Driver Recruitment

How TMC Successfully Recruits and Retains Student Drivers

Four Steps For Building Your Own Program TMC Transportation has been recruiting student drivers since 1993. Which makes the Des Moines-based carrier fairly unique among flatbed companies—who tend to demand more experienced drivers. “What we want,” says TMC’s VP/Recruiting Duane Boswell, “is drivers who do the job right. And in our experience, it’s usually better […]

4 Ways Oakley Maximizes Driver Recruiting AND Retention

Tips for improving communications effectiveness. Little Rock-based Oakley Trucking maintains a turnover rate less than 1/3 the current industry average for fleets the American Trucking Associations categorize as “large” (above $30 million in revenue). How? Pretty simple, actually. “You’ve got to take care of the ones you have before you go get more,” says Oakley recruiting […]

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 […]

Recruiting & Retaining Women Truck Drivers Starts with Honesty.

Understanding how to effectively recruit and retain women truck drivers could literally put an end to your company’s driver shortage. Any company focusing the tone and approach of its recruiting efforts squarely on male truckers is losing-out on an opportunity that’s never been more valuable than it is today. For starters, the majority of all […]

Five Tips For Using Pay-Per-Click to Recruit Truck Drivers

If you’re not getting results from PPC, you’re doing it wrong. It’s as simple as that: Properly implemented, PPC can be one of the most cost-effective weapons in your recruiting arsenal. Here are five tips for making a PPC investment pay: 1) Budget Wisely In one sense, PPC is a lot like traditional media advertising: […]

Recruiting and Retaining Women Truckers Means Understanding Their Needs

Women can be a large part of the solution to the driver shortage if carriers are willing to adapt their recruiting and training programs. Few people have written more extensively, or authoritatively, on the topic of women truckers than California-based Desiree Wood, publisher of the REAL Women in Trucking blog. In an extensive post, Desiree […]

Driver Recruiting Ads Should Focus On What Matters To Truckers

The best place to start developing effective driver recruiting ads is by talking with your drivers. If you ask the right questions, you might learn a lot more than you’d expect. (NOTE: This post was originally published in 2011, but it’s generated a steady stream of clicks lately, so I thought I’d update and re-post […]