Driver Recruitment

The Truth Behind Interstate Distributor’s Driver Retention Numbers

From Recruitment to Fleet Management to Payroll, drivers get the truth. And nothing but. Interstate Distributor’s Tracy Caffrey doesn’t mind telling you something about her company that a Senior Recruiter rarely volunteers without being prompted. “We’re not perfect.” At the same time, having worked as both an independent recruiter and a staff recruiter for any […]

How Con-way Recruits Young Truck Drivers With Apprenticeships

A well-run apprenticeship program can be an excellent way to replace your aging fleet with loyal young drivers whose skills you know you can trust. David May, a driver-sales representative for Con-way Freight, is a well-known industry advocate and ambassador. He’s written a heartfelt piece that looks back at his past—and ahead to trucking’s future. […]

CR England Automates Truck Driver Recruiting. Should You?

Customized Recruiting Software Is Worth The Investment. That was the conclusion CR England VP Thom Pronk reached after a thorough analysis of his company’s recruiting process. With some 4,000 power units, over 5,500 trailers, and over 6,000 employees and contractors, CR England clearly knows something about organizational efficiency. But what Pronk discovered from his analysis […]

Crete’s Healthy Approach To Truck Driver Recruiting & Retention

Crete Carrier Corporation’s Sleep Apnea and Wellness program is paying solid dividends in word of mouth among drivers. Tim Aschoff, Vice President of Risk Management for The Lincoln, Nebraska-based carrier, estimates his company will invest roughly $1.5 million in the program during its first two years. “We’ve always said that our drivers are Crete’s most valuable […]

Three Lessons From MATS For Truck Driver Recruiting

Recruiting is still about establishing relationships, and the most effective recruiting combines new solutions with old truths. My yearly experience at MATS always confirms something I’ve said about the trucking business for about two decades now: There’s no industry or profession where people are more consistently, and genuinely, friendly. Which leads to my first, and […]

What Can College Football Teach Us About Recruiting Truck Drivers?

Build recruiting success on your organization’s greatest strengths. Starting with great recruiters. For an easy example of how two decidedly different programs recruit with success, let’s consider the University of Alabama and its cross-state rival, Auburn. Alabama: Star Quality, Brand Recognition. It’s no secret among knowledgeable football fans that the Crimson Tide’s coaching staff is a […]

A Former Military Driver-Recruiter’s Advice For Hiring Former Military.

If you really want to hire military veterans: Don’t just say it. Show it! By far, the most-read article I’ve written since launching this blog in late 2010 is Truck Driver Recruiting: Look To The Military For Superior Candidates. So it was a genuine, and unexpected, pleasure when I opened a recent email from my […]

3 Tips For Making Your Driver Recruiters’ Calls More Effective

How you say it can mean the difference between success and failure. It’s A Lesson I Learned The Hard Way. In the mid 1980’s, my agency hired an attractive, friendly young woman as our receptionist. Whenever anyone visited our office, they invariably commented on what a great addition she was to the staff. Which is […]

Randolph Rochelle: Oakley Trucking’s Advantage In Recruiting Black Truck Drivers

The trucking industry’s percentage of African American drivers is almost the same as the general population—which is one reason why your recruiting should reflect that level of diversity. If you asked me, this isn’t a race issue at all; it’s human nature: People tend to connect more easily with people similar to themselves. Statistics tell […]

How Your Safety Policies Impact Truck Driver Recruiting

The current Hours Of Service limitations means drivers are more concerned than ever with safety policies. Particularly where driver fatigue is concerned. Everybody knows it by now: Where the FMCSA’s 15-hour “driving + on-duty” limit formerly applied strictly to On The Job time, the current law—passed last December—imposes a limit of 14 hours, period. Which […]

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