Tag Archive | Francis Hare

MATS Reminder For Truck Driver Recruiting: “Contact Us?” Easier Said Than Done.

Your technology must serve the goal of facilitating, not obstructing, incoming contact from driver candidates. Several years ago at MATS, I had the genuine pleasure of meeting dozens of recruiters—most of whom graciously accepted my card, and invited me to follow-up with them the following week. The trouble started when I attempted to actually do […]

Truck Driver Recruiting: Four Tips For Boosting Referrals

Create an effective referral pipeline by making your drivers believers. It All Starts With Effective Messaging. Selling a qualified candidate on your company is the end goal of any recruiting interaction. If your message isn’t compelling enough, you’re losing sales. Yes, each driver has his or her own unique perspective on the company. But every driver […]

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. […]

Five Steps For Recruiting Owner Operator Truck Drivers

One great way to recruit owner operators is to help company drivers become owner operators. At the very least, you can offer interested drivers solid direction for doing it themselves. It’s no secret that CSA2010 has been especially tough on owner operators. But it’s going to take a lot more than arbitrary government regulations to […]

5 Tips for Recruiting Great Truck Drivers

Maximize your odds of hiring better truck drivers by looking for the four key qualities that all great employees share: Work ethic. Humility. Integrity. Maturity. (WHIM) We all know the driver shortage is making it tougher to find any truckers—much less the great ones. But it goes without saying that the best hires are usually the […]

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 […]

7 Tips For Recruiting Truck Drivers Through LinkedIn

Implementing a LinkedIn strategy now can pay long-term dividends in your driver recruiting efforts. Particularly if you’re looking to recruit younger drivers. It’s been a couple years since I originally published this post. Since then, the results you can get from a LinkedIn search for “Truck Driver” have increased from under 20,000 to just over […]

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 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 […]

Truck Driver Recruiting: Speaking To The Wives

Husband & wife teams are typically the most dependable you can find—which is why it’s important your messaging should appeal equally to the wives. After all, wives often do most of the initial research that leads to a team’s decision to join a company. So when you address their top concerns without having to be […]