptive data, the regression analysis provided only one significant predictor of an owner-operators decision to remain in the trucking industry in the owner-operator capacity, which was length of time as an owner-operator. Pearson’s correlation analysis revealed that the cost of fuel was negatively correlated with the number of years spent as owner and the number of years spent in the industry. This research provides a platform for further research such as a mixed method research design which could provide depth to the quantitative data by giving the participants the opportunity to expound on their responses.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Entrepreneurship;
Management;
Transportation planning
Classification
0429: Entrepreneurship
0454: Management
0709: Transportation planning
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Information access; Motor carrier; Operations; Owner-operator; Trucking
Title
Identifying truck driver retention in central Oregon working in the owner-operator capacity
Author
Dixon, Susan L.
Number of pages
124
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0850
Source
DAI-A 72/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124482590
Advisor
O'Donnell, William T.
University/institution
University of Phoenix
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
D.M.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3442743
ProQuest document ID
853641945
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/853641945
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