Driver Incentives

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 […]

Improve Truck Driver Recruiting Through Corporate Philanthropy

A compelling company charity can be an excellent, and cost-effective, way to boost your recruiting of quality drivers. Consider Bears On Wheels It’s a quiet Tuesday night when two police officers receive orders to break-up a domestic disturbance. It’s an ugly scene requiring physical force. As one officer leads the handcuffed husband to the squad […]

Recruiters: Is Your Agency Taking You For Granted?

If you asked me, all too often the answer is Yes. In the years since my firm has been serving the trucking industry, I’ve talked with a lot of recruiters who were referred to me by friends and contacts. Referrals which, more often than not, included some variation on this suggestion: “You should call them […]

Integrated Recruiting: If You Knew It, You’d Do It

In an excellent piece for BusinessWeek magazine, Steve McKee explains why it’s so important for all your recruiting efforts to work together. While McKee’s original column addresses the broader issue of marketing, his points are directly applicable to driver recruiting. Here are the key points I pulled from his piece—adapted to your specific needs as […]

Having Trouble Recruiting Truck Driver Recruiters?

Whether your recruiting department is stretched to its limit or you can’t justify hiring a full-time recruiter, a contract assistant may be your answer. Dianna Lambert and Viki Garrison of The Trucking Virtual Assistants are two independent industry vets who are now integral components in several companies’ growth plans. I called Dianna for a brief interview […]

Expand Your Truck Driver Recruiting Capabilities Without Expanding Your Staff

Whether your recruiting department is stretched to its limit or you can’t justify hiring a full-time recruiter, a contract assistant may be your answer. Dianna Lambert and Viki Garrison of The Trucking Virtual Assistants are two independent industry vets who are now integral components in several companies’ growth plans. A Multi-Talented Talent I called Dianna […]